Tag Archives: Asian Art

Korean Gwakbunyang Haengnakdo Folding Screen Sells for $720,500

Popular in Korea, folding screens were created to decorate rooms and a backdrop to enhance the festive mood for special events such as weddings, birthdays, and holidays. Adorned with symbolic images with auspicious meaning, folding screens have long been loved; and more recently become a study subject among art historians, who see them essential in understanding Korean art and culture of the late Joseon period.

In the September 24, 2021 Asian Works of Art auction, a six-panel, Korean folding screen, Gwakbunyang Haengnakdo, sold for $720,500.… Read More

Asian Art Consignment Day | New York

Consign Asian Art & Antiques in New York

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 | SKINNER NEW YORK

The Asian Works of Art Department is now inviting consignments for upcoming auctions. Department specialists will be available by appointment to offer verbal evaluations and accept consignments in the Skinner White Plains, NY office on October 13.

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Contact Us: newyork@skinnerinc.com 212.787.1113

Skinner New York50 Main Street, Suite 1004, White Plains, NY 10606

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Rarity Rules at Asian Art Auction: Two-volume Tome Garners $137,500

BOSTON, MA – March 31, 2021. The Skinner March Asian Works of Arts auction offered various pan-Asian material ranging from Chinese ceramics and Japanese prints to a textile from Turkey and a stone funerary stele from Egypt. Fierce bidding that took place online in the last hours of the sale resulted in an exciting climax with many pieces selling for more than their estimated value.

One of only one hundred copies in the world, a near-pristine copy of Heber Bishop’s Investigations in Jade brought $137,500, including buyer’s premium.… Read More

Consider This: Collecting Chinese Textiles

Subject and Symbolism

The symbols depicted on a textile can tell you quite specifically what the function was and who would have owned it. Chimes, twin fish, and double happiness characters are symbols for blessings in marriage, designating a marriage robe. At the same time, Imperial dragons were strictly only used on Imperial textiles until the later parts of the Qing dynasty. 

Manchu Wedding Robe, China, 19th century. Sold for $9,225 in September 2019.

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The Art of Set Decoration: How Japanese Textiles Inspire Andrew Baseman
Set by Andrew Baseman for the movie Crazy Rich Asians

ONLINE EVENT | MONDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 4PM

Join us to explore how antique Japanese textiles have influenced the vision and creative process of Andrew Baseman, a designer and set decorator on diverse film and television projects including Crazy Rich Asians, Mindhunter, Gotham, The Nanny Diaries, Eat, Pray, Love, The Americans, and The Normal Heart. Andrew will share how he turned motifs from the fabric swatches on offer in our upcoming Asian auction into a line of handmade rugs for his interior design clients.… Read More

$1.6M Chinese Vase from a New England Home Leads Skinner Asian Works of Art Auction

BOSTON, MA – June 19, 2020. The Skinner June auction presenting the arts of China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia dating from Neolithic times through the 20th century was a resounding success. Robust participation from top international collectors and dealers on material from estates and collections long off the market resulted in prolonged competitive bidding and a $2.5M auction

“The success of this recent Asian auction is testament to the valuable work Skinner does helping families realize top market potential for their tangibles,” says Skinner CEO, Karen M.… Read More

The Art of Japanese Cloisonné

Japanese cloisonné uses an ancient enameling technique originating in the West during the Middle Ages. The term cloisonné comes from the French cloison, meaning partition or segments, and refers to a form of decoration in which metal strips or wires are applied to a surface in closed shapes. Glass or enamel are melted into each partitioned area to create an elegant, jewel-like decoration. Initially, cloisonné adorned small portions of jewelry and metal accessories.… Read More

First Tuesday | February 4 | Marlborough

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough

Tuesday, February 4 | 1:30PM – 4PM

Specialists Robin S.R. Starr, Jonathan Dowling, Kaitlin Shinnick & Suhyung Kim will be on hand to evaluate items and accept consignments for upcoming auctions.

Robin S.R. Starr – Director of American & European Works of Art, will be on-hand to evaluate paintings, prints, sculpture, and photography for upcoming auctions. She is looking forward to seeing examples by listed, sought-after artists, as well as iconic works of fine art photography from the 19th through 21st centuries, with market interest over $1000.… Read More

Asian Art Consignment Day | Boston
Large Cloisonne Vase and Stand, Japan, Hayashi workshop. Sold for $9,840 on September 14, 2019

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18

The Asian Works of Art Department is now inviting consignments for upcoming auctions. Department specialists will be available by appointment to offer verbal evaluations and accept consignments in the Boston Gallery on December 18 between 10AM and 3PM.

To request an appointment, please call 617-350-5400 or email info@skinnerinc.com.Read More

First Tuesday | December 3 | Marlborough

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough

Tuesday, December 3 | 1:30PM – 4PM

Specialists Robin S.R. Starr, Stuart Slavid & Judith Dowling will be on hand to evaluate items and accept consignments for upcoming auctions.

Robin S.R. Starr – Director of American & European Works of Art, will be on-hand to evaluate paintings, prints, sculpture, and photography for upcoming auctions. She is looking forward to seeing examples by listed, sought-after artists, as well as iconic works of fine art photography from the 19th through 21st centuries, with market interest over $1000.… Read More

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