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Portrait Paintings of Korea

Portrait paintings are prevalent in Korea, especially during the Joseon period (1392-1897). Kings, sadaebu intellectuals, loyal vassals, elders and ancestors, monks, and even notable women were portrayed often with representative belongings to characterize the depicted. The Joseon society treated such portraits as persons incarnate; works enshrined in sacred places such as ancestral shrines and temple halls to worship, pay respect, or reminisce.… Read More

Gallery Talk | Modern Japanese Prints

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 | SKINNER BOSTON

Toko Shinoda (b. 1913), Woodblock Print (Lot 1134, Estimate: $400-600)

Please join us for a gallery talk by Japanese prints dealer and lecturer Allison Tolman, focusing on modern Japanese prints.

The reception will begin at 5PM in the Boston Gallery, followed by the talk at 5:30PM. Please register below.

This event is held in conjunction with the September live Asian Works of Art auction and Japanese Prints online auction.Read More

Arts of Asia the Focus of the Skinner September 14 Auction

Pair of Spinach Green Covered Vessels, China (Lot 335, Estimate: $50,000-70,000)

BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 28, 2019 – Skinner’s Asian Works of Art auction will be held on Saturday, September 14 in Boston. Featuring over 550 lots of Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern, and Central Asian art and antiques. Offerings include Chinese, Japanese, and Korean ceramics; Chinese jades, Chinese textiles; Buddhist bronzes and carvings; Chinese and Korean paintings; Tibetan thangkas; Chinese scholar’s objects and furniture, and a selection of important reference books.… Read More

Portland, ME Consignment Day | April 10

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 | 11AM-3PM | PORTLAND, ME

Skinner is inviting consignments for the spring 2019 auctions. Meet with Skinner experts for a complimentary auction evaluation and consignment of your Jewelry, Fine Art, American Antiques, Asian ArtCoins & Currency and Musical Instruments. Appointments required. Please register and a member of our team will contact you directly for an appointment time. High-quality photos are recommended for large or particularly fragile items.

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Chinese Cloisonne Charger Hits $315,000 at Skinner

BOSTON, MA – March 25, 2019. The Skinner March 22nd Asian Works of Arts auction presented the arts of China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia dating from Neolithic times through the 20th century. Featured were examples of Chinese monochrome ceramics, Gandharan and Sino-Tibetan Buddhist sculpture, Japanese Satsuma ware, and Chinese textiles. Property from estates and collections long off the market showed their strength with many examples selling above estimate pushed by competitive bidding from international and domestic bidders in the room, on the telephones, and via live internet bidding resulting in a sale 90% sold by value.… Read More

Skinner Offers Asian Art from Private Collections at Auction on March 22, 2019

Boston, MA – March 4, 2019 – Skinner presents an Asian Works of Art auction featuring 500 lots of Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern, and Central Asian art and antiques. Coinciding with Asia Week New York, the sale features five important private collections: Chinese monochrome ceramics, Gandharan and Sino-Tibetan Buddhist sculpture, Japanese Satsuma ware, and Chinese textiles. Collected over an extended period, each illustrates the highly selective tastes of the collector.… Read More

First Tuesday | December 4 | Marlborough

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough 

Tuesday, December 4  | 1:30PM – 4PM

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

Experts Available in December:

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.Read More

Asian Works of Art | New York Consignment Day

 

Tuesday, October 23 & Wednesday, October 24 | New York City

The Asian Works of Art Department is now inviting consignments for upcoming auctions. Department specialists will be available by appointment to offer verbal evaluation and accept consignments in the New York office on October 23 and 24 between 10AM and 3PM. Please call or email to inquire about the possibility of consigning with Skinner or to set your appointment.… Read More

The Hot Bid Interviews Judith Dowling on the Record-setting Fencai Vase

 The Hot Bid’s Sheila Gibson Stoodley recently spoke with Skinner Director of Asian Works of Art, Judith Dowling about the record-setting Chinese Vase sold by Skinner. 

 

What you see: A monumental Fencai Imperial vase dating to the Qianlong period. Skinner sold it in 2014 for $24.7 million– a record for any Chinese work of art sold in the Western world.

 

The expert: Judith Dowling, Director of Asian Works of Art at Skinner.Read More

First Tuesday | September 4 | Marlborough

 

 

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough 

Tuesday, September 4  | 1:30PM – 4PM

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

Experts Available in September:

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.Read More

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