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First Tuesday | June 5 | Marlborough

 

 

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough 

Tuesday, June 5  | 1:30PM – 4PM

Specialists Adam Tober, Robin S.R. Starr, Kaitlin Shinnick, Judith Dowling & LaGina Austin will be on hand to evaluate items and accept consignments for upcoming auctions. 

Experts Available in June:

Gibson ES-335 TD Electric Guitar, c. 1963 (Sold for 12,300 on May 21, 2018)

Adam Tober – Director of the Fine Musical Instruments Department will be looking at bowed stringed instruments such as violins, violas, and cellos – as well as fretted instruments such as Martin and Gibson guitars and mandolins. 

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Treasures of the East: Skinner’s September Asian Works of Art Auction Offers Alluring Jade, Cloisonné, and Textiles

Pair of Large Bronze and Cloisonné Roosters, China (Lot 333, Estimate $20,000-30,000)

Skinner’s fall Asian Works of Art auction presents more than 500 lots, with outstanding examples of textiles, jade, cloisonné, painted miniatures, Peking glass, and metal wares. The auction will take place at Skinner’s Boston Gallery on Friday, September 15 at 10AM.

Jade, considered the most precious material in Chinese traditional culture, is believed to promote wisdom, balance, and peace.… Read More

The William C. Rives Collection: Remarkable Connections in Southeast Asian Paintings

Alix Ayme (1894-1989), River Landscape of Luang Prabang (Lot 42, Estimate $25,000-$30,000)

In March of 1999, William C. Rives purchased what he thought was a beautiful and outstanding painting at an auction in Singapore. The painting was by Alix Aymé, and was of a tranquil river landscape in Luang Prabang, Laos (Lot 42 in the September 19th Asian Works of Art auction). Rendered with sensitive brush strokes and an exquisite color palette, the painting depicts a woman dressed in pink, standing on a bridge overlooking the Nam Khan river, where boats skim across the surface of the water which in turn reflects the mountains and sky above.… Read More

Skinner Offers Asian Works of Art at Auction in Boston September 19th

Chun Kyungja (천경자) (b. 1924), A Black Woman in Atlanta, Korea, 1987 (Lot 466, Estimate $650,000-$700,000)

Including Fine Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Southeast Asian Art

BOSTON, MA – September 8, 2015 –Skinner, Inc. will hold an important Asian Works of Art auction of over 600 lots on Saturday, September 19. Featuring Chinese jades, paintings, and ceramics, Korean traditional and contemporary paintings, and modern Japanese prints and ceramics, the sale will coincide with the annual Fall Asia Week in New York.… Read More

Treasures of the Trained Eye: An Amateur Artist’s Collection of Fine Chinese Paintings

[Detail] Twelve Flower Painting Leaves from an Album, China (Estimate $5,000-$7,000)

Our May 16th Asian Works of Art auction is bursting with flowers, birds, and butterflies, representing birds and flowers of the four seasons, a common theme in Chinese painting. China is a culture rich with the symbolic meaning of plants and animals which are celebrated in paintings and poetry. Flowers convey positive messages and play a significant role in daily life.… Read More

Narrative Themes in Indian Art

Miniature Painting of Sisupala and his Retinue, India, Garhwal, 18th century (Lot 11, Estimate $10,000-$15,000)

An exquisite collection of Indian Art is being offered in the May 16th Asian Works of Art auction. The carefully selected pieces in this collection are not only visually stunning, but give a glimpse into the breadth and depth of Indian spirituality and mythology. The collection of Dr. Arthur L. Funk, former University of Florida History Professor, encapsulates the diverse beauty of Indian art and includes, Indian bronzes, carved wood architectural elements, and traditional and modern Indian paintings. … Read More

Indian and Persian Treasures Lead Skinner Asian Works of Art Auction, May 16

Four Leaves of Miniature Paintings, Iran, 18th century (Lot 28, Estimate $20,000-$30,000)

BOSTON, MA – May 8, 2015 – Strong examples of Indian, Persian, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese art covering miniature paintings, jade, ceramics, furniture and more will be on the block during Skinner, Inc.’s live Asian Works of Art auction on May 16th. From more than 500 lots, including several outstanding private collections, buyers will discover a wide range of fresh-to-market material with exceptional provenance.… Read More

Skinner Presents Outstanding Private Collections of Japanese Prints and More on November 22

Asian Works of Art auction features the Collection of Irwin J. Pachter

BOSTON, MA – November 5, 2014 – Exceptional collections of early and modern Japanese prints lead an array of impressive offerings on the block at Skinner, Inc. this month during a live Asian Works of Art auction in Boston on November 22nd, and a Modern Japanese Prints – Online auction taking place November 17th – 24th. The live auction will also spotlight a private collection of netsuke and okimono, in addition to Chinese and Korean art including jade, ceramics and furniture.… Read More

Monumental Fencai Vase Leads Chinese Art Auction at Skinner on September 17

View auction highlights during the New York fall Asia Week

BOSTON, MA – August 18, 2014 – Skinner will hold an Asian Works of Art auction on September 17, 2014 in Boston, focusing on rare and important Chinese art, and featuring a monumental, Fencai, Imperial Qianlong period vase. In addition to the auction preview in Boston from September 14th through 17th, collectors are welcome to a preview on September 12th from noon to 7PM during the New York fall Asia Week.… Read More

Skinner Achieves Exceptional Results for Asian Works of Art

Two-Day Auction, Featuring Estate of Peter L. Rosenberg, Brought $2.9 Million

Sold for $92,250. Pair of Large Buddhist Lions, China, 17th century, from the Estate of Peter Rosenberg

BOSTON, MA – May 8, 2014 Skinner, Inc. saw excellent results from its two-day Asian Works of Art auction, held on April 26 and April 27. The sale earned nearly $2.9 million, with buyers from all over the world bidding on over 900 lots.

According to Judith Dowling, Director of Asian Works of Art at Skinner, “We presented quality material across the board, including the exceptional works of art from the Estate of Peter L.… Read More

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