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
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BOSTON, MA – December 10, 2018 – December Important and Fine Jewelry auctions were led by exceptional colored stones, large diamonds, and a strong collection of antique and period jewelry featuring the Edith Weber Jewelry collection.
The top lots in the auction were a rare Colombian emerald with no treatment that brought an impressive price of $177,000, a remarkable $38,000 per carat. Closely following was an Art Deco Burma Ruby Ring that reached $159,000 after spirited bidding between buyers worldwide.… Read More
Skinner monthly Discovery auctions are approachable and keenly followed by seasoned and novice buyers alike for their affordability and diverse, eclectic offerings. A recent Country Americana auction featured a broad and eclectic selection of 18th, 19th, and 20th-century furniture, folk art, ceramics, metalwork, fine art, and textiles. Department specialist Kyle Johnson weighs-in on some of the areas where he saw strong auction results.
Six Graduated Painted Firkins, 19th centuryThis group of six graduated buckets hammered for $1,300, outperforming the expected $600-800 estimate.… Read More
More than 500 lots comprising paintings, sculpture, photographs, and works on paper and representing a wide range of periods, styles, and subject matter were offered in Skinner’s May 19 auction. Robin S. R. Starr, Director of American and European Works of Art, notes that the stand-out successes of the auction were major works by renowned artists. Their enduring appeal and well-documented provenance resulted in prices that, in many cases, exceeded pre-auction estimates.… Read More
By | Jane Viator
On a Christmas morning in the 1880s, an Indian chief in full war regalia distributed gifts to the delighted inhabitants of Castlemorres, a grand Irish manor house.
A close look would reveal that the Indian garb was from different tribes and time periods: shirt and leggings of a Blackfeet chief of the 1830s, feather-decorated Ojibwa headdress of the 1840s.
And the gift-giver was not a transplanted Plains Indian chief. He was the son of the lord of the manor, a British nobleman who had collected the garb during his military service in Canada during the 1860s.… Read More
BOSTON, MA – September 17, 2014 – Skinner, Inc. achieved strong results for its Fine Jewelry auction on September 9th, grossing a total of $2.48 million. Highlights included rare Arts & Crafts pieces and signed jewelry by Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany & Co.
Victoria Bratberg, Director of Fine Jewelry at Skinner observed, “We were pleased to see such a high level of excitement and competitive bidding. The results prove once again that really outstanding pieces of jewelry are always in demand.”
Benefit Auction for Campaign for Catholic Schools
Continuing to present exceptional examples of Americana at auction, Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce strong results from its August Americana auction.
Earning over $2 million, a compelling selection of American paintings, furniture, weathervanes, folk art carvings, trade signs and more, as well as Part I of the Howard Roth Collection of Early American Iron, offered something for every collector and Americana buff. View highlights from the auction.… Read More
BOSTON, MA – March 25, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. saw excellent results from its auction of Fine Jewelry last week: a robust presentation of more than 500 lots that earned over $2.7 million. Drawing a great deal of excitement was the sale of three rare pieces of jewelry by Pablo Picasso, each on the block for the first time. Also performing well were signed pieces by Buccellati and Cartier, fine Art Nouveau jewels, a selection of natural pearls, diamond jewelry and period gems.… Read More
BOSTON, MA – January 3, 2014 – Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce strong results from its December 10 sale of Fine Jewelry. Led by top-selling pieces by Cartier, J E Caldwell and Van Cleef & Arpels, the auction of over 700 lots grossed more than $3.6 million.
“Fine jewelry was in high demand this holiday season, with people flying in from around the world to shop for gifts,” said Victoria Bratberg, Director of Fine Jewelry at Skinner. “From art deco pieces to classic diamonds, colorful gemstones and signed pieces, there was something for everyone at this auction — and excitement to match.”
Signed Jewelry and Diamonds
As a violin-maker, I automatically think of the Gagliano family whenever I think of Naples, Italy. Beginning as far back as 1640 with Alessandro Gagliano and ending with Vincenzo Gagliano in the early 1900s, the family produced a remarkable number of fine violins, violas, and cellos. The most prominent personalities of the family, Alessandro, Nicolaus, and Gennaro, emerge in the more important works that bear the Gagliano label.