Chinese monochrome-glazed ceramics have been attracting western collectors since the 18th century. The collecting frenzy was ignited by the French and soon followed by the Americans of the Gilded Age. For the immensely varied hues spanning the whole color spectrum from white to black, monochrome ceramics were collected and used as a vibrant design element to decorate their chateaux, mansions, and hotels. Many terms have been coined to indicate the Chinese glazes, such as ‘ding ware’ for the creamy white; ‘blanc-de-Chine’ for the ivory white; ‘celadon’ for the grayish-green; ‘sang-de-boeuf’ for the deep red; ‘peachbloom’ for the soft pastel pink; ‘clair-de-lune’ for the delicate pale blue; and ‘Imperial yellow’ for the egg-yolk yellow; to list a few.… Read More
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MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – February 6, 2015 – Skinner, Inc. will host an Asian Art – Online auction of over 500 objects from China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia beginning on February 17 and running through February 27, 2015. On February 26, Skinner will offer over 400 additional lots in a live auction at our Marlborough Gallery. The auctions feature a diverse group of decorative items ranging from Chinese ceramics and porcelain to cloisonné, paintings, and furniture.… Read More
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
Discerning collectors, dealers, and museum curators of Asian art regularly made pilgrimages to a charming 18th century saltbox home in Wilton, Connecticut: Vallin Galleries. Owned and operated by Peter L. Rosenberg for nearly thirty years until his sudden death in December of 2013, Vallin Galleries was widely regarded as an outstanding source for the best of Asian art and antiques. Skinner is proud to offer Peter’s estate, a testimony to the nearly 75 years of the family business of selling Asian art, in a two-day auction April 26-27, 2014 in Boston.… Read More
BOSTON, MA – March 31, 2014 – Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce an exceptional auction of Asian Works of Art, showcasing over 900 lots of quality items, to be held in a two-day sale on April 26 and April 27. The majority of the auction features items from The Estate of Peter L. Rosenberg, the renowned dealer and owner of Vallin Galleries in Wilton, CT.