Korea began to decorate its white porcelain in blue by the early 15th century; a century later than China and two centuries earlier than Japan. During that early Joseon period, Korea had about four hundred kilns in operation to produce quality white porcelain, which the Chinese court often requested as diplomatic tribute and trade. With the infrastructure and quality, the Joseon dynasty could have emerged as one of the world’s two pioneering blue and white porcelain manufacturers along with China.… Read More
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The universality, profound and lasting appeal, and decorative versatility of “blue & white” ceramics is undeniable. Through centuries and across continents, blue-decorated white- or off-white-bodied ceramics are nearly ubiquitous. This is due to a combination of reasons: available materials, certain production efficiencies, and, of course, the enduring popularity of the color combination.Set of Three Blue and White Export Serving Dishes, China, 18th/19th century, estimate: $300-500
Generally, antique ceramics derive from local clay and materials—many of which are light in color—from bright white to dull gray.… Read More
Deputy Director of Jewelry and all-around and bon vivant John Colasacco enacted a “takeover” of The Gentleman’s Auction. John’s lifelong interest in antique and period jewelry is matched by his love of antiques — particularly the accoutrements of entertaining. With his passion and trained eye, John appraises decorative arts & silver for the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.Cocktail glasses can be both both stylish and versatile
Vintage Cocktail Glasses
I love how they look, you can find unique sets almost anywhere, or you can mix and match.… 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
Join us for a reception
The Asian Works of Art Department is pleased to invite you to a reception during our auction preview featuring The Estate of Peter L. Rosenberg.
Judith Dowling, Department Director, will be available to answer all your questions about the upcoming auction.
Skinner Boston Gallery 63 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116
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.
Estate of Peter L.
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – January 9, 2014 – Skinner, Inc. will host an Asian Art – Online auction of over 300 objects from China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia beginning on January 28th and running through February 5th, 2014. On February 3rd and 4th, Skinner will offer over 800 additional lots in the live auction at the Marlborough Gallery. The auctions feature a diverse group of decorative items ranging from Chinese ceramics and porcelain to Buddhist sculpture and Asian furniture.… Read More
BOSTON, MA – September 23, 2013 – Skinner, Inc., internationally renowned auctioneers and appraisers of objects of value, will feature an extraordinary selection of treasures from China, Japan, Iran, and beyond during its Asian Works of Art auction on October 12. Over 500 lots will be offered during this fall sale, including exquisite jades, porcelains, silk embroideries, ivories, netsuke, and more.