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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

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

Exquisite Collections of Chinese Textiles & Jade Lead Skinner’s Asian Works of Art Auction, March 18

Embroidered Lady’s Informal Robe, China, 19th century (Lot 119, Estimate: $2,000-3,000)

BOSTON, MA – Skinner’s upcoming Asian Works of Art auction features 568 lots with special strengths in the areas of textiles, jade, Chinese paintings, and ceramics. The auction will take place at Skinner’s Boston Gallery on Saturday, March 18 at 11AM, coinciding with the end Asia Week in New York.

Chinese Textiles

The textiles in this auction are especially notable.… Read More

Middle Eastern Art & Chinese Ceramics Lead Skinner’s Asian Works of Art Auction, September 16

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will present an Asian Works of Art auction of over 700 lots on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 11AM, coinciding with Asia week auctions in New York City. The auction features several important private collections, including early Middle Eastern ceramics and manuscripts, tomb pottery from the Han and Tang periods, and an exceptional collection of early monochrome miniature ceramics from the Tang to the Qing dynasty.… Read More

Skinner to Offer Asian Works of Art at Auction in Boston

Double-sided Twelve-panel Coromandel Screen, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722) (Lot 523, Estimate$20,000-30,000)

Fine Chinese and Persian ceramics lead March 19 Auction

BOSTON, MA – March 4, 2016Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce its first Asian Works of Art auction of 2016, to be held in Boston Saturday, March 19 at 11AM. Encompassing more than 500 lots and featuring Chinese and Persian ceramics, jades, textiles, cloisonné and an important Coromandel screen, the sale will coincide with the annual Spring Asia Week celebration of Asian art in New York.… Read More

The Importance of Art Reference Books: Two Stunning Asian Art Book Collections

Thirteen Books on Chinese Ceramics, chiefly blue and white, from the Estate of Peter L. Rosenberg (Lot 830, Estimate $600-$800)

Guest blog post by Richard Kenworthy, PhD, Former Professor at Auburn University

Even in the age of Google and instant gratification, a good library is essential for any serious student or collector of works of art. The internet has yet to catch up to the amount of information, expertise, and images available in printed volumes.… Read More

Chinese Ceramics: Discover the Most Beautiful Glazes Ever Produced

I think Sung dynasty (960-1279) ceramics is a collecting area deserving of more exploration. The quiet, subtle beauty and simple, elegant shapes of these pieces appeal to the urban middle classes, scholars, and connoisseurs of fine ceramics.

Artisans created a wide variety of fine ceramics during the Sung dynasty, offering many choices to the collector of Chinese ceramics. It is not only the beauty that makes these pieces compelling to a collector, but also the high technical achievement , inventiveness, and quality of production that offers the collector a great deal to satisfy his curiosity.