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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

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. This revered mineral, with its rich mystical significance, is used to create artifacts that exhibit the finest craftsmanship of great artisans.… Read More

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

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. Jon Eric Riis, widely regarded as the nation’s leading contemporary tapestry artist and an international authority on textiles, will be speaking about the collection on Thursday, March 16 at 6PM.… Read More

Asian Art Consignment Day | Boston

Judith Dowling, Director, Asian Works of Art Wednesday January 6

Reserve an appointment with Asian Art expert Judith Dowling for a complimentary verbal consignment evaluation.

Wednesday, January 6 | 10AM-4PM Appointments Required

Skinner Boston Office 63 Park Plaza Boston MA, 02116

Contact us:

asian@skinnerinc.com 508.970.3263

 

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

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. Plum is a symbol of endurance, orchid of integrity, nobility, and friendship, and peony of riches, prosperity, and honor; these flowers were all favorites of artists.… Read More

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

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.

When it comes to Asian works of art, scholarly books allow you to delve into the subject from many different viewpoints throughout history.… Read More