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Monumental Fencai Vase Leads Chinese Art Auction at Skinner on September 17

View auction highlights during the New York fall Asia Week

BOSTON, MA – August 18, 2014 – Skinner will hold an Asian Works of Art auction on September 17, 2014 in Boston, focusing on rare and important Chinese art, and featuring a monumental, Fencai, Imperial Qianlong period vase. In addition to the auction preview in Boston from September 14th through 17th, collectors are welcome to a preview on September 12th from noon to 7PM during the New York fall Asia Week.… Read More

Skinner Achieves Exceptional Results for Asian Works of Art

Two-Day Auction, Featuring Estate of Peter L. Rosenberg, Brought $2.9 Million

Sold for $92,250. Pair of Large Buddhist Lions, China, 17th century, from the Estate of Peter Rosenberg

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

April 25 | Asian Works of Art Reception

A Large Collection of Blue and White Porcelain, China, 18th and 19th centuries, from The Estate of Peter L. Rosenberg

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 5-7PM

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

AUCTION INFORMATION

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Peter L. Rosenberg of Vallin Galleries

Peter L. Rosenberg and Ai Wei Wei with a massive root sculpture (Lot 540, Estimate $2,000-$3,000). Photo Courtesy of the Rosenberg Family

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.… Read More

Skinner Offers Asian Works of Art During Two-Day Auction in April

Auction Features The Estate of Esteemed Collector and Dealer, Peter L. Rosenberg

Pair of Large Buddhist Lions, China, 17th century, from the Estate of Peter Rosenberg (Lot 520, Estimate $10,000-$20,000)

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.Read More

Skinner Offers Tremendous Selection of Paintings, Sculpture, Prints & Photography

BOSTON, MA – January 27, 2013 February offers a bountiful feast of fine art at Skinner, Inc., with auctions of American & European Works of Art and American & European Prints & Photography on February 7, while a weeklong Prints & Photography – Online sale takes place between February 3 to February 11. Robin Starr, Vice President and Director of American & European Works of Art at Skinner noted, “With hundreds of lots of strong material across all categories – including expanded offerings in photography and contemporary Asian works, as well as a convenient online-only component – there is something for everyone!”

Flemish School, 16th Century, Altarpiece/Devotional Diptych: Christ with the Symbols of the Passion and St.

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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.

$1.1 Million Dollars in Under a Minute

“Fifty thousand,” came a bid from the phones. A moment later, a man in the audience shouted, “Five hundred thousand,” upping the ante tenfold. I could feel the tension in the room from my place on the auction block.