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Chinese Cloisonne Charger Hits $315,000 at Skinner

BOSTON, MA – March 25, 2019. The Skinner March 22nd Asian Works of Arts auction presented the arts of China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia dating from Neolithic times through the 20th century. Featured were examples of Chinese monochrome ceramics, Gandharan and Sino-Tibetan Buddhist sculpture, Japanese Satsuma ware, and Chinese textiles. Property from estates and collections long off the market showed their strength with many examples selling above estimate pushed by competitive bidding from international and domestic bidders in the room, on the telephones, and via live internet bidding resulting in a sale 90% sold by value.… Read More

On the Surface: Monochrome Glazes and Bubble Structure in Chinese Ceramics

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

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

The Hot Bid Interviews Judith Dowling on the Record-setting Fencai Vase

Sold for $24.7 Million. Monumental Fencai Flower and Landscape Vase, China, Imperial Qianlong period.

 The Hot Bid’s Sheila Gibson Stoodley recently spoke with Skinner Director of Asian Works of Art, Judith Dowling about the record-setting Chinese Vase sold by Skinner. 

 

What you see: A monumental Fencai Imperial vase dating to the Qianlong period. Skinner sold it in 2014 for $24.7 million– a record for any Chinese work of art sold in the Western world.Read More

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

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

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

The Estate of  Peter L.Read More

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

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