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Exploring Chinese Textiles | Gallery Walk

 

Thursday, March 21| Reception 5:30PM, Gallery Walk 6PM

Join specialist Helen Eagles from the Asian Works of Art Department for a gallery walk and discussion about the Chinese textiles from the London textile collection of Nancy Murphy featured in the March 22 Asian Works of Art auction.

Primarily dating to the end of the Qing dynasty, the collection showcases purses, fan cases, and collars. The accessories are embellished and embroidered in a variety of stitches with decorations rich in blessings for the wearer, and provide an excellent introduction to the wider symbolism and techniques unique to Chinese textiles.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

Skinner Offers Asian Works of Art at Auction on October 12

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.

Chinese Art

Among the highlights from China is the auction’s cover lot, an 18th century rhinoceros horn libation cup in beautiful condition (lot 185, estimated between $30,000 and $50,000).… Read More

Auction to Feature Art & Artifacts from Across Asia

BOSTON, Mass. – April 4, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of Asian Works of Art on April 20th in itsBoston gallery. The spring auction features various art forms from China, Japan and Korea including Chinese textiles and Tibetan artifacts, as well as paintings, rhinoceros cups, furniture, porcelain, and scholar’s objects.

Vases & Okimono

The auction’s top lot is an ovoid form cloisonné enamel vase by Japanese artist Ando Jubei (lot 141, estimated between $20,000 and $30,000).… Read More