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Auction to Feature The Fletcher Collection of Imperial Russia
Faberge Gilded Silver and Enamel Napkin Rings

The April 6, 2013 European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction in Boston features the Fletcher Collection of Imperial Russia along with fine silver, ceramics, and bronze, marble and alabaster sculpture.

Skinner to Present the Andy Williams Folk Art Collection

The legendary singer’s extraordinary collection of folk art and a silver punch bowl presented to Cass Gilbert by F.W. Woolworth at the dedication of the Woolworth Building in April 1913, will be offered in the March Americana auction

BOSTON, Mass. – February 14, 2013Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of American Furniture and Decorative Arts on Sunday, March 3rd in its Boston gallery. The auction features the Andy Williams Folk Art Collection and will also present the monumental silver punch bowl that F.W.… Read More

Della Robbia Pottery: A Fanciful Wall Plaque by Ellen Mary Rope

Children join hands and dance around a tree in this fanciful wall plaque designed by Ellen Mary Rope for Della Robbia Pottery. The plaque will be sold in the March 31, 2012 European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction at Skinner.

Della Robbia Pottery, founded in Birkenhead, England, near Liverpool, in December 1893, produced art pottery espousing the tenets of the British Arts and Crafts movement. Directors Harold Rathbone and Conrad Dressler set out to create domestic wares and architectural elements with local labor and raw materials. They wanted to emulate the manufacturing methods as much as the aesthetics of the Florentine Renaissance family of potters from which the company got its name: Della Robbia Pottery.

New to collecting antiques? Monthly Auctions in Massachusetts are a Shopper’s Delight

There are great ways to get started learning about and participating in the auction world. Monthly estate auctions are one of the best ways to do this. At Skinner, we’ve been holding monthly “Discovery Auctions” of affordable antiques, decorative arts and collectibles since the 1980s.

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