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Lecture | Modern Design by a Mid-Century New Englander

Modern Design by a Mid-Century New Englander

A Lecture by Lucretia Giese

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23 | RECEPTION 5PM | LECTURE 6PM

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This talk looks at some of the forces shaping mid-century modern design through the work of one mid-century New England practitioner, Henry B. Hoover.  Hoover is known today as an architect.  Less known is Hoover’s design work, which manifests itself in three ways.  As a residential architect, Hoover designed numerous houses in New England, including the first Modern house in Lincoln, MA, and pieces of furniture for his clients. … Read More

Fine Jewelry & Silver Consignment Days | New Hampshire & Cape Cod

Fine Jewelry & Silver Consignment Days

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15 | MANCHESTER, NH

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22 | FALMOUTH, MA

Skinner Auctions is inviting consignments for the fall 2017 Auctions. Meet with Fine Jewelry expert Kaitlin Shinnick and Fine Silver expert Stephanie Opolski at  for a complimentary auction evaluation and consignment of your Fine Jewelry &  Silver. Appointments required.

Request Appointment: jewelry@skinnerinc.com 617.874.4313… Read More

Lecture | Mocha & Other Slipwares – A History

Mocha & Other Slipwares – A History

A Lecture by Jonathan Rickard

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 | RECEPTION 5PM | LECTURE 5:30PM

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Jonathan Rickard has always collected. As a child it was soda bottle caps. Later, it was cast iron mechanical banks. At a Skinner auction in the late 1960s, he spotted some ceramic vessels that were called mochaware. His design studies at MassArt had introduced him to the theories of the Bauhaus movement and to the color theories of Josef Albers.… Read More

Skinner Consignment Day | New Jersey

TUESDAY, JULY 18 | 10AM – 3PM

Skinner Auctions is inviting consignments for the fall 2017 Auctions. Meet with Fine Jewelry expert Victoria Bratberg and Senior Appraiser Kerry Shrives at the Historical Society of Princeton for a complimentary auction evaluation and consignment of your Fine Jewelry, Silver, Antiques & Fine Art. Appointments required. Please register and a member of our team will contact you directly for an appointment time.… Read More

Lecture | Storied Wedgwood Collections and Stories About the Collectors

Storied Wedgwood Collections and Stories About the Collectors

A Lecture by Harwood Johnson

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12 | RECEPTION 5PM | LECTURE 6PM

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Harwood (Woody) Johnson is the former managing editor and current contributing editor of Ars Ceramica, the journal of the Wedgwood Society of New York.  He is on the board and is a past-president of the English Ceramics Study Group of Philadelphia.  As was Josiah Wedgwood, he is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in London.… Read More

Solstice Pre-Auction Wine Tasting | June 21

Pre-Auction Wine Tasting

Wednesday, June 21  | 6:30PM – 8PM

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Please join us for an after hours summer solstice wine tasting of highlights from the Fine Wine auction and chance to meet experts from Skinner’s Fine Wines department on Wednesday, June 21 from 6:30PM-8PM at Lower Falls Wine Company.

Limited availability, please RSVP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2366 Washington Street Newton Lower Falls MA

Contact Us: finewines@skinnerinc.com

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Jewelry’s Power Couples | Lecture | June 22

 

Jewelry’s Power Couples

A Lecture by Toni Greenbaum

THURSDAY, JUNE 22 | RECEPTION 5PM | LECTURE 6PM

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Art historian Toni Greenbaum will discuss several notable modern and contemporary jewelers who are married to one another. Each captivating couple has a different story to tell of how they met and forged their respective careers, as well as what – if any – collaborative practices guided their oeuvres. Beginning with Sam and Carol Kramer, who offered “fantastic jewelry for people who are slightly mad” at their post-war Surrealist-inspired Greenwich Village shop, and ending with current “jewelry anarchists” Karl Fritsch and Lisa Walker, Greenbaum will discuss such international luminaries as Toza and Ruth Radakovich, Gijs Bakker and Emmy van Leersum, David Watkins and Wendy Ramshaw, Otto Künzli and Therese Hilbert, and David Bielander and Helen Britton.… Read More

Fine Jewelry Preview | New York City

 

Fine Jewelry Preview | New York City

Join the Fine Jewelry Department in New York City to preview highlights from the June 27 Fine Jewelry Auction. Private preview times are available by appointment only.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 14 | THURSDAY JUNE 15

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Skinner New York 415 Madison Ave, New York

Contact us: vbratberg@skinnerinc.com 617.874.4305

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First Tuesday | June 6 | Marlborough

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough

Tuesday, June 6 | 1:30PM – 4PM

Skinner experts will provide complimentary verbal auction evaluations during our monthly consignment event on the first Tuesday of each month.

Experts Available in June:

LaGina Austin, General Appraisals ♦ Kathleen Leland, Modern & Contemporary Works of Art ♦ Robin S.R. Starr, American & European Works of Art ♦ Kyle Johnson, Coins & Currency

Skinner Marlborough Gallery 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA

First come, first served.… Read More

Charles Prendergast: A Glimpse of Heaven | A Lecture by Carol Clark | May 17

Charles E. Prendergast, Untitled (Vase with Flowers and Birds) (Lot 382, Estimate $30,000-50,000)

Charles Prendergast: A Glimpse of Heaven

A Lecture by Carol Clark

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17

RECEPTION 5:30PM | LECTURE 6PM

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Carol Clark will discuss the distinctive career of Charles Prendergast (1863-1948) who, along with his brother Maurice, participated in key aesthetic movements of the first half of the 20th century. Inspired by a wide range of art from the past, such as Persian miniatures and Egyptian reliefs, and by folk and modern painting, Charles’s contribution as a frame maker and his creation of fewer than 125 carved, painted, and gilded panels offer insight into an exciting moment in American art.… Read More

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