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Skinner Presents April Auction of Fine Silver, European Furniture & Decorative Arts

Prosper Roussel Patinated and Gilt-bronze Jewel Casket and Cover, France, second quarter 19th century (Lot 176, Estimate: $6,000-8,000)

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will present an auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts & Fine Silver in its Boston Gallery on Friday, April 7 at 10AM. With over 650 lots on offer, the auction will feature an expansive selection of fine silver and European fine and decorative arts of the 16th through early 20th centuries.… Read More

Classical Vocabulary/Architectural Ornament: The Designs of James Horton Whitehouse

Pair of Elkington & Co. Sterling Silver Ewers, Birmingham, 1869-70 (Lot 178, Estimate: $3,500-4,500)

James Horton Whitehouse was one of Tiffany & Co.’s earliest and most well-respected designers, producing many of the firm’s most important pieces during his 44-year career. Born in Staffordshire, England in 1833, Whitehouse was trained in metalworking in Birmingham, England, home of leading silver manufacturer Elkington & Co.… Read More

Skinner Celebrates the New Year with Two-Day Auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Silver, and Ceramics

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. presents an outstanding two-day auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts and Fine Silver & English Ceramics, taking place in Boston. Session I begins on Thursday, January 12 at 4PM with over 350 lots of fine ceramics and silver. Session II opens on Friday, January 13 at 10AM with 376 lots of fine furniture, porcelain, bronze and marble sculpture, glassware, and more.

Iconic names in design and workmanship including Tiffany, Louis Vuitton, Faberge, and Wedgwood are prominently represented.… Read More

Skinner to Present Auction of Fine European Silver, Ceramics & Decorative Arts in January

KPM Porcelain Plaque ‘To Be Good’ (Lot 420, Estimate $4,000-$6,000)

Superb Collections of Decorative Arts, Wedgwood, and Fine Silver

BOSTON, MA – December 21, 2015 – Skinner, Inc. announces an outstanding auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, taking place Saturday, January 9 at 10AM in Boston. Nearly 650 lots showcase a wide range of fine furniture, ceramics, bronze works, sculpture, silver, glassware, and more, with many examples hailing from significant private and museum collections.… Read More

Collecting Wedgwood in an Evolving Market

I’ve written about Wedgwood and the fluctuating antiques market in the past, and I am happy to say that in today’s market, where so many categories of collectible ceramics have softened, Wedgwood is still thriving.  However, the market has changed significantly due to shifting tastes and a changing audience.

Wedgwood Black Basalt Egyptian Club Jug, 1854 (Lot 314, Estimate $500 – $700)

Having been involved with selling Wedgwood for over forty years, it is interesting to see the evolution of the Wedgwood collector.… Read More

Skinner to Ring in the New Year with European Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction

BOSTON, MA – December 15, 2013 Skinner, Inc. is pleased to kick off the 2014 winter season with an exceptional sale of European Furniture & Decorative Arts on January 11. This auction will feature an eclectic assortment of period furniture, fine selections of ceramics and silver, as well as exquisite examples of cameo glass, cut glass, and Spanish Colonial art.

Fine Silver

Seven-piece Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Tea and Coffee Service, New York, 1873-91 (Lot 132, Estimate $20,000-$30,000)

Skinner will offer over 200 lots of silver, with a broad range of flatware and hollowware from the United States, Europe, and Central and South America.… Read More

Auction to Feature Important European and Continental Collections

The Bent Family Collection and The Harry A. Root Jr. Collection will be offered in the July sale

BOSTON, Mass. – June 20, 2013Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts on July 12th and 13th in its Boston gallery. Session I of the two-day sale opens with The Bent Family Collection: Furniture and Decorative Arts from Quattro Venti. Session II features sculpture, pottery, and porcelain and presents The Harry A.Read More

Wedgwood Auctions and Collections are Alive and Well

For the past 22 years, I have sold more Wedgwood at auction than every other auctioneer combined. I belong to and have lectured on Wedgwood at many of the Wedgwood Societies throughout the US and the UK, as well as numerous other ceramic study groups. So I have a pretty good overview on what’s hot and what not in Wedgwood collecting.