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Fine Art & Silver Consignment Day in Portland, Maine

The Fine Art and Silver Departments are headed to Portland, Maine!

Reserve a free auction evaluation with specialists Robin Starr and Stuart Slavid. Skinner is currently accepting consignments in the following categories:

Fine ArtAmerican & European paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, drawings, works on paper

Fine SilverAmerican, English, Danish, Continental and Asian including hollowware, flatware, tableware and ornamental wares

Monday, November 11, 2013

Appointments: 11AM – 4PM

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Location The Maine Historical Society 489 Congress Street Portland, ME 14101

Reservations 508-970-3240 events@skinnerinc.comRead More

Favorite Auction Highlights of 2011, Part II: From Dwarf Clocks to Diamonds

It’s always exciting to discover a beautiful object that is unknown to the collecting world. When I saw this perfectly proportioned dwarf clock on a house call in Beverly, Massachusetts, it was still running, and had been passed down in the same family for 80 years. At the moment we discussed the possibility of selling it, the clock struck twelve. The clock was made by Joshua Wilder in Hingham, Massachusetts between 1821 and 1824, and is a true miniature of a tall case clock constructed in the same manner, and with a full striking movement. This places it in a category of being the most sought-after and desirable type of dwarf clock.

Favorite Auction Highlights of 2011, Part I: Folk Art, Dragons, and Wine

2011 was a great year for fine art & antiques, and it wasn’t easy to choose one favorite from all the wonderful items that came through our auctions. Great works of art, historical items, and finely crafted objects leave a lasting impression on those who encounter them. At Skinner Auction House, we are thankful for the privilege and responsibility of caring for these objects. Here are our picks, and the reasons why we feel these items are important and worthy of recognition.