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Out with the Old | First Tuesdays in Marlborough

Extensive David Andersen Sterling Silver and Cloisonne-enameled Tea and Coffee Service, Christiania (Oslo), Norway, c. 1896 (Sold for: $12,300)

Join us for First Tuesdays in Marlborough

Tuesday, January 5th 1:30PM – 4PM

Skinner Marlborough Gallery 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752

Specialties include Fine Art, Jewelry, Silver and Antiques.

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Skinner Fine Jewelry Auction Brings $10.75 Million

Important Diamond, heart-shape, 31.25 cts. (Lot 498, Sold for: $3,947,000)

Important Heart-shape Diamond, Natural Pearls, and Colombian Emerald are Standouts

BOSTON, MA – December 10, 2015 – Enthusiastic bidders from four continents competed online, by telephone, and in the gallery for the top lots at Skinner’s Fine Jewelry auction on December 8th in Boston. When the dust had settled, the sale had brought $10.75 million, with almost all of the top lots far exceeding their pre-sale estimates.… Read More

Important 31.25 ct. Diamond and Natural Pearls Featured at Skinner Fine Jewelry Auction, December 8

Platinum and Diamond Clip Brooch, Suzanne Belperron (Lot 427, Estimate $20,000-$30,000)

BOSTON, MA – November 24, 2015 – Skinner, Inc. presents its fourth Fine Jewelry auction of 2015 on December 8th in Boston. The auction will feature over 500 lots of diamonds, colored stones, and antique and period jewelry. The centerpiece of the auction is a remarkable collection of diamonds, colored stones, and natural pearls from one of the leading families of the Gilded Age.… Read More

Fine Jewelry Preview | New York City

Important Diamond, Type IIA, 31.25 cts., D color, VVS2 clarity (Lot 498, Estimate $2,000,000-$3,000,000)

Tuesday December 1, 2015, 12-7 PM

Preview highlights from the December jewelry auction featuring several extraordinary lots from an important private collection and over 400 lots of period and contemporary jewelry by Tiffany, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Bulgari.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Roosevelt Hotel Sutton Suite – 2nd Floor 45 East 45th Street & Madison Avenue New York, NY 10017

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Complimentary Consignment Days in Coral Gables!

Stuart Slavid, Vice President and Director of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Silver and Fine Ceramics

Please join Skinner at our Coral Gables office for two complimentary consignment days this fall.

Reserve an appointment with Skinner expert appraisers Judith Dowling, Stuart Slavid and April Matteini.

Asian Art and Jewelry

Wednesday, October 21 | 10AM-4PM

European Furniture, Decorative Arts, Silver and Jewelry

Wednesday, November 11 | 10AM-4PM

Skinner Coral Gables Office 130 Miracle Mile, Suite 220 Coral Gables, FL 33134

Appointments: 508.970.3240

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Shell As Gemstone: Marguerite Stix Jewelry

Marguerite Stix Seashell Ring

Marguerite Stix, 1956

Born and raised in Vienna, Marguerite Stix was hugely influenced by the Weiner Werkstatte workshop composed of artisans working in all different mediums  and lead by Josef Hoffmann. Marguerite was considered his protégé and spent her early years surrounded by some of Vienna’s top artists including Klimt and Schiele. During this period her work was primarily ceramics, sculptures and watercolors. With the onset of WWII she and her family were forced to flee Vienna.… Read More

Summer Sparks Fly with Fine Jewelry Auction on June 9th

Antique Ruby and Diamond Necklace (Lot 462, Estimate $50,000-$75,000)

Colorful Gems, Diamonds, Gold & Silver Shine at Skinner

BOSTON, MA – June 5, 2015Skinner, Inc. is pleased to present its summer Fine Jewelry auction, taking place on June 9th. This sale features over 450 lots of antique and period jewelry, as well as contemporary pieces by Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari and more.

Sapphires and Rubies

Vibrant gemstones are among the stand out offerings in this auction, including an assortment of fine sapphires and rubies.… Read More

Sapphires and Rubies Lead Skinner Fine Jewelry Auction

Fine Antique Sapphire and Diamond Ring, Howard & Co (Lot 463, Estimate $100,000–$150,000)

When it comes to colored stones, geography is often as important as gemology. While it is their gemological properties that ultimately make them so coveted, collectors have long sought out colored stones based upon their place of origin.

For sapphires, the scarcest and most rare stones come from Southeast Asia. To trace their origin, first we must travel high in the Himalayan Mountains, in very inhospitable terrain, to a deposit of sapphires discovered in the late 19th century.… Read More

May 5 | First Tuesdays in Marlborough

Robin S.R. Starr, Vice President Director of American & European Works of Art

First Tuesdays is Expanding

Tuesday, May 5th 1:30PM – 4PM

Skinner Marlborough Gallery 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752

Meet expert appraisers in Fine Art, Fine Jewelry and Americana

Michelle Lamuniere, Specialist in Fine Photographs; Chris Barber, Deputy Director of American Furniture & Decorative Arts; Christopher Fox, Associate Deputy Director of American Furniture & Decorative Arts; Gloria Lieberman, Vice President of Fine Jewelry and Robin Starr, Vice President & Director of American & European Works of Art will provide complimentary verbal auction evaluations.… Read More

Consign with Skinner in San Francisco | March 2015

Art deco diamond and gem-set brooch, J.E. Caldwell & Co (sold for $46,800)

Stuart Slavid, Vice President and Director of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Silver and Fine Ceramics

Consign with Skinner in San Francisco

Scheduling appointments for March 19-21, 2015

Register online for an appointment on Saturday March 21st at The Hotel Drisco or schedule an individual house call March 19-24.


The Hotel Drisco 2901 Pacific Ave San Francisco, CA 94115

Stuart Slavid, Director of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Silver and Fine Ceramics, and Karen Keane, Chief Executive Officer and expert in Americana and Folk Art are currently scheduling consignment appointments in San Francisco on Saturday March 21.… Read More

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