Deputy Director of Jewelry and all-around and bon vivant John Colasacco enacted a “takeover” of The Gentleman’s Auction. John’s lifelong interest in antique and period jewelry is matched by his love of antiques — particularly the accoutrements of entertaining. With his passion and trained eye, John appraises decorative arts & silver for the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.
Cocktail glasses can be both both stylish and versatile
Vintage Cocktail Glasses
I love how they look, you can find unique sets almost anywhere, or you can mix and match.… Read More
This edition of The Gentleman’s Auction features a generous contribution from WGBH’s Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen. Jared adds a personal touch to the auction by curating a section of objects related to his “likes.” Here are his top picks:
Public Warning poster
History is fascinating to me, but never more so than when you have access to tangible materials like this sobering Public Warning poster from World War II. It’s at once a conversation piece and a cautionary tale.… Read More
Throughout the past year, the team that runs The Gentleman’s Auction here at Skinner has invited collaboration with local Gentlemen of note. This time around, in a sale timed to coincide with the holidays, we are pleased to welcome Jared Bowen into the fold. Jared is Executive Arts Editor at WGBH and is the Emmy award-winning host of Open Studio with Jared Bowen, a weekly program covering all aspects of the arts. He is also a regular contributor to many platforms at WGBH, on the radio and the TV side.… Read More
Skinner is delighted to have Jonathan Soroff, The Improper Bostonian‘s lead columnist and noted gentleman-about-town, curate this edition of The Gentleman’s Auction online, open for bidding through June 8. His vision takes us on a broad aesthetic adventure, through elegance and refinement all the way to whimsy and curiosity. We are pleased to present Jonathan’s inspired take on all things “Gentleman.”
Jonathan Soroff writes: When Chris Barber explained to me that he was organizing a series of “gentleman’s auctions” and asked if I’d like to curate one, there was absolutely no hesitation in saying “yes.” I love auctions.… Read More
Intriguing & Luxurious Items Available for Online Bidding through December 2
BOSTON, MA – November 25, 2015 – Building on the success of the two previous Gentleman’s Auctions, Skinner is pleased to announce the 2015 Gentleman’s Auction, a highly curated online auction running from November 18th through December 2nd. With cufflinks, watches, desk accessories, whiskey, furniture and more, you’ll discover exceptional gift ideas at a range of price points for even the most discerning gentleman on your list – or, for yourself!… Read More
Intriguing & Luxurious Items Available for Online Bidding through December 1
BOSTON, MA – November 18, 2014 – Feeling stuck on what to gift the man who has it all this holiday season? Skinner is here to help, presenting its very first Gentleman’s Auction, a highly curated, online auction running from November 20th through December 1st. From gold cufflinks, antique maps and pocket watches, to rare ales and spirits, sporting prints, and much more, you’ll discover exceptional gift ideas at range of price points for even the most discerning gentleman on your list – or, for yourself!… Read More
They say that “clothes make the man,” but it takes more than clothes to make a gentleman. That said, you can’t overlook the importance of a first impression. Skinner specialists have hand-selected items for the gift-giving season to help accessorize the gentleman in your life. We are excited to bring you over one hundred lots of intriguing, unique, and luxurious items to fit a range of holiday shopping budgets.