Tag Archives: John Colasacco

Virtual First Tuesday | November 3

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AUCTION EVALUATION DAY | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3

See what hidden treasures our experts may be able to reveal

We invite you to join us online for our Virtual First Tuesday on November 3. Submit your items anytime before the 3rd and Skinner specialists from all departments will be on hand on Tuesday to evaluate items and respond by email.

Let’s get started: 

Step 1: Gather information and images for up to three items of fine & decorative arts, furniture, jewelry, silver, watches & coins and much more.Read More

Virtual First Tuesday | October 6

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AUCTION EVALUATION DAY | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6

See what hidden treasures our experts may be able to reveal

We invite you to join us online for our Virtual First Tuesday on October 6. Skinner specialists from all departments will be on hand to evaluate items via email.

Let’s get started: 

Step 1: Gather information and images for up to three items of fine & decorative arts, furniture, jewelry, silver, watches & coins and much more.Read More

Virtual First Tuesday | September 1

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AUCTION EVALUATION DAY | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

See what hidden treasures our experts may be able to reveal

We invite you to join us online for our Virtual First Tuesday on September 1. Skinner specialists from all departments will be on hand to evaluate items via email.

Let’s get started: 

Step 1: Gather information and images for up to three items of fine & decorative arts, furniture, jewelry, silver, watches & coins and much more.Read More

Virtual First Tuesday | August 4

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AUCTION EVALUATION DAY | TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

See what hidden treasures our experts may be able to reveal

We invite you to join us online for our Virtual First Tuesday on August 4. Skinner specialists from all departments will be on hand to evaluate items via email.

Let’s get started: 

Step 1: Gather information and images for up to three items of fine & decorative arts, furniture, jewelry, silver, watches & coins and much more.Read More

Virtual First Tuesday | June 2

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Tuesday, June 2 | 1:30PM – 4PM

Evaluation Day: Find out the value of your objects from your home!

While we cannot invite you to join us in our Marlborough Galleries on June 2, we are here to help. All of our Skinner specialists from all departments will be on hand from 1:30PM 4PM to evaluate items via email. Contact us with your auction evaluation requests at evaluations@skinnerinc.com and we will answer them in as “real time” as we can.Read More

5 Questions with Skinner Jewelry Specialist John Colasacco

John is a specialist in our Fine Jewelry department, nurturing a lifelong interest in jewelry with particular expertise in antique and period pieces. His love of antiques began in the flea markets, tag sales, and antique shops of his native Westchester County, New York, appreciating the beauty and simplicity of 18th century English silver. While studying at Boston University, John explored his interest in the auction world by joining Skinner’s Boston gallery team part-time in 2002 and the Jewelry Department in 2005.… Read More

A Beginners Guide: Styles of Jewelry with John Colasacco

 

Our colleagues at Bidsquare sat down with Skinner Fine Jewelry specialist, John Colasacco 

There is a certain level of satisfaction that comes with wearing vintage and antique jewelry that just cannot be contested with present-day makes. For instance, clasping a Cartier bracelet around ones wrist that was forged for the likes of Hollywood stars such as Sofia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn conveys an air of tribute and elegance that demands prestige.… Read More

Highlights from Skinner's Upcoming Fine Jewelry Sale

This blog is republished with permission from the blog Jewels du Jour, by guest author Claibourne Poindexter.  

While not one of the big corporate auction houses, Skinner in Boston makes a strong presence in the auction market for Fine Jewelry, holding sales quarterly at their Park Plaza location.

The department head Victoria Bratberg, specialist John Colasacco, and Vice President Gloria Lieberman are known for their expertise in the field of fine jewelry and their willingness to educate and share their knowledge in the jewels they sell, both to their consignors as well as buyers, leading to some stellar consignments in the past. … Read More

A Tiara Fit for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

This antique tiara from the Estate of Charles P. Fisher has a very special and well-documented history.

Charles Fisher’s grandmother, Julia Bryant Paine, purchased the tiara in London in 1897. Julia’s husband, Charles Jackson Paine, was appointed to the international Bimetallism Commission by President McKinley and served with Senator Wolcott of Colorado and ex-Vice-President Adlai E. Stevenson (the grandfather of Adlai who ran for president against Ike Eisenhower).… Read More

Keeping An Eye On Birmingham

Eye miniatures, commonly known as “lover’s eyes” are miniature hand-painted human eyes set into jewelry. The tradition started with royalty, when the Prince of Wales and his mistress Maria Fitzherbert, exchanged miniature paintings of their own eyes in 1785. The fad spread through Europe around 1800; people gave eyes to lovers, family, or even friends.

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