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From Russia with Love: A History of Russian Art in Skinner’s January Auction

Skinner’s January 27 Fine Paintings & Sculpture auction has almost 30 works by Russian and Ukrainian artists from the mid-19th through the 20th centuries. The works, featuring many differing styles and schools, include landscape, still life, portraits, and costume design.

Among the most significant and earliest of the artists is Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900), the leading figure of Russian Romanticism and master of marine painting and coastal scenes.… Read More

The Rare Beauty of Demantoid Garnets

Some of the most beautiful gems in the world came from the Ural Mountains of Russia in the 1800s. Emeralds, sapphires, topaz, alexandrite, malachite, and amethysts of unmatched quality were mined under the Czar’s direction. Many made their way to the palaces and imperial jeweler Carl Fabergé, others were sent to the best jewelers in Europe and the United States. In 1868, the Russian miners discovered the most distinctive, and in my opinion the most beautiful, stones in the Urals:  demantoid garnets.… Read More

Skinner Announces April Auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts

Spotlighting Fine Silver and Souvenirs of the Grand Tour from the Collection of Thomas S. Holman

BOSTON, MA – March 19, 2014 On April 5, Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, featuring nearly 600 lots of objects from a variety of countries and periods, including fine silver and souvenirs of the Grand Tour from the Collection of Thomas S. Holman. Items range from English furniture to Russian silver and American cut glass to Austrian bronze figures.… Read More