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Silver Consignment Day | New York

Pair of Victorian Britannia Standard Silver Pilgrim Flasks, sold for: $36,900

Skinner is now inviting fine silver consignments for upcoming 2019 auctions. Department specialists will be available by appointment to offer verbal evaluations and accept consignments in the Westchester, NY office on Thursday, July 18 between 10AM and 4PM.

To inquire about consigning or to schedule your appointment, please call 212-787-1114 or email newyork@skinnerinc.com.Read More

A Guide to Gorham Silver Patterns: The Designs of F. Antoine Heller

What do these four silver flatware patterns have in common?

If you answered that they’re all Gorham, you’re correct. But there’s an even more interesting connection – the same designer conceptualized all four patterns: F. Antoine Heller.

F. Antoine Heller was born in France in 1845, and the Beaux Arts movement in France greatly influenced his development as an artist. He came to America in the late 1870s to work for Tiffany & Co., where some suggest that he helped design the celebrated Olympian pattern.… Read More