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Hester Bateman: Domestic Silver in 18th Century England

Hester Bateman (1708–1794) is considered one of England’s most successful woman silversmiths of the late eighteenth century due to her entrepreneurial acumen. From a poor background and no formal education, she married the goldsmith and chain maker John Bateman at 24. Upon his passing in 1760, the widowed Hester took over the shop, registering at London’s Goldsmiths’ Hall on April 16, 1761 with the first of her nine ‘HB’ marks.

‘HB’ mark

Over the next 30 years, along with her sons, Jonathan and Peter, and daughter-in-law Ann, Hester Bateman built up the family business using thin gauge sheet silver, specializing in household silver.… Read More

Superb Private Collections Highlight European Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction at Skinner This January

BOSTON, MA – December 19, 2014 – Skinner kicks off the new year with a robust auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts on January 10th in Boston. From several important private collections, including the Stillwell Collection of Doulton, Part II, in addition to a wonderful selection of Fine Silver, more Fine Ceramics, furniture, paintings, glass and sculpture, discover an array of treasures to add to a collection or enhance your space.… Read More

Fine Collections of Silver, Ceramics, Porcelain and More Highlight Skinner Auction on October 11

BOSTON, MA – September 23, 2014  Skinner, Inc. announces its October 11th auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, showcasing over 700 lots, many hailing from exceptional private collections, including a West Coast collection of silver yachting trophies; a New York City collection featuring French furniture and silver; Part I of the Stillwell Collection of Doulton, and more.

Stuart Slavid, Director of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, observed, “Passionate collectors meticulously gathered these objects over many years.… Read More

October 9 | Lecture: "The Herreshoff Legacy"

Thursday, October 9, 2014 6PM, Boston

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Join us for a special lecture: “The Herreshoff Legacy”

Given by Kurt Hasselbalch, Curator of the Hart Nautical Collection, MIT Museum

Reception: 5:30PM Lecture: 6PM

Skinner Boston Gallery 63 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116

The event is free and open to the public.

Yachting undeniably reflects America’s maritime culture. Nathanael Greene Herreshoff was a premier yacht designer, builder and the earliest MIT student to achieve fame in these fields.… Read More