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Skinner to Offer The Barron Collection of Glass During Online-Only Auction this February

Mt. Washington Crown Milano Ewer with Fish (Estimate $1,500-$2,500)

BOSTON, Mass– January 29, 2015 –Skinner, Inc. presents a rare opportunity to own a piece of The Carl and Ruth Barron Collection of American & European Glass, during an online-only auction taking place February 10th through February 18th. Featuring over 200 lots of American and European glass in a variety of styles by important manufacturers such as Gundersen-Pairpoint Glassworks and the Mt.… Read More

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

Selection of Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre Lots on Offer

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

November 13 | Consignment Day in Coral Gables, Florida

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Appointments: 10AM – 3PM

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Skinner, Inc. 130 Miracle Mile, Suite 220 Coral Gables, FL 33134

Discover the value of your silver and fine decorative arts!

Reserve an appointment with Skinner appraiser Stuart Slavid,  Vice President and Director of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Silver, and Fine Ceramics.

Fine Silver: American, English, Danish, Continental, and Asian silver including hollowware, flatware, tableware and ornamental wares

Decorative Arts: Fine American & European ceramics, textiles, glass and lighting

Reservations 305-503-4423 florida@skinnerinc.com

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Silver Yacht Trophies Recall a Long History of America’s Cup Races

Are you a yacht enthusiast, braving the ocean waves to spend time sailing or racing? Or perhaps you follow America’s Cup, the prestigious yacht race named after the schooner America, the first winner of the race in 1851. Yachts and yacht clubs have undeniably shaped seaside culture, and silver trophies such as the ones pictured here represent the best of the best in yachting history.

Gorham Sterling Silver Larchmont Yacht Club Trophy Coffeepot, 1888 (Lot 134, Estimate $800-$1,200)

In the 18th and early 19th century, yacht clubs were established in European countries such as Russia, Ireland and Sweden.… Read More

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

Selections from The Freedland Collection of Yachting Trophies

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.… Read More

Fine Marble, Silver, Ceramics and More Highlight Auction

BOSTON, MA – June 30, 2014  Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce its July 19th auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, featuring a diverse selection of treasures, including private collections of 19th century marble sculpture and ornamental table clocks, a robust offering of American and European furniture from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, fine silver, and fine ceramics by Meissen, Wedgwood, Royal Worcester and more.… Read More

Collecting Wedgwood in an Evolving Market

I’ve written about Wedgwood and the fluctuating antiques market in the past, and I am happy to say that in today’s market, where so many categories of collectible ceramics have softened, Wedgwood is still thriving.  However, the market has changed significantly due to shifting tastes and a changing audience.

Wedgwood Black Basalt Egyptian Club Jug, 1854 (Lot 314, Estimate $500 – $700)

Having been involved with selling Wedgwood for over forty years, it is interesting to see the evolution of the Wedgwood collector.… Read More

A Visit to the 59th Annual Wedgwood International Seminar

A lecture hall at the Wedgwood International Seminar in Alexandria, VA

The 59th Wedgwood International Seminar (WIS) took place this past weekend in Alexandria, Virginia. The annual event features a variety of speakers on Wedgwood-related topics, discussions, field trips to private collections, and much camaraderie. Dealers can display their wares for sale in a large space called the “Sally’s” room.

Usually held towards the end of April each year, the venue changes annually from city to city across the United States and into Canada and the United Kingdom.… Read More

Understanding and Collecting Later Meissen Porcelain

Extensive Meissen Blue Onion Dinner Service, Germany, c.1900, to be offered at auction April 5, 2014 (Lot 378, Estimate $7,000-$9,000)

Since the early 18th century, Meissen has represented the highest quality in German porcelain, and has offered a wide variety of objects, from figures and figural groups to tea wares, dinner services, vases, clock cases, ewers, mirror frames, and so much more. Meissen produced lines of redwares, stonewares, and easily recognizable polychrome-enameled and gilded porcelain figures.… Read More

April Consignment Days in New England

Meet with Skinner appraiser Victoria Bratberg, Director of Fine Jewelry

Portland, Maine

Tuesday, April 8, 11AM – 4PM

REGISTER FOR PORTLAND

Maine Historical Society

489 Congress Street

Portland, ME 04101

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Thursday, April 10, 10AM – 4PM

REGISTER FOR PORTSMOUTH

Discover Portsmouth

10 Middle Street

Portsmouth, NH 03801

Reserve a consignment evaluation with a Skinner fine jewelry, fine art, or silver specialist.… Read More

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