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A Charmed Life: Eugenio Praga and Paganini

Italian Violin and Bow, Eugenio Praga, Genoa, 1892 (Lot 104, Estimate: $30,000-50,000)

Four centuries of music-making tradition cross the auction block at Skinner, with works of Hendrik Jacobs, Giovanni Battista Gabrielli, Charles François Gand, and Eugenio Praga. With approximately 360 lots on offer, including a broad selection of violins, violas, violoncellos, and their bows, the June 2 auction will also feature a collection of contemporary classical and flamenco guitars, in addition to vintage fretted instruments by Gibson and C.F.… Read More

Classical Salon | May 18 | Boston

Classical Salon Featuring The Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh Group

Friday May 18, Boston Gallery

Please join us for a Musical Reception at the Skinner Boston gallery on Friday, May 18 featuring the Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh Group. This reception is held in conjunction with a preview of the May 18 auction of  Fine Musical Instruments online.

Yaeko grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and began violin lessons at the age of 3. Yaeko received a BA in music from the New England Conservatory of Music in contemporary improvisation in 2002 where she studied under Ran Blake and Hankus Netsky, and was classically trained under Fudeko Takahashi.… Read More

Fine Musical Instrument Consignment Days

Spring Consignment Events for Fine Musical Instruments

 

Tuesday, March 6 | Marlborough Gallery  

Directions to Skinner Marlborough

1:30PM-4:00PM

Fine Musical Instruments expert Adam Tober will be on hand to provide free verbal evaluations for single items and collections as well as accept consignments for the upcoming 2018 auctions. Call us at 508.970.3216 for more information.

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March 8 & March 9 | Boston Gallery 

Directions to Skinner Boston

10AM – 4PM

Fine Musical Instruments expert Adam Tober will be on hand to provide free verbal evaluations for single items and collections as well as accept consignments for the upcoming 2018 auctions. Call us at 508.970.3216 for more information.… Read More

Consign with Skinner in California | Musical Instruments & Memorabilia

Now accepting appointments in California for July 21-29

Skinner’s Director of Fine Musical Instruments, Adam Tober, will be in California from July 21-29 accepting consignments of fine violins, vintage guitars, Nudie suits and music memorabilia.

Contact Adam today to schedule your appointment or home visit for verbal evaluation and possible consignment for Skinner’s November 5 auction.

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Contact us: 508.970.3216 music@skinnerinc.com

 

 

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Music & Memorabilia Consignment Day | June 7 | New York City

Fine Musical Instruments and Music Memorabilia

Tuesday, June 7 | 10AM-4PM

Skinner New York 415 Madison Avenue Suite 1418 New York, NY 10017

Skinner is currently seeking consignments for our fall Fine Musical Instruments & Music Memorabilia auction. Reserve an appointment with Skinner expert appraiser Adam Tober for evaluation and possible consignment of your stringed instruments including violins, guitars, banjos and mandolins as well as music memorabilia and performance costumes.… Read More

Skinner to Host Fine Musical Instruments Auction on May 22

BOSTON, MA – May 10, 2016 Skinner, Inc. will present its first Fine Musical Instruments auction of 2016 in its Boston Gallery on Sunday, May 22 at noon. This auction will feature 250 lots, including a selection of antique and vintage fretted instruments, several historically significant wind instruments, and a wide variety of classical stringed instruments and bows.

Fretted Instruments

Leading a selection of antique and vintage mandolins, banjos and guitars is a fine Classical Guitar by Robert Bouchet (Lot 26, estimated between $40,000 and $60,000), from the estate of noted Mexican classical guitarist Mario Beltrán del Río.… Read More

Classical Salon | May 20 | Boston

Friday, May 20

Classical Salon Featuring The Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh Group

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Reception 5:30PM Performance 6PM

Skinner Boston Gallery 63 Park Plaza, Boston

Please join us for a Musical Reception at the Skinner Boston gallery on Friday, May 20 featuring the Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh Group . This reception is held in conjunction with a preview of the May 22 Fine Musical Instruments Auction.

Yaeko grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and began violin lessons at the age of 3.… Read More

Violano-Virtuoso: The World’s Only Self-playing Violin and Piano

The Violano-Virtuoso was invented by Henry Konrad Sandell, a contemporary of Thomas Edison, who arrived in Chicago via Sweden in 1888 at the age of twelve. In March 1905 Mr. Sandell applied for his patent for an electric self-playing violin. It was granted in December of 1905 and assigned to the Mills Novelty Company. The first instrument produced, the Automatic Virtuosa, only contained the violin. During that time, coin-operated player pianos were very popular so it didn’t take long for the Mills Novelty Company to realize that the violin by itself was not going to be marketable enough. … Read More

Skinner, Inc. Announces Fine Musical Instruments at Auction on April 26th

BOSTON, MA – April 13, 2015 Skinner, Inc., the only American auction house hosting in-person auctions of high-quality musical instruments, is pleased to announce its next Fine Musical Instruments auction on April 26th. This sale will feature nearly 400 lots, highlighting a strong selection of violins, violas, bows, and cellos, a small but intriguing collection of ukuleles, fine woodwind instruments, collectible publications, sheet music and more.… Read More

Italian Violins and Fine Bows Highlight Fine Musical Instruments Auction at Skinner

BOSTON, MA – March 17, 2014 – Skinner, Inc., the only American auction house hosting in-person sales of exceptional, high-quality instruments, will present an auction of Fine Musical Instruments on November 9, 2014. A fine Italian violin by Giovanni Francesco Pressenda leads the auction, which includes over 300 lots of violins, violas, cellos, and bows along with fretted instruments and woodwinds.

Violins, Violas & Cellos

Giovanni Francesco Pressenda was perhaps the most important Italian violin maker of the 19th century and certainly is considered among the very best of the Turin school.… Read More

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