Skinner

Auctioneers and Appraisers

Search All Lots

BP BP

Search

Your search has returned 4918 results.
Save your search - find out immediately when "Humanities" is available at auction!

Two Pre-Columbian Gold Ornaments

Two Pre-Columbian Gold Ornaments

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
9
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Two Pre-Columbian Gold Ornaments, Chimu, Lambayeque, Peru, c. 1000-1425 AD, 14kt gold, each depicting a human figure wearing an elaborate headdress, hammered thin and with punctuate decoration, More ...

Pre-Columbian Hollow Gold Pendant

Pre-Columbian Hollow Gold Pendant

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
11
Estimate:
$700 - $900

Pre-Columbian Hollow Gold Pendant, Chimu, Lambayeque, Peru, c. 1000-1425 AD, depicting a human figure, with a small hole at each end, lg. 1 1/3 in. Provenance: Private collection, Boston, More ...

Indonesian Ritual Cloth, Tampan Darat

Indonesian Ritual Cloth, Tampan Darat

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
54
Estimate:
$10,000 - $15,000

Indonesian Ritual Cloth, Tampan Darat, Lampung, Sumatra, late 19th century, cotton supplementary weft technique, the ground continuously woven of very fine and tightly woven local cotton, the More ...

Hawaiian Neck Pendant, Niho Palaoa

Hawaiian Neck Pendant, Niho Palaoa

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
72
Estimate:
$3,000 - $5,000

Hawaiian Neck Pendant, Niho Palaoa, early to mid-19th century, walrus ivory, (missing the human hair lei which was used to hang the pendant around the neck), with a rich golden color and smooth More ...

Easter Island Figure, Mo'ai Kavakava

Easter Island Figure, Mo'ai Kavakava

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
82
Estimate:
$5,000 - $7,000

Easter Island Figure, Mo'ai Kavakava, 19th century, wood, bone and obsidian, standing, slightly stooped, male human figure with an emaciated body, overall dark brown patina, (missing chip in the More ...

Bamana Door Lock

Bamana Door Lock

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
86
Estimate:
$1,200 - $1,800

Bamana Door Lock, Mali, in an abstract human form, with etched geometric pattern on the body of the lock, dark, rich brown patina with white bloom, ht. 15 in. Provenance: Mauricio and Emilia More ...

Plains Indian Beaded Hide Doll

Plains Indian Beaded Hide Doll

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
294
Estimate:
$1,500 - $2,000

Plains Indian Beaded Hide Doll, c. 1900, Lakota, hide dress heavily fringed, with beaded yoke, a ring of white beads on the head and beaded moccasins, with human hair and beaded belt with two drops, More ...

Seven Eskimo Torso Figures

Seven Eskimo Torso Figures

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
324
Estimate:
$500 - $700

Seven Eskimo Torso Figures, Alaska, Thule culture, seven small human figures, (some surface loss), ht. 3/4 to 1 3/4 in. Provenance: Dr. John Schaeffer collection, Lake Monroe, Florida. The More ...

Eskimo Human Head

Eskimo Human Head

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
340
Estimate:
$1,500 - $2,000

Eskimo Human Head, Alaska, Okvik, Old Bering Sea I period, c. 200 BC-100 AD, human head fragment from a large figure, very fine incised eyebrows, with line incising on the cheeks, (loss and cracks), More ...

Eskimo Toggle Figure

Eskimo Toggle Figure

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
346
Estimate:
$1,500 - $2,000

Eskimo Toggle Figure, Alaska, 19th century, human figure with seal heads for legs, two holes pierced for attachment to a garment, ht. 2 3/4 in. Provenance: Private collection, Stowe, Vermont. More ...

Eskimo Awl

Eskimo Awl

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
347
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Eskimo Awl, Alaska, 19th century, with stylized human head at one end, lg. 5 3/4 in. Provenance: Private collection, Stowe, Vermont. More ...

Eskimo Figure

Eskimo Figure

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
349
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Eskimo Figure, Alaska, historic period, possibly used as an arrow wrench, in the abstract shape of a human, ht. 2 1/4 in. Provenance: Private collection, Stowe, Vermont. More ...

Eskimo Drum Handle

Eskimo Drum Handle

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
352
Estimate:
$4,000 - $6,000

Eskimo Drum Handle, Alaska, historic period, handle with bear and human head, pierced for attachment to a drum, smooth honey brown patina, lg. 6 1/8 in. Provenance: Private collection, Stowe, More ...

Eskimo Human Head

Eskimo Human Head

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
366
Estimate:
$6,000 - $8,000

Eskimo Human Head, Alaska, Old Bering Sea II period, 100-300 AD, oval, with simple grooves cut for eyes, mouth, eyebrows, and nose definition, the rear cut-out for attachment, ht. 1 1/2 in. More ...

Northwest Coast Effigy Stone Pounder

Northwest Coast Effigy Stone Pounder

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
376
Estimate:
$2,500 - $3,500

Northwest Coast Effigy Stone Pounder, Salish, Fraser River, possibly pre-contact, basalt, with a human head fashioned on the top of the pounder, (small piece reattached on the base), ht. 8 in. More ...

Northwest Coast Argillite Panel Pipe

Northwest Coast Argillite Panel Pipe

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
388
Estimate:
$10,000 - $15,000

Northwest Coast Argillite Panel Pipe, Haida, c. 1860s, classic openwork form, very finely carved with a reclining raven with long open beak, a humanoid figure holds its beak, with its knees More ...

Northwest Coast Wood Janus Figure

Northwest Coast Wood Janus Figure

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
401
Estimate:
$3,000 - $4,000

Northwest Coast Wood Janus Figure, Tlingit, fourth quarter 19th century, the front in the form of an avian figure with a humanoid head, standing on a highly stylized head, the reverse an owl with More ...

Northwest Coast Amulet

Northwest Coast Amulet

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
406
Estimate:
$3,000 - $4,000

Northwest Coast Amulet, Tlingit, fourth quarter 19th century, depicting a human in the mouth of a killer whale, another person rests on its back, (the enclosed arms reattached), lg. 2 3/4 in. More ...

Casas Grande Effigy Storage Jar

Casas Grande Effigy Storage Jar

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
551
Estimate:
$1,200 - $1,800

Casas Grande Effigy Storage Jar, c. 1200-1450, human form with slit eyes and open hollow mouth, painted overall in a red and black geometric design on a cream slip, ht. 7 3/4 in. Provenance: More ...

Southwest Coiled Pictorial Basketry Tray

Southwest Coiled Pictorial Basketry Tray

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
579
Estimate:
$300 - $400

Southwest Coiled Pictorial Basketry Tray, c. 1900, Apache, decorated with numerous human figures, dia. 9 in. More ...

Claes Oldenburg (American, b. 1929)      Butt for Gantt

Claes Oldenburg (American, b. 1929) Butt for Gantt

Auction:
3180T
Auction:
Discovery - Nov 19, 2018
Lot:
1186
Estimate:
$600 - $800

Claes Oldenburg (American, b. 1929) Butt for Gantt, from the Harvey Gantt Portfolio, 1991, edition of 250 plus proofs, published by the artist and by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (Axsom & Platzker, More ...

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Clipped Signature.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Clipped Signature.

Auction:
3176B
Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - Nov 18, 2018
Lot:
5
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Clipped Signature. Small piece of blue paper containing the closing of a letter, mounted on Chevillet's 1778 engraved portrait of Franklin, the signature 3 1/4 x 1 More ...

Bernhardt, Sarah (1844-1923) Autograph Letter Signed, 1916.

Bernhardt, Sarah (1844-1923) Autograph Letter Signed, 1916.

Auction:
3176B
Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - Nov 18, 2018
Lot:
7
Sold for:
$246$200

Bernhardt, Sarah (1844-1923) Autograph Letter Signed, 1916. Two inscribed pages of Bernhardt's monogrammed stationery, text in French, signed and dated, framed with two postcards, not examined out More ...

Declaration of Independence  , the First Facsimile Engraving.

Declaration of Independence , the First Facsimile Engraving.

Auction:
3176B
Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - Nov 18, 2018
Lot:
12
Sold for:
$4,613$3,750

Declaration of Independence, the First Facsimile Engraving. Washington, DC: Benjamin Owen Tyler, [Engraved by Peter Maverick (1780-1831)], 1818. Large folio engraved facsimile with large title at More ...

Gay and Sexual Liberation Buttons, Mid-20th Century.

Gay and Sexual Liberation Buttons, Mid-20th Century.

Auction:
3176B
Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - Nov 18, 2018
Lot:
18
Sold for:
$492$400

Gay and Sexual Liberation Buttons, Mid-20th Century. A collection of thirty-five buttons, mostly printed in bright colors, each boasting a provocative slogan related to gay rights and sexual More ...

Muir, John (1838-1914) Autograph Letter Signed, 16 June 1872.

Muir, John (1838-1914) Autograph Letter Signed, 16 June 1872.

Auction:
3176B
Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - Nov 18, 2018
Lot:
41
Sold for:
$2,214$1,800

Muir, John (1838-1914) Autograph Letter Signed, 16 June 1872. Single wove sheet of the letterhead of the New Sentinel Hotel in Yosemite Valley, inscribed over two pages, to Charles Warren Stoddard More ...

Apianus, Petrus (1495-1552) Cosmographia.

Apianus, Petrus (1495-1552) Cosmographia.

Auction:
3176B
Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - Nov 18, 2018
Lot:
62
Sold for:
$4,613$3,750

Apianus, Petrus (1495-1552) Cosmographia. Antwerp: Bontio, 1553. Large quarto, edited by Regnier Gemma Frisius (1508-1555), large woodcut of globe on title, numerous woodcut text diagrams, four More ...

Grand Tour Sketchbook with Drawings of Mark Twain, July-August 1879.

Grand Tour Sketchbook with Drawings of Mark Twain, July-August 1879.

Auction:
3176B
Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - Nov 18, 2018
Lot:
146
Sold for:
$1,968$1,600

Grand Tour Sketchbook with Drawings of Mark Twain, July-August 1879. Octavo sketchbook, purchased from G. Fell, stationer, 60 Piccadilly London, by an American abroad, containing 150 pages, almost More ...

Hemingway, Ernest (1899-1961) The Spanish Earth  , First Edition, Second Issue.

Hemingway, Ernest (1899-1961) The Spanish Earth , First Edition, Second Issue.

Auction:
3176B
Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - Nov 18, 2018
Lot:
158
Sold for:
$215$175

Hemingway, Ernest (1899-1961) The Spanish Earth, First Edition, Second Issue. Cleveland: The J.B. Savage Company, 1938. Octavo, limited edition, copy number 578 of 1,000 printed, second issue, More ...

Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973) A Suite of 180 Drawings by Picasso, November 28, 1953-February 3, 1954: Picasso and The Human Comedy.

Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973) A Suite of 180 Drawings by Picasso, November 28, 1953-February 3, 1954: Picasso and The Human Comedy.

Auction:
3176B
Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - Nov 18, 2018
Lot:
217
Sold for:
$800$650

Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973) A Suite of 180 Drawings by Picasso, November 28, 1953-February 3, 1954: Picasso and The Human Comedy. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., [Paris: Verve], 1954 Folio, first More ...