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Dec 31, 2020
Here are some top lots in the categories of fine art, jewelry, watches, Asian art, and Americana from 2020 that gave a jolt of excitement and wildly exceeded expectations in a year that saw major auctions go virtual. Chinese Blue and White Lotus-mouthBottle Vase, sold for: $1,272,500 Elegantly formed, with an elongated pear-shaped body, allover lot...
Dec 15, 2020
While each lot in An Important Bordeaux Collection is remarkable in their own right, here are a few selections that should not be missed. Chateau Latour 1966 (5 bottles) For a vintage largely overlooked, “[T]he 1966 Latour remains an exemplar of the vintage, certainly one of the best, if not the best Left Bank wine of the vintage,” (N. Martin f...
Dec 4, 2020
Left: Ancient Apulian Small Volute-krater, c. 380 B.C. (Lot 196, Estimate:$2,500-3,500). Right: Wedgwood Encaustic Decorated Black Basalt Volute Krater Vase, England, 19th century (Lot 302, Estimate: $5,000-10,000) The Wedgwood factory’s beginnings coincided with discovering the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and the blossoming of the...
Nov 18, 2020
Virtual Americana Trivia Game Created by Chris Barber, Deputy Director of American Furniture & Decorative Arts Test your knowledge of all things Skinner Americana (specifically, this November’s sale offerings) in this virtual game of as-competitive-as-you-want-to-make-it trivia and fun! You’ll venture through topics ranging from c...
Oct 26, 2020
The endless fecundity — and beauty — of the natural world is a constant theme in antique rugs, and that is especially true of the selection for our Fall 2020 Sale. The importance of the idea of “the Garden” is an often-noted feature of Islamic Art in general, and Persian Art in particular. A garden, of course, has echoes of the original Par...