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    Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets Online

    Skinner will bring over 400 Turkish, Caucasian, Persian, and Chinese rugs to auction in the upcoming online sale. Among the featured items is a room-sized Bakshaish carpet from the 1880s. Made in today’s northwestern Iran, Bakshaish rugs are known for their rustic, tribal influences and noteworthy craftsmanship. This decorative carpet…

    Serapi Carpet
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    Americana Online

    Skinner will feature several lots of Staffordshire transferware by Enoch Wood & Sons in the upcoming Americana Online auction. To rekindle England's trade relationship with the United States following the War of 1812, Enoch Wood started producing a new type of transferware. He called the new style “Staffordshire historical transferware”…

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    Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments

    In the upcoming Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments auction, a 1968 Rolex Daytona “Exotic” dial wristwatch can be found. This watch is nicknamed the “Paul Newman Rolex” after the actor’s wife bought him one as a gift. Purchased in 1970 or 1971, this watch has remained in the estate of…

    Triple Calendar Paperweight Clock
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    Country Americana

    Canton porcelain has been exported to the West since the 1600s. Toward the end of the 18th century, Canton porcelain decorated the homes of many wealthy Americans. The blue and white pieces are known to have decorated the tables of Martha and George Washington. The upcoming Country Americana Auction, presented…

    Country Americana
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    Fine Jewelry Collections

    Established in 1879 by a Canadian silversmith, Birks marks its 140th year in business this coming fall. One of the company’s diamond rings will be featured in the upcoming Fine Jewelry Collections auction, presented by Skinner. The platinum ring is set with a solitaire brilliant-cut diamond, flanked by four baguette-cut…

    Fine Jewelry Collections
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    20th Century Design

    The 20th Century Design auction, offered by Skinner, presents nearly 600 lots. These pieces range from New York hotel decorations to Art Deco tables once owned by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The Barbizon-Plaza Hotel in New York City was designed specifically for musicians and artists. The hard work paid…

    20th Century Design
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    Important Jewelry

    Alexandrite, the rarest  and most valuable of all other gemstones, was first discovered in the Ural Mountains in Russia in 1834 by French mineralist Nils Gustaf Nordenskiöld. Named after Alexander the Second, Czar of Russia, this gemstone is popularly known as ‘emerald by day, ruby by night’ as it changes from…

    Sapphire and Diamond Snowflake Brooch, Tiffany & Co.
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    Fine Musical Instruments

    The musette de cour is a type of bagpipe that was popular with the French aristocracy in the 17th and 18th centuries. But as the aristocracy was usurped during the French Revolution, so too was the prevalence of this bagpipe. An 18th-century musette de cour is available in the upcoming…

    Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar, 1964
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    American Indian & Ethnographic Art

    Plains Indians used catlinite claystone for pipes or ritual items because of their vibrant color. "It ranges in color from pale pink to brick or blood red," says Rocks and Minerals, "and normally has small lighter spots - referred to as 'stars' - scattered throughout." An example of a catlinite…

    Northwest Coast Button Blanket
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    Fine Wines & Rare Spirits

    The most notable lots of the upcoming Fine Wines & Rare Spirits auction, offered by Skinner, are wines from such French estates as Château Lafite Rothschild, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, and the estate of the late Henri Jayer.  Jayer began operation under his own label in the 1950s. By the…

    Louis Roederer Cristal 2006, 4 bottles/Auctiondaily
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    American Furniture & Decorative Arts Session I

    Weathervanes have been considered both religious and cultural symbols over time, from their early origins in China to their adoption by Catholic churches as suitable tops for steeples. The second session of the American Furniture and Decorative Arts Auction presented by Skinner features several unusual copper weathervanes of different forms.…

    Carved and Painted Folk Art Birds in a Tree/Auctiondaily
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    American Furniture & Decorative Arts Session I

    Furniture designs have undergone massive change since early times. The Chippendale furniture to date has been the most preferred part of the interiors. The Session I of the of American Furniture and Decorative Arts auction by Skinner features a rare Chippendale carved mahogany reverse serpentine bureau. With four conformingly shaped…

    Rare Molded Sheet Copper and Zinc Steam Pumper and Horses Weathervane
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    Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets

    The Anatolian rug is characterized by unique dyes, colors, motifs, textures, and techniques. While oriental rugs are well known to the world, the West Anatolian rug is a rare find. A hand-woven Anatolian rug from Turkey will be presented in the upcoming auction organized by Skinner. A large selection of…

    Bakshaish Prayer Rug
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    American & European Works of Art: Fine Paintings & Sculpture

    The American & European Works of Art: Fine Paintings & Sculpture auction offers the best of oil paintings and sculptures from around the world and across all genres. Starting with an oil painting from Fitz Henry Lane (1804-1865) titled “Vessel Returning from Surinam.” The painting shows several boats sailing the…

    American & European Works of Art: Fine Paintings & Sculpture/AuctionDaily
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    American & European Works of Art: Fine Prints, Multiples & Photographs

    American & European Works of Art: Fine Prints, Multiples & Photographs auction includes the artistic talents of Helen Frankenthaler, Andy Warhol, and Pablo Picasso. Skinner has put on a great auction, starting with a woodcut by Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011). “Tales of Genji III” is a beautiful gray woodcut with several…

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    Important Jewelry

    Beyond the obvious beauty of diamonds is the more subtle beauty of style, which is what sets any piece of jewelry apart. Thoughtful construction and bold stylistic statements comprise the bulk of Skinner’s upcoming Important Jewelry Auction, bringing together antique, period, and contemporary pieces. Almost 200 bracelets, earrings, necklaces, brooches,…

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    Asian Works of Art

    Asian art is a broad category, one that crosses multiple regions, numerous nations, and more than a few decorative labels. Sampling from these cultures is no easy task, but is well-handled by Skinner in the upcoming Asian Works of Art auction. Over 550 lots are set to cross the auction…

    Asian Works of Art/AuctionDaily
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    Fine Jewelry Collections

    The Fine Jewelry Collections Auction presented by Skinner offers contemporary rings, earrings, necklaces, and other jewelry. With estimated values as low as $100, emerging collectors should find one or more lots within their budgets. A pair of “Cassandra” earrings designed by the late Helen Woodhull are among the most eye-catching…

    Fine Jewelry Collections/AuctionDaily
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    Japanese Prints

    “To buy art, you really buy the energy of [the piece],” says Japanese-American artist Mayumi Oda. “I feel I have a very strong responsibility to make people exuberant, happy, [and] healthy.” Oda’s prints, including several available in the upcoming Japanese Prints Auction offered by Skinner, aim to empower women and…

    Japanese Prints/AuctionDaily
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    The Forke Collection of Early Americana

    With time, everyday decorative items eventually become art objects. The Forke Collection of Early Americana, presented by Skinner, offers bidders decorative art, furniture, and collectibles from both England and America through the 17th and 18th Century. Something even as unassuming as a pocket globe can remind art collectors, how people…