European Furniture and Decorative Arts, Featuring Fine Silver, to be Auctioned at Skinner Fine silver is featured in the March 31, 2012 auction in Boston along with European furniture, decorative arts, Russian enamels, and a white marble bust by Thomas Ball.
image of Zeus receiving Herakles (lot 735 $6,000 to $8,000); a nearly life sized, 19th century bronze sculpture of Mercury after Giambologna incised by William A. Jenner of Ridgefield, Connecticut (lot 593, lot $7,000 to $9,000); and a Della Robbia Pottery molded wall plaque designed by Ellen Mary Rope, depicting a woodland scene of children playing and a central figure lying in a hammock (lot 600, $1,500 to $2,500).
A group of Russian icons includes a 19th century work depicting the Unburned Thornbush Mother of God (lot 616, $600 to $800), and another icon depicting The Pochaev Mother of God covered in chased silver riza with the painted faces and hands of the central figures exposed (lot 660, $600 to $800).
Previews, Events, Catalogue, and Bidding
Previews for the auction will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2012, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. and Friday, March 30, 2012, 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Illustrated catalogue #2589B is available by mail from the subscription department at #508-970-3240. It is also available at the gallery. Prices realized will be available at www.skinnerinc.com during and after the sale. Skinner's site also allows users to view all lots in the auctions, leave bids, order catalogues, and bid live in real-time through SkinnerLive!
Skinner, Inc. is one of the world’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art. With expertise in over 20 specialty collecting areas, Skinner draws the interest of buyers from all over the world and its auctions regularly achieve world record prices. Skinner provides a broad range of auction and appraisal services, and it is widely regarded as one of the most trusted names in the auction business. Skinner’s appraisal experts regularly appear on the PBS-TV series, Antiques Roadshow, and its specialty departments include American Furniture & Decorative Arts, American & European Works of Art, European Furniture & Decorative Arts, 20th Century Design, Fine Ceramics, Fine Silver, Fine Jewelry, Couture, Fine Musical Instruments, Asian Works of Art, Fine Wines, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Oriental Rugs & Carpets, American Indian & Ethnographic Art, Fine Judaica, Antique Motor Vehicles, Toys, Dolls & Collectibles, Discovery and Science, Technology & Clocks. Skinner galleries are located in Boston and Marlborough, Mass. For more information on upcoming auctions and events, visit Skinner’s web site www.skinnerinc.com.