Skinner to Auction Fine Jewelry he Skinner Fine Jewelry auction in Boston on June 12,
2012 features fine diamonds, natural pearls, and pieces
by Edward Oakes, Georg Jensen, Buccellati, Angela
Cummings, Cartier, and Van Cleef & Ar
motifs is pictured in author Janet Druckerís book Georg Jensen: A Tradition of Splendid Silver.
In addition, there is a nice selection of contemporary jewelry signed by famous makers, including a gold and diamond cuff bracelet by Buccellati (lot 520, $12,000 to $15,000), a hardstone rose bangle by Angela Cummings (lot 516, $8,000 to $12,000), a whimsical gold, lapis and enamel frog ring by David Webb (lot 514, $2,500 to $3,500), and a pair of cultured pearl and diamond earclips, Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co. (lot 523, $3,000 to $5,000). Other famous makers represented include Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Belperron, Tony Duquette, Jean Mahie and Elizabeth Locke.
Previews, Catalogue, and Bidding
Previews for the auction will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. and Monday, June 11, 2012, 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Illustrated catalogue #2601B 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 worldís 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. Skinnerís 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 Skinnerís web site www.skinnerinc.com.