SKINNER AUCTION OF 20TH CENTURY DESIGN TO FEATURE OBJECTS FROM THE ART NOUVEAU, ART DECO, MID-CENTUR BOSTON, Mass – June 14, 2012 – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of 20th Century Design in its Boston gallery on Saturday, June 23, 2012. The upcoming sale features works by Tiffany, Georg Jensen, Ge
the home or office a vast selection of wall sconces, hanging lamps, table lamps, and decorative lighting are available with estimates starting at $500.
Handmade Metalwork – Gorham, Adler, and Georg Jensen
Handmade metalwork lots are highlighted by a silver and mixed metal Japanese style punch bowl with applied leaves and fruit by Gorham (lot 221, $3,000 to $5,000), an extensive hand hammered flatware service by Alan Adler (lot 244, $8,000 to $12,000), and a Georg Jensen pyramid coffee /tea service (lot 229, $3,000 to $5,000).
A varied assortment of pottery is highlighted by a Grueby pottery lamp base with mosaic art glass shade (lot 67, $6,000 to $8,000). This piece is an excellent example of handmade work from the Arts and Crafts movement. More fine examples of Boston-manufactured Arts and Crafts pottery can be seen in a large Grueby vase with molded leaves (lot 38, $6,000 to $8,000); a Grueby vase decorated with tooled broad leaves and yellow buds (lot 87, $5,000 to $7,000); and 13 pieces of Saturday Evening Girls Pottery (lot 74, $2,000 to $3,000).
Studio pottery includes a stoneware vessel by Claude Conover (lot 342, $3,000 to $5,000). Also offered are works by Brother Thomas Bezanson, including a cylindrical vase with a small flared rim (lot 336, $1,200 to $1,800), a tall cylindrical vase in oxblood glaze (lot 337, $4,500 to $5,500), and tapered cylindrical vase in celadon glaze (lot 338, $1,000 to $2,000).
Works by William Horace Littlefield include Satyr and Three Nymphs (lot 303, $800 to $1,200), Sea God (lot 308, $800 to $1,200) and Zephyrus or Favorious the Westwind with Flora (Chloris) (lot 404, $800 to $1,200).
Previews, Catalogue, and Bidding
Previews for the auction will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2012, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. and Friday, June 22, 2012, 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Illustrated catalogue #2603B 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 &