Skinner to Host Asian Art Auction in Marlborough MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – October 12, 2012 – Skinner, Inc., one of the world’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, will host an auction of Asian Works of Art on October 25th in its Marlboroug
News-Antique.com - Oct 12,2012 - The Asian Marlborough sale presents a breadth of affordable decorative arts that will appeal to both interior designers and beginner collectors alike, including bronzes, wooden pieces, ceramics and stone carvings.
Chinese Porcelain & Ceramics
Porcelain on offer at the sale includes two Chinese dishes, one depicting a dragon with a Yongzheng mark on base, the other depicting flowers, bats and shou characters at the center with a six-character Jiaqing mark on the base (lot 186, estimated between $1,200 to $1,500).
Ivory, Jade & Bronze
The sale offers an assortment of ivory highlighted by two ladies, one carrying two fans, the other holding a musical instrument (lot 355, $300 to $500). Jade and bronze objects of note include an 18th century snuff bottle depicting a scene from “Romance of the West Chamber” with the encounter of Cui Yingying and Zhang Sheng (lot 386, $2,500 to $3,500) and a gilt-bronze Sino-Tibet figure of Maitreya (lot 477, $700 to $900) seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus throne.
A Chinese cloisonné vase decorated with peonies, butterflies, and blossoms on wan fret ground (lot 381, $500 to $700) and a Chinese eight-panel standing screen with black lacquer panels mounted with jade and hardstone carvings (lot 633, $3,000 to $5,000) would make excellent accent pieces in a beautiful home.
Previews, Catalogue and Bidding
Previews for the auction will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 12p.m.-5 p.m., and Wednesday, October 24, 12 p.m.-7 p.m., and Thursday, October 25, 9 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Illustrated catalogue #2627M is available 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.