The Holiday Auction at Skinner Features Unique Gifts for the Season MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – December 5, 2012 – Skinner, Inc. will host its annual Holiday Auction on December 12th at 12:00 pm and on December 13th at 10:00 am in the Marlborough gallery. The two-day sale of
collection of a middle-class German banking family since they were purchased. The grandmother of the consignors collected the figures during vacations and visits to Austria and the Black Forest in the period up to 1930. This collection encompasses a range of subjects that were available at the time, from life-like figures of insects to Black Americana to whimsical miniatures of animals dressed up or engaged in human-like activity. The condition of the pieces is exceptional, with original paint and details.
Bergmann, the most well known maker of the day, is represented by a miniature group of chickens at a water pump (lot 1151, $150 to $200), a “gold” pig (lot 1167, $275 to $350), and a squirrel with nut figure (lot 1102, $125 to $150).
Previews, Catalogue, and Bidding (Tuesday preview will stay open until 7pm!)
Please note that Skinner has extended the preview hours with an additional two hours on Tuesday evening.
Previews for the auction will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 12 p.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Thursday, December 13, 2012, 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
A text catalogue for #2625M 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! Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/skinnerauctions.
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.