Skinner Auction to Feature Art & Artifacts from Across Asia BOSTON, Mass. – April 4, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of Asian Works of Art on April 20th in its Boston gallery. The spring auction features various art forms from China, Japan and Korea
the most exceptional pieces to come to auction in recent years. Highlights include a pair of dragon pillar carpets (lot 201, $5,000 to $7,000), an 18th century shrine depicting 10 Buddhas and deities (lot 200, $5,000 to $7,000), a leather pouch purse with silver and brass mounts embossed with stylized lotus decorations and a turquoise stone (lot 178, $200 to $300), and a 20th century storage chest depicting a prowling tiger (lot 195, $300 to $500).
Furniture, Paintings, & Scholar’s Objects
Many beautifully crafted furnishings include a carved Japanese export writing desk (lot 567, $2,000 to $3,000) and a set of four side chairs carved with pierced ruyi design (lot 551, $2,000 to $3,000).
Two extraordinary paintings by Vietnamese artist Vu Cao Dam include an oil painting of two women amidst blossoms titled Bavardages (lot 20, $4,000 to $6,000) and an oil painting titled Le Printemps (lot 21, $8,000 to $10,000) depicting a woman holding a child.
An elaborately carved celadon green jade brush washer with openwork nature and animal designs (lot 337, $15,000 to $20,000) and a Huanghuali brush pot (lot 210, $2,000 to $3,000) are examples of scholar’s objects on offer.
Previews, Catalog, and Bidding
Previews for the auction will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2013, 12 p.m.-5 p.m., and Friday, April 19, 2013, 12 p.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday, April 20, 2013, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
A text catalog for sale #2647B is available by mail from the subscription department at 508-970-3240. It is also available at the gallery.
The Skinner website allows users to view all lots in the auctions, leave bids, order catalogs, and bid live in real-time through SkinnerLive!. Visit and “like” Skinner on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/skinnerauctions.
Skinner auctions draw international interest from buyers and consignors alike, with material regularly achieving record prices. The company’s auction and appraisal services focus on fine art, jewelry, furniture, and decorative arts from around the globe, as well as wine, fine musical instruments, rare books, clocks, Judaica, and more. Monthly Skinner Discovery auctions feature a breadth of estate material. Widely regarded as one of the most trusted names in the business, Skinner appraisers have appeared on the PBS-TV series, Antiques Roadshow, since the show’s inception. Skinner has galleries in Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts with an international audience of bidders participating in person, by phone, and online through the SkinnerLive! online bidding platform. For more information and to read our blog, visit the website at www.skinnerinc.com, find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/skinnerauctions, or follow us on Twitter @Skinnerinc.