Skinner Discovery Auction to Feature Vintage Accessories MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – June 11, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. will host a two-day Discovery auction on June 19th and 20th in its Marlborough gallery. The first day of the sale will feature a diverse and remarkab
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Skinner is pleased to offer a collection of vintage accessories formerly belonging to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The collection features exceptional purses and handbags from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, including a beaded black silk purse with silver hardware circa 1900 (lot 522, estimated between $300 and $500), a green and grey-beaded silk evening bag circa 1925-1935 (lot 535, $300 to $500), a beaded silk evening bag with rhinestones, imitation pearls, and gold-tone hardware (lot 543, $300 to $500), and a multicolored woven silk and paper purse by Japanese designer Kiriyo Kuchina circa 1980 (lot 573, $300 to $500).
Chic hats from great 20th century design houses include two tweed berets from the late 1960s by Chanel, Paris (lot 565, $400 to $600), a lavender, white, purple, and pink tweed hat by Chanel, Paris (lot 566, $300 to $500), and an orange felt hat by Halston, New York, from the late 1960s-early 1970s (lot 568, $200 to $250).
Fine Silver and Estate Jewelry
Fine silver offerings include a Kalo Shop hand-hammered sterling silver water pitcher (lot 79, $300 to $500) and an ornate three-piece Indian silver tea set decorated with a variety of exotic animals and zoomorphic motifs (lot 11, $200 to $300).
The auction will offer more than 300 lots of jewelry, including several Bakelite lots, a number of designer sterling silver pieces, and many groups of antique and estate jewelry. Notable lots include a small group of lapis lazuli jewelry (lot 281, $300 to $500) and a whimsical four-piece set of polka dot Bakelite jewelry (lot 421, $200 to $300).
Furniture and Decorative Objects
The June Discovery auction includes an assortment of antique and contemporary furnishings and decorative objects. Highlights include a 20th century Royal Worcester Art Nouveau lobed vase (lot 816, $200 to $300), a pair of Royal Vienna porcelain urns from the late 19th century (lot 1016, $250 to $350), and a bronze sculpture by Louis Icart titled 'Sophistication' depicting a woman in a flowing dress wearing a feather atop her head (lot 868, $300 to $500).
Four 19th century European mahogany chairs (lot 986, $200 to $250) and a 19th century Kazak rug from Southwest Caucasus (lot 1196, $300 to $500) will also be auctioned.