Skinner Auction to Feature an Extensive Selection of Fine Silver BOSTON, Mass. – September 19, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. will host an extensive auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts on October 5th in its Boston gallery. The sale features an excellent selection
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The sale commences with more than 90 lots of British silver and silver-plate including a William III large sterling silver tankard (lot 1, estimated between $18,000 and $22,000), a George IV sterling silver ewer made by Charles Fox (lot 51, $3,000 to $5,000), a six-piece Victorian sterling silver tea and coffee service made by John Samuel Hunt (lot 69, $3,000 to $5,000), and an Elizabeth II Shell pattern sterling silver flatware service made by C.W. Fletcher and retailed by James Robinson (lot 92, $5,000 to $10,000).
Continental silver and silver-plate offerings include a five-piece French silver tea service, Paris, circa 1895, made by Edmond Tetard (lot 113, $6,000 to $8,000), a German silver-gilt singing bird automaton box (lot 117, $2,000 to $3,000), and a large selection of Jensen sterling silver items including four lots of Blossom pattern dishes and trays (lots 158 to 161, estimates ranging from $800 to $6,000).
A selection of Russian silver features six silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel demitasse spoons made by Fedor Rückert (lot 169, $5,000 to $7,000), a silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel kovsh made by Ovchinnikov (lot 170, $8,000 to $12,000), and a silver and cloisonné enamel egg made by the 11th Artel (lot 171, $5,000 to $7,000).
Notable pieces of American silver include a Robert & William Wilson coin silver teapot and covered sugar (193, $1,000 to $1,500) and a Ball, Black & Co. neoclassical-style sterling silver tazza (lot 222A, $2,000 to $3,000). A seven-piece Arthur Stone sterling silver tea and coffee service is an excellent example of the Art & Crafts silver to be offered (lot 299, $3,000 to $5,000).
Exceptional Gorham flatware services include a Meadow pattern service (lot 261, $2,000 to $4,000), an extensive Buttercup pattern service (lot 272, $7,000 to $9,000), a Versailles pattern service (lot 204, $4,000 to $6,000), and a Mythologique pattern service (lot 210, $2,000 to $3,000).
Furniture and Decorative Arts
A strong group of British furniture will be presented. Notable lots include a pair of George III-style carton pierre pier mirrors in the manner of John Linnell (lot 596, $60,000 to $80,000), a pair of William IV mahogany pier tables circa 1840 with verde marble tops (lot 439, $5,000 to $7,000), a Georgian-style four-pedestal mahogany dining table (lot 559, $4,000 to $6,000), and a Regency-style, satinwood-veneer, part-ebonized, and polychrome-painted bonheur du jour (lot 747, $4,000 to $6,000).
Other furniture highlights include an Italian pietra dura, ebonized, and parcel-gilt center table (lot 894, $4,000 to $6,000). A birch-veneer and part-ebonized marble-top chest of drawers (lot 468, $800 to $1,000) is representative of a fine assortment of Biedermeier furnishings. A selection of German and Italian Baroque-style furniture features a South German marquetry, walnut-veneer, and pewter-inlaid bureau cabinet from the mid-18th century (lot 784, $2,000 to $4,000).
Other decorative arts include a gilt-bronze figure of Caesar Crossing the Rubicon after Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904) (lot 751, $6,000 to $8,000) and a Barthelemy patinated bronze and ivory figure of a dancer (lot 813, $3,000 to $5,000). Also