Skinner, Inc. to host Discovery auction on June 13 – 14

. June 1, 2012

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – Skinner, Inc. will host a Discovery auction on June 13th and 14th in its Marlborough gallery. The sale presents a broad assortment of estate silver, antique jewelry, designer and vintage clothing, contemporary and antique accessories, and textiles.


Set of Eight Watson World War I-related Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cups, each engraved with a European place name and date appearing to relate to the movements of the 26th “Yankee” Infantry Division of the United States Army: “Saint Nazaire Sept. 21, 1917,” “Neufchateau Oct. 5, 1917,” “Chemin des Dames, Feb. 5, 1918,” “Rambucourt April 1, 1918,” “Neuville Sept. 2, 1918,” “Hattonchatel Sept. 14, 1918,” “Verdun Oct. 9, 1918,” and “Brest (Home) March 26, 1919,” ht. 4 3/4, dia. at lip 2 7/8 in., approx. 40.7 troy oz.

Estate Silver
A vast selection of estate silver will be featured, including a set of eight Watson World War I-related sterling silver mint julep cups (lot 2, estimated between $600 and $800). Each cup is engraved with a European place name and date appearing to relate to the movements of the 26th “Yankee” Infantry Division of the United States Army. Also on offer is an early 20th century Gorham sterling Art Nouveau “Athenic” vase (lot 46, $400 to $600), and a four-piece Demitasse English silver coffee service (lot 105, $600 to $800) by Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd.

Antique Jewelry
Notable jewelry lots offered include a gilt pewter and onyx necklace and earclips by Robin Quigley (lot 317, $300 to $500), a 14kt gold braided Victorian bracelet (lot 368, $600 to $800), and a vintage Artemio Navarette silver necklace (lot 387, $300 to $500).

Couture and Vintage Clothing
The June Discovery auction offers a variety of couture clothing and accessories including a Karl Lagerfeld for Jean Patou evening dress (lot 672, $1,000 to $2,000), and Hermes silk scarves (lot 624, $300 to $500). A vintage Cartier women’s burgundy leather tote will also be offered (lot 691, $200 to $300).

Textiles
Also featured at the antiques auction is a fine selection of both international and domestic textiles highlighted by a large silk and embroidered scenic Asian wall-hanging (lot 636, $200 to $300), and a set of Art Deco printed cotton drapes from the estate of Susan Parrish (lot 639, $200 to $250).

Antique Furniture
Furniture highlights include a Pennsylvania polychrome paint-decorated poplar dovetail-constructed blanket chest (lot 955, $400 to $600), an Eldred Wheeler Queen Anne-style carved tiger maple and maple flat-top highboy (lot 880, $1,000 to $1,500), and an English Victorian carved and turned rosewood one-drawer stand with stretcher base (lot 915, $400 to $600).

Previews, Catalogue, and Bidding (Tuesday preview will stay open until 7pm!)
Please note that Skinner has extended the preview hours for this sale with an additional two hours on Tuesday evening.

Previews for the auction will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 12 p.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Thursday, June 14, 2012, 9 a.m.-10 a.m.

A text catalogue for #2602M 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!

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