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Skinner, Inc. hosts auction of European Furniture and Decorative Arts on January 12

Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of European Furniture and Decorative Arts on Saturday, January 12th in its Boston gallery. The sale presents an excellent assortment of European and American sculpture, Russian icons, English glass stemware, and antique furniture. More than 300 lots of British ceramics will be offered as part of the sale.

Mintons Marc-Louis Solon Decorated Pate-Sur-Pate Vase, England, late 19th century.

Fine Ceramics
Over 200 lots of Wedgwood will be offered, including eleven full-size jasper Portland vases in dark blue and black. Notable selections include a black jasper Apotheosis of Homer vase and cover (lot 152, estimated between $3,000 and $5,000) and a Wedgwood & Bentley black basalt bust of Swift (lot 40, $4,000 to $6,000).

An important Mintons pate-sur-pate vase with white slip decorations by Marc-Louis Solon (lot 17, $20,000 to $30,000) depicts two maidens swinging a figure of Cupid, with the reverse depicting a large cherub. An assortment of 18th and 19th century English ceramics includes Dr. Wall Worcester, Cookworthy’s Plymouth porcelain, and a collection of Royal Worcester. Pottery selections feature 18th and early 19th century examples of white saltglaze stoneware, redware and creamware, early lustre wares, and the later Pilkington’s Royal Lancastrian wares.

Sculpture, Russian Icons, and European Furniture
Over 100 lots of European and American bronze and marble sculpture will be available, including a bronze horse sculpture after Pierre Jules Mene titled L’Accolade (lot 316, $2,000 to $4,000), a William Couper marble bust of Tennyson’s Princess (lot 478, $9,000 to $12,000), an ivory, cold painted, paste-set, and gilded bronze Egyptian dancer by Claire Jeanne Roberte Colinet (lot 502, $4,000 to $6,000), a marble figure of Cupid attributed to Affortunato Gory (lot 757, $3,000 to $5,000), and a large Italian school figure of a woman reading (lot 530, $6,000 to $10,000).

Featured Russian icons include depictions of the April Minyeia (lot 741, $800 to $1,200) and the translation of the relics of St. Nicholas (lot 321, $1,000 to $1,500). Examples of continental porcelain are available including a Nast Paris porcelain tea service (lot 592, $4,000 to $6,000).

Furniture offerings include a pair of Queen Anne-style marble-top pier tables (lot 493, $800 to $1,200), an Italian baroque fruitwood cassone (lot 447, $800 to $1,200), a Louis XV-style bureau plat (lot 403, $2,000 to $4,000), and two Louis Vuitton trunks (lot 684, $3,000 to $5,000 & lot 685, $1,000 to $1,500).

Nearly 80 lots of 18th and early 19th century English glass stemware will also be offered, including examples of balustroid, air-twist, opaque-twist, color-twist, and faceted stems.

Previews, Events, Catalogue, and Bidding
Previews for the auction will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. and Friday, January 11, 2013, 12 p.m.-8 p.m.

Illustrated catalogue #2631B 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 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!

About Skinner
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