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Skinner to host Discovery auction on January 9 – 10

Skinner, Inc. will host a Discovery auction on January 9th and 10th in its Marlborough gallery. The two-day sale presents an excellent assortment of Victorian and 20th century furnishings, as well as an extensive collection of European and American ceramics.

Group of Wedgwood

Ceramics and Glass
Skinner’s first Discovery auction of 2013 offers a diverse selection of European and American porcelain from makers such as Wedgwood; Knowles, Taylor & Knowles; and Ott & Brewer. Highlights include a glazed Drabware cheese dish with cover (lot 973, estimated between $200 and $400).

Beautiful glass pieces will also be offered, including a green-enameled and etched amber Bohemian flash footed jar with cover (lot 21, $250 to $350) and five Lalique molded art glass sparrow figures (lot 158, $200 to $300).

Furniture, Textiles and Decorative Objects
Fun furniture lots include an Art Deco maple and bird’s-eye maple veneer mirrored vanity set (lot 705, $400 to $600) and a green-painted cushion seat garden chair and table set (lot 685, $300 to $500).

Unique home décor offerings include a Kuba rug from the Northeast Caucasus (lot 447, $500 to $700), a pair of Oscar Bach Art Deco table lamps (lot 812, $400 to $600), a hexagonal gilt-metal overlay bent slag glass panel table lamp (lot 107, $500 to $700), and a 19th century Russian gilt and red-painted iron padlock (lot 55, $600 to $800).

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

Previews for the auction will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 12 p.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Thursday, January 10, 2013, 9 a.m.-10 a.m.

A text catalogue for #2630M 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! Like us on Facebook at

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