Art Glass, Lighting, Art Pottery and More for Bid Thursday at Skinner Auctioneers
by Kate Nixon
Gems from the Arts and Crafts Movement will be offered up to the highest bidder in Boston once more with Skinner Auctioneers 20th Century Design Auction this Thursday, June 20th. Previews will start June 18 from 12PM to 5PM and continue through June 19 from 12PM to 7PM. Interested bidders outside of the Boston area may leave absentee bids, bid over the phone, or place online bid through the auction’s bidding service, SkinnerLive!
Offering furniture and decorative arts spanning the 20th and 21st centuries, the auction will feature Art Nouveau art glass and lighting by Schneider, Galle and Tiffany Studios; Arts & Crafts pottery by Marblehead, Grueby, Revere, and Dedham; mid-century pottery by Lucy Rie, Beatrice Wood, Mary and Edwin Scheier, and Karen Karnes; and modern art glass with an emphasis on Japanese and Czech artisans.
Additionally included in the sale are a collection of Hunter Studios furniture; works by George Nakashima; designs by Ico and Luisa Parisi, Gio Ponti and Bertha Schaeffer for Singer & Sons and others. Stained glass windows from the Boston firm Wilbur H. Burnham Studios, a collection of mid-century textiles from Elenhank Design, and a collection of jewelry by Taxco, Mexico silversmiths William Spratling, Margot de Taxco, Antonio Pineda, Matilda Eugenia Poulet, Fred Davis, and Hector Aguilar round out the auction.
In conjunction with the auction, Skinner Auctioneers will also host a special discussion in their gallery for those local interested collectors in the Boston area. Meet the Makers will take place Wednesday, June 19th and includes a discussion and overview of the New England Studio Furniture Movement with Owain Harris, instructor at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine and a New Hampshire Furniture Masters ISFD Pinnacle Award winner. Interested collectors can expect to learn about the influential furniture makers in the region’s design market. The reception begins at 5:30 and the discussion starts at 6 PM in the Boston Gallery.
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As usual, we have a selection of lots that we’re keeping our eyes on. Here are our picks for the 20th Century Design Auction:
Lot 1A – Tiffany Studios “Dragonfly” Shade Table Lamp with Bronze Base
New York, 1900-24, shade model no. 1462 with dore finish
base model no. 584 with verdigris patina
shade unmarked, base marked
height. 21 1/4 in, shade diameter 17 in.
*See the online lot description for more on the historical significance of the Tiffany Studios “Dragonfly” Shade Table Lamp. Search for lot 1A on the auction page on Skinner Auctioneers’ website, www.skinnerinc.com
Lot 62 – Tiffany-style Mosaic Glass Hanging Lamp
bell-shaped shade decorated with roses in red, green, and white slag glass, heat cap, hanging chain, and canopy, three sockets
diameter: 24 1/4 in.
Lot 76 – Maude Milner and Sarah Tutt Marblehead Pottery Vase
Massachusetts, c. 1905, cylindrical form in gray matte glaze with stylized leaves and stems, impressed Marblehead stamp, incised artists’ cipher
ht. 7 in.
*See the online lot description for more on the historical significance of the Maude Milner and Sarah Tutt Marblehead Pottery Vase. Search for lot 76 on the auction page on Skinner Auctioneers’ website, www.skinnerinc.com
Lot 102 – Kataro Shirayamadani for Rookwood Pottery Floral Vellum Vase
Cincinnati, Ohio, 1935, amphora-form with two loop handles
lavender neck faded to ivory, floral decoration
stamped Rookwood mark and “XXXV S,” ink signature in characters
ht. 6 in.
Lot 112 – Gustav Stickley Model 323 Arm Rocker
New York, c. 1910
five horizontal back slats, flat arms with five vertical slats below,
approximately 39 1/2 in. in height, 29 in wide, 32 in. deep
Lot 113 – L. & J.G. Stickley, The Onondaga Shops, Keyed-shelf Desk
Fayetteville, New York, early 20th century,
marked in drawer,
height 28 1/4 in, width. 48 in, depth. 30 in.
To see these lots and the other lots available for Skinner’s auction, please click below to view Skinner’s Auctioneers website: