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2014-09-19 12:23:44

BOSTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --A monumental Fencai Imperial Qing Dynasty vase auctioned for $24.7 million at Skinner last night, setting a record as the top grossing lot ever sold in New England, and topping all sales of Qing Dynasty vases in the U.S. The Skinner Asian Works of Art auction coincides with Asia Week, and this vase has surpassed all other objects sold during the event to date. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140918/147138 An intensely focused...

2010-01-12 14:20:00

BOSTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- www.skinnerinc.com -- Skinner, Inc., one of the world's leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, will kick-off its 2010 season with a strong sale of American & European Paintings & Prints on January 29th at noon in the Boston gallery. Many of the offerings come to Skinner from private collections, some unseen for decades. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100112/NE36270 ) One of the sale's highlights is a Georgia O'Keeffe...

2009-10-08 08:00:00

BOSTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- www.skinnerinc.com -- Skinner, one of the world's leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, will host Session II of the Richard Wright Collection on October 24(th) starting at 11 a.m. in the Boston gallery. Richard Wright, one of the world's foremost fine dolls experts, and a prominent and colorful appraiser on the PBS series, Antiques Roadshow, also had a discerning eye for furniture and decorative arts. The collection to be auctioned is...

2009-10-06 08:13:00

BOSTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- www.skinnerinc.com - Skinner, one of the world's leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, today announced its upcoming auction of Asian Works of Art -- to take place on Oct 17th at 3 p.m. and Oct. 18th at 10 a.m. in its Boston gallery -- will feature a rare collection of jades. Four pieces in the extensive collection were previously appraised by Skinner's James Callahan at a taping of a popular antiques appraisal show that airs on America's PBS...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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