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Auction Description for Skinner: European Furniture & Decorative Arts
Auction Description:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts
Viewing Notes:
September 30, 2010, 12pm-8pm; October 1, 2010, 12pm-8pm
Sale Notes:
Skinner's next auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts, featuring Fine Silver, will be held October 2, 2010 in Skinner's Boston gallery. Highlighting the auction is a major collection of Chinese silver, the Stuart and Carita Kadison Collection of Wedgwood, and property from Beechwood, the John Jacob Astor mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. Skinner is a major force in the sale of fine European furniture and decorative arts at auction and sales include the best in English, French, German, Italian, Dutch and Russian works of art, including silver, ceramics, glass, lighting, rugs, and textiles, plus a broad array of English and Continental furniture from a variety of periods.

European Furniture & Decorative Arts

(251 Lots)

by Skinner


251 lots with images

October 1, 2010

The Heritage on the Garden

63 Park Plaza

Boston, MA, 02116 USA

Phone: +1 617 350 5400

Fax: +1 617 350 5429

Email: info@skinnerinc.com

Reynolds, Sir Joshua (1723-1792), and (Wedgwood, Josiah), Autograph letter signed in the third person, one page, dated May 24th, 1790,

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Description: Reynolds, Sir Joshua (1723-1792), and (Wedgwood, Josiah), Autograph letter signed in the third person, one page, dated May 24th, 1790, to Josiah Wedgwood, concerning his desire to obtain a medal depicting the King of Hungary and has enclosed such an image when the King was Grand Duke of Tuscany, with docket and seal intact, framed, 7 1/2 x 11 in. Note: This may be the only recorded letter sent directly from the celebrated painter Sir Joshua Reynolds to Josiah Wedgwood.

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Wedgwood and Bentley Black Basalt Ink Pot, England, 18th century, cylindrical shape with engine-turned banding, impressed mark, dia. 2

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Description: Wedgwood and Bentley Black Basalt Ink Pot, England, 18th century, cylindrical shape with engine-turned banding, impressed mark, dia. 2 1/2 in.

Condition Report: In very good condition throughout with no cracks, chips or restorations.

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Wedgwood and Bentley Black Basalt Hot Water Jug and Cover, England, 18th century, bulbous shape with ear-form handle, impressed mark, h

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Description: Wedgwood and Bentley Black Basalt Hot Water Jug and Cover, England, 18th century, bulbous shape with ear-form handle, impressed mark, ht. 7 in.

Condition Report: In very good condition throughout with no cracks, chips or restorations.

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Wedgwood and Bentley Black Basalt Inkstand, England, 18th century, the stand with serpentine front molded with arabesque floral designs

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Description: Wedgwood and Bentley Black Basalt Inkstand, England, 18th century, the stand with serpentine front molded with arabesque floral designs to a dimpled ground, the top with central candleholder, pen tray, inkwell and covered compartment, impressed mark, lg. 6 1/4 in. Literature: Illustrated in Wedgwood I by R. Reilly, plate 709.

Condition Report: Slight rim and footrim chips. No signs of cracks, chips or restorations.

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Pair of Wedgwood and Bentley Black Basalt Hare Head Stirrup Cups, England, 18th century, silver mounted rims, impressed marks, ht. 6 in

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Description: Pair of Wedgwood and Bentley Black Basalt Hare Head Stirrup Cups, England, 18th century, silver mounted rims, impressed marks, ht. 6 in.

Condition Report: Each in very good condition throughout with no cracks, chips or restorations.

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