European Furniture & Decorative Arts | Skinner Auction 2513

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Skinner's next auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts will be held July 10, 2010 in Skinner's Boston gallery. Featured in the auction is the Wedgwood collection of Joe Skirchak and Pat Cerra. Encompassing the full breadth of Wedgwood’s manufacture, the collection numbers approximately 350 lots and includes many fine examples. 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. Skinner's European auctions are held four times annually in January, April, July and October. For information on buying or consigning property to our next auction, call 508-970-3203 or email

Text of European Furniture & Decorative Arts | Skinner Auction 2513

  • SKINNEREuropean Furniture & Decorative Arts

    featuring Fine CeramicsSale 2513 July 10, 2010 Boston

  • AUCTION 2513


    European Furniture & Decorative Artsfeaturing Fine Ceramics


    Sara WishartDecorative Arts,Silver508.970.3282

    Stuart SlavidDepartment Director,Ceramics508.970.3278

    Stuart WhitehurstFurniture508.970.3293

    European Furniture & Decorative Arts Department - 508.970.3203

    General Inquiries:

    Thursday, July 8, 2010 12 to 5 p.m.

    Friday, July 9, 2010 12 to 8 p.m.

    Tel: 617.874.4318Fax: 617.350.5429




    COVER: 15, 284, 326, 553, 579, 848; FRONTISPIECE: 824; BACK COVER: 77, 290, 488, 523, 602, 703, 714, 835, 880


    Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 10 a.m.

    63 Park Plaza

    Boston, Massachusetts

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  • Icons from the Collection of Louis Albert McMillen (1916-1998)

    McMillen was a prominent American architect, and founder of The Architects Collaborative (TAC) along with Walter Gropius andsix other architects. A graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Mr. McMillenworked extensively in the Middle East, most notably on the TAC design of Baghdad University. McMillen was not only anarchitect, but a painter. This wonderfully varied collection reflects his interest in painting, as well as a fascination with the artistryand symbolism of icons. Lots: 456, 457, 480-483, 496, 497, 563, 585, 616, 624-626, 633, 647, 675, 683, 765, 766, 772, 773,779, 788, 789, 795, 811, 822-827, 841, 856, 857, 868, 879, 880, 898-903, 926, 927.

    Collection of Pat Cerra and Joe Skirchak

    Lots: 6, 9-13, 16, 17, 19-21, 39, 40, 42, 46, 48, 54, 55, 58-64, 66, 67, 72, 74, 77-82, 84-86, 90-94, 96, 97, 99-121, 123, 126,128-130, 133-136, 138, 140, 141, 143, 145, 147, 149-157, 159-166, 168, 169, 172-175, 177-183, 186, 187, 190-194, 196,197, 199-203, 205, 208-210, 215, 223, 224, 229, 232-237, 239-250, 252-256, 258-284, 286-302, 304, 305, 307-315, 318,320-330, 332, 333, 344, 345, 348-363, 365-385, 388-391, 393-395, 398-401, 403A-408, 412A-414, 415, 418A, 420A-423,425A-429, 433A, 434A, 436A, 437, 440A, 441, 441A, 445.

    Collection of Barbara OBrien

    Lots: 69-71, 73, 75, 88, 89, 95, 98, 124, 125, 127, 131, 132, 137, 139, 167, 176, 195, 206, 207, 211-214, 216, 218-220, 226,228, 230, 331, 336, 338, 339, 346, 386, 392, 396, 408A, 434, 435, 435A, 436, 443, 443, 444.


  • 1.Ten Dutch Delft Tiles, Holland, 19th century, each decorated in bluewith corner florets and central Dutch figures, lg. 5 1/8 in.


    2.Three 18th Century English Porcelain Items, including a pair ofWorcester trios, each with gilt trim and polychrome enameled flowers,underglaze crossed swords marks, saucer dia. 5 1/8 in.; and a pucemarked Derby deep dish with gilt trim, dark blue enamel banding andwhite enamel dots, dia. 7 5/8 in.


    3.Pair of Regency Enamel Decorated and Parcel-gilt PorcelainFruit Coolers, England, c. 1815-20, urn form with curved handlesaccented with shells, tapering lids centered by an upright topped byan artichoke finial, and fitted with liner bowls, with wide underglazecobalt blue band overpainted with gilt scrolls and bellflowers swags,and reserves painted with floral bouquets, ht. 12 1/2 in.


    4.Seventeen Chamberlains Worcester Porcelain BotanicalDecorated Plates, England, mid-19th century, each with shaped rim,gold and raised gold foliate borders, enameled with a wide greenband and central polychrome flower, printed marks, dia. 9 in.


    5.Worcester Porcelain Music Pattern Bowl, England, c. 1800, Barrperiod, gilding to underglaze blue decoration, incised B mark, dia. 65/8 in.


    5A.Worcester Porcelain Cup and Saucer, England, c. 1765, gilded andpolychromed in the imari palette with panels of flowers, scallopedrims, underglaze blue fret mark, saucer dia. 4 5/8 in.

    Provenance: Dean Rockwell Collection.$200-400

    6.Spode Blue Dipped Stoneware Potpourri Basket and Cover,England, c. 1840, the footed bowl with bail handle and molded reliefof a fruiting grapevine, pierced grid cover with button finial, impressedmark, ht. 5 1/4 in.


    7.Small Pratt-type Staffordshire Pearlware Figure, England, late18th/early 19th century, depicting a small child holding a lamb,underglaze enamel decoration, ht. 3 7/8 in.


    8.Admiral Lord Nelson Pearlware Commemorative Jug, England, c.1805, puce transfer printed with portrait beneath the spout withinscribed title and verse England expects every Man to do his Duty,on one side a plan of the battle of Trafalgar, the reverse with aninventory of the British ships involved in the battle, ht. 5 3/4 in.


    9.Two Similar Union Porcelain Frog Vases, Greenpoint, New York, c.1876, each gilt decorated and modeled as naturalistically renderedpitcher plants supported by a frog atop a raised and scalloped base,one with slight peach-colored enamel shading, impressed marks, ht.5 3/4 in.


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  • 10.Copeland Parian Figure of Napoleon, England, 19th century, thefigure modeled seated and set on a raised rectangular base,impressed mark, ht. 12 in.


    11.Cook Parian Bust of Lincoln, Trenton, New Jersey, late 19thcentury, raised copyright on the back of the base, ht. 11 in.


    12.Cook Parian Bust of Washington, Trenton, New Jersey, late 19thcentury, inscribed mark on the reverse, ht. 10 1/2 in.


    13.Two Josiah Wedgwood Commemorative Jugs, England, 19thcentury, each cream glazed and molded with Fame to the handle, aportrait of Josiah on one side, a British lion on the reverse, below thespout a Portland vase atop a pedestal, flanked by artists titleCommerce, Art, and Science, ht. 9, 11 1/4 in.


    14.Royal Doulton Earthenware Pitcher and Bowl Set, England, late19th century, art nouveau-style underglaze green and yellow floraland foliate design in the Kelmscot pattern, printed mark, pitcher ht.10 1/4; bowl dia. 14 1/2 in.


    15.Doulton Lambeth Stoneware Owl Vase, England, 1880,polychrome enamel decorated with stylized foliage and flowerssurrounding a central depiction of an owl modeled in high relief,inscribed artist signature for Mark V. Marshall in collaboration withMary Ann Thomson, impressed factory mark, ht. 10 in.


    16.Susie Copper Green Glazed Earthenware Vase, England, c. 1932,incised stylized floral decoration, artist signed, ht. 6 3/4 in.


    17.Royal Doulton Earthenware Dish, England, early 20th century, blueglazed rim surrounding a central enamel decorated brown transferlandscape, printed and impressed mark, dia. 12 1/2 in.


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  • 18.Charles Vyse Earthenware Figure of a Woman Peddler, England,1926, polychrome enamel decorated and modeled standing with abasket of beaded necklaces and rags, inscribed monogram and date,ht. 10 5/8 in.


    19.Buffalo Pottery Copy of the Portland Vase, Buffalo, New York, c.1946, biscuit glazed earthenware, manufactured in a limited edition inThe Art Lamelle, inscribed on the base for a Mr. J.J. Oddy, numberedpiece no. 5, ht. 8 in.


    20.Royal Doulton Silver Overlay Flamb Jug, England, early 20thcentury, oval shape with applied silver floral motifs, printed mark, ht. 73/4 in.


    21.Two Royal Doulton Flamb Vases, England, 20th century, aglobular shape with mottled gray and yellow, ht. 4 1/4; and awoodcut with deer grazing, ht. 10 5/8 in.; printed marks.


    22.Set of Eleven Wilkinson Commemorative Toby Jugs, England, c.1915-20, after designs