New auction app available for February estate auction

 

CHEVY CHASE, Md. — Sloans & Kenyon’s February 8th & 9th Estate Catalogue Auction marks the launch of its state-of-the-art proprietary auction app. Potential buyers can use Sloans & Kenyon’s innovative iPad app to:

• View auction catalogs

• Share favorite lots on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter

cocktail pitcher

Mexican sterling silver cocktail pitcher, circa 1948-1955, gently flaring cylindrical form, lift-off cover with screw cap spout, 32 oz, carries a presale estimate of $500 to $700. (Photo courtesy Sloans & Kenyon)

• Receive updated information on auction lots

• Request condition reports

• Search the artists’ index and view provenance information

• Browse detailed images

• View hallmarks, signatures, and stamps among other details

The app can be downloaded at the App Store free of charge: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sloans-kenyon-auctioneers/id794968344?ls=1&mt=8

The February Estate catalog auction includes over 1,100 lots of Asian ceramics and works of art, silver, jewelry, decorative arts, furniture, paintings, sculpture, ethnographica, clocks, and books and documents. Lots in the February 8th & 9th auction can be viewed on iPads via Sloans & Kenyon’s mobile app, online at www.sloansandkenyon.com, or in person at the gallery, located in Chevy Chase, through Feb. 7th.

Future versions of the app will incorporate personalization, bidding, and expanded auction support, access to past catalogs, prices realized, and photo tools. .

The app’s home screen features a sliding collage of Sloans & Kenyon auction highlights and gives potential bidders an instant overview of the variety of auction lots. The catalog can be searched by lot number, department or keywords. Sloans & Kenyon’s app also provides social sharing capabilities to Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Sloans & Kenyon President Stephanie Kenyon explains, “The S &K app gives our company a competitive edge in reaching the expanding market of tech savvy online buyers, already interested in vintage furnishings and decoration, who might not otherwise consider buying

Chancay pottery water carrier

Pre-Columbian Chancay pottery figural water carrier, circa 800-1100 AD, Anthropomorphic bichrome amphora decorated in shades of deep brown, depicting a stylized anthropomorphic figure having an egg shaped body, with arms on the sides carrying a water container in the back with a tumpline, measures 17 in. high, and is expected to fetch between $2,000 and $3,000. (Photo courtesy Sloans & Kenyon)

at auction.”

According to Pete Johnson, President and CEO of Apollo Matrix, developers of Sloans & Kenyon’s app, “We see companies first get into mobile for many reasons, but the best reason is to build your business through innovation and better service. When Sloans & Kenyon president, Stephanie Kenyon, told us she wanted the business to lead its sector with mobile innovation, we knew what we needed to do. Innovate in a traditional sector, around a revered name brand.”

Sloans & Kenyon Auctioneers and Appraisers is Metropolitan Washington DC’s premier auction house; the firm conducts estate catalog auctions five times a year and couture, fashion and jewelry three times a year. The company is the successor firm to Washington’s C.G. Sloan & Co., which was established in 1853.

 

 

For more information about this auction, the new app, or Sloans & Kenyon Auctioneers visit http://www.sloansandkenyon.com/ or call (301) 634-2330.

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