Jill Fenichell appointed to VP post at Jeffrey S. Evans
MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates – Auctioneers, Appraisers and Consultants in Mt. Crawford, Va., has announced the appointment of Jill Fenichell as vice president to head their newly formed Ceramics department and to expand their offerings of museum and educational services. Fenichell will be splitting her time between the newly established JSE&A New York office and the firm’s Virginia corporate office.
Fenichell has 25 years of experience in the ceramics field with specific expertise in wares from the 18th to the 20th century. Her past endeavors include CEO/proprietor of a ceramics-specific New York gallery and participating in antiques shows at the national and international level including the New York Ceramics Fair. Fenichell has served as contributing editor and freelance writer for national trade magazines and journals including Ceramics in America, and lectured widely on matters of ceramic interest. In addition, she has researched and cataloged private collections, and served as consultant to private and institutional clients.
Previously, Fenichell worked at Christie’s, the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute.
Company president and senior specialist Jeffrey S. Evans commented, “We are extremely pleased to have Jill join our dedicated staff. Beverley [Evans, Jeffrey’s wife and business partner] and I have desired to add a world-class ceramics department and expand our educational and museum outreach programs since we separated from Green Valley Auctions in 2009. Jill’s vast experience, expertise and energy make her the perfect person to undertake these objectives – and it will give us a much needed continual presence in New York and the greater Northeast.”
“Jill exhibits the honesty, integrity, and genuine care for consignors and their merchandise that has become a benchmark of our firm. As soon as I met her it was evident that we were kindred spirits,” Evans added.
According to Fenichell, her department will initially be producing two ceramics-specific cataloged auctions per year. She is currently securing consignments for an April sale of 18th & 19th century wares, and has scheduled an auction of 20th century material for October 1 that will feature a 500+ piece collection of Shelley china. In addition, Ms. Fenichell will be organizing several educational seminars a year geared towards collectors, dealers, appraisers and museum personnel. These one-and two-day events will be held at the Jeffrey S. Evans gallery and include the continuation of the firm’s annual Virginia Decorative Arts Seminar. This year’s date is June 13, and the featured topic will be “Punched-tin Paneled Furniture of the Valley of Virginia.”
Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates specializes in Southern decorative arts, American glass and lighting, 17th to 20th century ceramics, antique sewing accoutrements, as well as Americana and fine antiques of all types. The firm conducts monthly catalogud auctions as well as provides appraisals, private brokering and collections management services.
Jill Fenichell welcomes the opportunity to meet with both past and potential consignors during the 2013 New York Ceramics Fair and Americana Week. Call 917-302-1757 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a no-obligation meeting.
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