Collectors of Montblanc (800.995.4810) limited edition Patron of the Arts 4810 fountain pens have a chance to acquire the ones that got away.
Baths usually are not newsworthy events, but the announcement last fall that Michelangelo’s David would have its first in 130 years made headlines worldwide.
Contrary to popular opinion that has undoubtedly been perpetuated by Britain’s climate, the English did not invent the umbrella. The word, and presumably the origin, derives from Italy.
The latest limited edition fountain pen from Marlen, a 21-year-old Italian company renowned for the smooth operation of its writing instruments, has been designed with a novel and clever feature:
The moderately sized, Art Deco–inspired Loiminchay Opus represents a departure from the pen maker’s previous collections of extra-large pens featuring Eastern design influences.
One of Italy’s oldest and most respected pen companies pays homage to Venice with the $850 limited edition Omas Emozioni di Carnevale (the emotions of carnival).
The company reputed to have made the first croquet set continues to make the best sets.
James Roundell gained more than expertise in Impressionist and modern paintings during his 22 years at the London office of Christie’s.
A few years ago, Peter Galassi, head of the photography department at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, decided to deaccession a number of photographs by French photographer Eugène Atget.
When the London office of Sotheby’s hired Robert Bowman in 1978, it did more than rescue him from accounting school; it introduced him to the world of art.