Collectibles

One of the first oligarchs was Boris Berezovsky, who exploited his connections with then Prime Minister Boris Yeltsin to establish a company that sold cars directly from a state-owned factory. Later...
Loiminchay’s newest Jazz pen may at first glance seem a departure from the company’s signature Asian art themes. But a closer look reveals a Zen-like blend of design and materials with an...
“Everything is permissible as long as it is fantastic,” designer Carlo Mollino (1905–1973) once said. His Arabesque table, made of laminated plywood and glass, will be a highlight of Christie’s...
The Historical Design Gallery in New York, known for its exhibitions of sculpture and form, will exhibit photography for the first time in its current installation, “Argent: Photography and Objects...
“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something...
Cartier has held a fascination with the Orient since the early 1920s, interpreting China’s messages in its Art Deco creations. The French luxury house’s newest desk set, the Exceptional Dragon Décor...
Chicago’s Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art Fair (SOFA) will celebrate its 15th anniversary by gathering pieces from more than100 galleries in 16 countries. SOFA will be held November 7 through 9...
Painted just months after The Scream, Edvard Munch’s Vampire (1894) will be a highlight of Sotheby’s evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on November 3 in New York. Part of the artist’s...
Sotheby’s fall photograph sale, being held October 14 and 15, will feature many seminal photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries from a variety of artists. Those represented include masters of...
Conway Stewart, the 100-year-old Devon, England-based writing- instrument company, has created a way to balance a pen’s center of gravity to suit the writer’s individual writing style to provide...
"I discovered antique maps on a ski trip to Taos, where I stumbled into a shop selling them and instantly fell in love," says Barry Lawrence Ruderman, whose eponymous gallery overlooks the Pacific...
The Brunswick Billiards Isabella ( www?.brunswickbilliards.com ) is a table fit for—or at least named for—a queen. "We wanted the name of a strong, elegant woman from European history, and we liked...
When the silver fund gallery left its longtime San Francisco space near Union Square last February, it relocated to the only neighborhood that seemed right for the world’s foremost source of Georg...
From 1924 to 1928, moviegoers in Rochester, N.Y., enjoyed a rare and magnificent sight: seven or eight new hand-painted movie posters every week, created by local artist Batiste Madalena for Kodak...
Cathay Pacific Airways is taking duty-free shopping to new heights with its latest luxury offering. Alongside the standard duty-free premium chocolates, alcohol, and makeup is a vintage glamour...
AP Limited Editions combines Japanese and Russian art techniques to create its newest series of artistic fountain pens. The Puppet takes its style from the Japanese Ukiyo-e paintings from the Edo...
Galerie Historismus, in only its second year, has already emerged as one of the world’s top galleries specializing in museum-quality European historical design. In the spirit of that qualification,...
Serpentine is a natural stone that ranges in hue from green to gray to black, and when expertly polished, as in the case of the Serpentine Stone pen from Grayson Tighe, its true and complex character...
From 1909 to 1929, the Ballet Russes (Russian Ballet in French) was celebrated for its landmark collaborations between choreographers, composers, artists, and dancers during the avant-garde period in...
The Ducati Corse ( www.aquilabrands.com ) is a limited-edition pen made by an Italian brand, named for an Italian motorcycle marque, and inspired by the feats of a young Australian. That Aussie is 22...
"In the case of an emergency I guess you could run across the road and holler for the neighbors," joked Leoni, property host at Chalet Soleil in the Alpine ski town of Chamonix, France. Internet and...
Steve Uhrik spends most Friday mornings at church. He and his business associate, Lawrence Trupiano, make the short trip from their shop in Brooklyn to Manhattan’s St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue—...
Before Daniel Craig, before Pierce Brosnan, even before Sean Connery, there was Ian Fleming—the English novelist who gave life to secret agent James Bond in 1953 with his first book, Casino Royale ...
Largely overshadowed by his more famous 18th-century contemporary Thomas Chippendale, the English wood-carver Thomas Johnson was a man preoccupied with fantasy. Johnson drew inspiration primarily...
Each year, Montblanc pays homage to a renowned art patron from the past with a specially designed limited-edition pen. This year, the German pen maker immortalizes François I, crowned King of France...
Writing instruments might be able to combat swords, but this one embraces the trident. The pen, created by Omas for Maserati and aptly named the Omas for Maserati ( www.omas.com ), is made of...
Craig Perlow, a collector and dealer of Olympic memorabilia, stores his entire collection in his two-bedroom townhouse in Norcross, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta. His sellable inventory is in the basement...
Jalal Aro places a wax cylinder onto one of the record players in his Paris shop and invites his guest to listen. The music, a violin solo, sounds clear—surprisingly so, considering that the cylinder...
The Item. This ship chess set is both functional and decorative: The chess pieces, which are about an inch tall and resemble sailors, can be displayed on the deck, and the pieces and the board—all...
To commemorate the summer Olympics in Beijing, Omas is introducing the Flight of the Phoenix collection of fountain and rollerball pens. The Chinese phoenix, or fenghuang, a symbol of unity, is...

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