Collectibles

The inspiration was rather esoteric: The Visconti Golden Man HRH ( +39.055.45652.31, www.visconti...
Since 1992, Montblanc has honored tastemakers from Augustus to Andrew Carnegie in its Patron of Art...
Muhammad Ali has always understood the value of words. In an interview before the boxing legend’s...
Each year, the artisans of Graf von Faber-Castell produce a writing instrument using an unusual...
Contemporary art reaches full flower in the second week of May at the New York branches of Sotheby’...
As combat garb, suits of armor have been obsolete for centuries. But its sculptural qualities can...
The ability to predict the weather with godlike accuracy began with a single invention: the...
When the Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair—the leading British show of its kind—abruptly...
If you walk past the windows of Sotheby’s Manhattan salesrooms between now and April 12, stop and...
Of all the categories of collectibles that hobbyists choose to pursue—whether it’s coins or cars,...
Adorn your table with the works of silversmith Kevin O’Dwyer, and dinner conversation may turn to...
With the sweet scents from the adjacent sake brewery wafting through the air, Elizabeth Norris is...
< Back to Concierges' Guide to London ALFIES ANTIQUE MARKET "Famous throughout the years" for...
< Back to Concierges' Guide to London DAUNT BOOKS Of this bookshop’s six locations, the...
When a blue and white vase showed up at Duke’s auction house in Dorchester, England, in a cardboard...
The largest collection of Salvador Dalí’s artwork outside of his native Spain was unveiled in...
The ancient Dong son culture of Southeast Asia left behind bronzes of unrivaled complexity and...
Those who might be inclined to regard this month’s selection of his and her gifts for Valentine’s...
As Valentine’s Dayapproaches, we all begin to ponder perfect pairings. Those of us fortunate enough...
Edgar Degas’ 1897 pastel-and-charcoal work, Danseuses Jupes Jaunes ,will be a highlight of the...
Despite its lack of heft, the 66-pound Döettling Colosimo ( www.doettling.com ) should not be taken...
After more than six decades in the music industry, Quincy Jones still does not miss a beat. In the...
Form meets function in a vintage Cartier clock. At the turn of the last century, journeys were...
On a spring evening in 1951, my maternal grandmother, Margot Zündorf, a blonde, blue-eyed 21-year-...
THE GIFT A one-of-a-kind Montblanc writing instrument designed exclusively for the recipient. First...
THE GIFT A circa 190 BC–10 AD Egyptian mummy. A circa 600 BC–500 BC Egyptian sarcophagus. $165,000...
Instead of beaming over the game jersey that Mickey Mantle wore during his final three seasons with...
THE GIFT A solid-gold chalice from the 17th-century Santa Margarita shipwreck. $1.3 million The...
THE GIFT A nearly 30-pound piece of the famed Willamette meteorite. $900,000 The Willamette...
Notwithstanding his fight-hyping poetry, Muhammad Ali gained more fame as a pugilist than as a...

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