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The Item. This ship chess set is both functional and decorative: The chess pieces, which are about...
Craig Perlow, a collector and dealer of Olympic memorabilia, stores his entire collection in his...
A symbol of Great Britain’s invincible spirit, the bulldog is an iconic element within Dunhill’s...
Salon-goers in 18th-century France frequently played loto, which most Americans know as bingo. But...
Photograph by Kobayashi Tsunehiro
Ultimately, the ceramics simply became too big. For more than 30 years, Joan Mirviss’ nine-room,...
The Item. This battle flag belonged to John Rodgers, a Maryland man who captained ships for the...
The limited-edition Omas Marte fountain pen references man’s fascination with Mars. Made from rose...
Italian pen maker Tibaldi has teamed with Bentley Motors for a special-edition collection that pays...
Peter Finer is a different sort of gun nut. Finer’s late father, an experienced skeet shooter,...
Every detail of the Caran d’Ache 1010 (718.482.7500, www.carandache?.com )—from the tiny screw at...
Photograph by Tom Seelbach
Pen maker Montblanc was founded in Hamburg, Germany, in 1906, the same year that jeweler Van Cleef...
The Item. This is the passport that Wilt Chamberlain carried during his travels to Europe and the...
Photograph by Cordero Studios/www.corderostudios.com
"Why don’t you play something for us?" asked Dan DeMars, owner of DeMars Guitars, an instrument...
It is January, and David Calvo’s studio is quiet, just as he prefers at this time of year. The two...
Photograph by Paula Wilson
William Jamieson’s wares are not for the faint of heart. His 6,500-square-foot triplex apartment in...
Photograph by Cordero Studios/www.corderostudios.com
Call it sculpture for your wrists. Armrevolution ( www.armrevolution.com ), a design firm with...
The art of Japanese porcelain making is at the core of Sailor’s Arita writing instruments. Named...
The featured items in Henry Taron’s next auction of antique walking sticks (the British term for "...
Evan Penny’s portrait sculptures can be painstakingly realistic and at the same time completely...
THE ITEM This rock crystal snuff bottle from China dates to the late 18th or early 19th century,...
Omas and Maserati, both founded in Bologna, Italy, set out to create a sleek expression of their...
The cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, Bayard Sharp Hall at the University of...
Trevi Fountain, one of Rome’s most famous sculptural masterpieces, is immortalized in the Trevi...
The private salon of Countess Ottilie von Faber (1877-1944) was the inspiration for this year’s...
It might look like a pig, but this bronze, 2,500-year-old Chinese wine vessel actually takes the...
Man’s Room , the new accessories collection from 23-year-old Serbian designer Damjan Popovac ( www...
Marco Coppiardi insists that by employing Antonio Stradivari’s antiquated techniques, he produces...
The Item This trio of baseball jerseys was worn during the 1909 season by Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers...
The Item. This original, 40-by-60-inch promotional poster for Forbidden Planet shows the 1956 film’...
Photograph by Cordero Studios/www.corderostudios.com
Music "is to the soul what the water bath is to the body," wrote author and physician Oliver...

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