Collectibles

To produce its $30,000 Damascene Straight Razor ( www.hommage.com ), Hommage, a Paris-based...
More than 50 years ago, the Lladró brothers of Spain—Juan, José, and Vicente—debuted an innovative...
Earth’s jewels from Astro Gallery of Gems Occasionally, gem expert Dennis Tanjeloff allows...
Addled by absinthe and hashish, Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) destroyed many of his...
Having drifted on and off the Western cultural radar for decades, the Qatari art market is enjoying...
David Copperfield, who has been performing magic tricks since childhood, plans to put on 500 shows...
Perhaps our most daunting challenge as editors of a magazine about connoisseurship is that our...
Yves Saint Laurent turned fashion into art not only through his work as one of the 20th century’s...
"Every guitar has its own personality," says luthier John Monteleone. "It’s my job to give it its...
When Pelé published his autobiography in 1977, he dedicated it to "all the people who have made [...
No figure yokes together with less violence (to revise Dr. Johnson’s phrase) the themes of this,...
Marie Antoinette’s custom desk. Neither the many accolades heaped upon nor the charges leveled at...
The new Swany G.Cell Bluetooth Glove ( www.swanyamerica.com ) may never be immortalized in a poster...
Anton Wilson, the engineer who founded the Bozeman, Mont., company that makes Anton Gliders skis,...
One of the first oligarchs was Boris Berezovsky, who exploited his connections with then Prime...
From 1924 to 1928, moviegoers in Rochester, N.Y., enjoyed a rare and magnificent sight: seven or...
When the silver fund gallery left its longtime San Francisco space near Union Square last February...
The Brunswick Billiards Isabella ( www?.brunswickbilliards.com ) is a table fit for—or at least...
"I discovered antique maps on a ski trip to Taos, where I stumbled into a shop selling them and...
Before Daniel Craig, before Pierce Brosnan, even before Sean Connery, there was Ian Fleming—the...
Largely overshadowed by his more famous 18th-century contemporary Thomas Chippendale, the English...
Steve Uhrik spends most Friday mornings at church. He and his business associate, Lawrence Trupiano...
"In the case of an emergency I guess you could run across the road and holler for the neighbors,"...
The Ducati Corse ( www.aquilabrands.com ) is a limited-edition pen made by an Italian brand, named...
Writing instruments might be able to combat swords, but this one embraces the trident. The pen,...
Jalal Aro places a wax cylinder onto one of the record players in his Paris shop and invites his...
Craig Perlow, a collector and dealer of Olympic memorabilia, stores his entire collection in his...
The Item. This ship chess set is both functional and decorative: The chess pieces, which are about...
A symbol of Great Britain’s invincible spirit, the bulldog is an iconic element within Dunhill’s...
The Item. This battle flag belonged to John Rodgers, a Maryland man who captained ships for the...

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