Collectibles

Ultimately, the ceramics simply became too big. For more than 30 years, Joan Mirviss’ nine-room,...
Salon-goers in 18th-century France frequently played loto, which most Americans know as bingo. But...
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...
Every detail of the Caran d’Ache 1010 (718.482.7500, www.carandache?.com )—from the tiny screw at...
Pen maker Montblanc was founded in Hamburg, Germany, in 1906, the same year that jeweler Van Cleef...
Peter Finer is a different sort of gun nut. Finer’s late father, an experienced skeet shooter,...
The Item. This is the passport that Wilt Chamberlain carried during his travels to Europe and the...
William Jamieson’s wares are not for the faint of heart. His 6,500-square-foot triplex apartment in...
"Why don’t you play something for us?" asked Dan DeMars, owner of DeMars Guitars, an instrument...
Call it sculpture for your wrists. Armrevolution ( www.armrevolution.com ), a design firm with...
It is January, and David Calvo’s studio is quiet, just as he prefers at this time of year. The two...
The art of Japanese porcelain making is at the core of Sailor’s Arita writing instruments. Named...
The cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, Bayard Sharp Hall at the University of...
Omas and Maserati, both founded in Bologna, Italy, set out to create a sleek expression of their...
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,...
The featured items in Henry Taron’s next auction of antique walking sticks (the British term for "...
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...
The Item This trio of baseball jerseys was worn during the 1909 season by Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers...
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...
In Japan, as in the United States, companies have been printing baseball cards for about as long as...
Lawrence Yerkes heals ailing books. The master bookbinder treats important and valuable volumes...
The $74,000 Sveid corkscrew ( www.sveid.com ) might be more expensive than any bottle of wine it...
The Jiva Hill Park Hotel ( www.jivahill.com ) in France has begun offering easy access to some of...
Music "is to the soul what the water bath is to the body," wrote author and physician Oliver...
The Item. This original, 40-by-60-inch promotional poster for Forbidden Planet shows the 1956 film’...

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