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It might look like a pig, but this bronze, 2,500-year-old Chinese wine vessel actually takes the...
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 Jiva Hill Park Hotel ( www.jivahill.com ) in France has begun offering easy access to some of...
The $74,000 Sveid corkscrew ( www.sveid.com ) might be more expensive than any bottle of wine it...
Lawrence Yerkes heals ailing books. The master bookbinder treats important and valuable volumes...
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...
The Item. This original, 40-by-60-inch promotional poster for Forbidden Planet shows the 1956 film’...
In Japan, as in the United States, companies have been printing baseball cards for about as long as...
The Item The Green Brenham was part of a 35-pound meteorite that landed on earth at least 5,000...
Photograph by Cordero Studios/www.corderostudios.com
Kelly Wearstler describes the items in her new home accessories line—the interior designer’s first—...
The words of God have dominated Donald Jackson’s life for the last seven years. The British...
One of the latest creations from German clock maker Matthias Naeschke is a $70,000, 10-pound table...
Gloria Books’ New York ( www.glorialuxury.com ), a 26-pound, 700-page, Italian-silk-bound volume...
The Item This French snuffbox depicts Napoléon Bonaparte, his second wife, Marie-Louise, and their...
Photograph by Chris Challis
An Indian prince of the late 17th and early 18th centuries would not be caught dead without his...
Bentley Motors and the Italian pen maker Tibaldi have teamed up to create Bentley at Brooklands (...
William Laskin employs semiprecious gemstones the way that a painter uses watercolors or acrylics...
Elizabeth Gann, a dealer in chess sets and boards, has no storefront and rarely allows clients into...
The Gift Guided visits to the top contemporary art galleries, dealers, collectors, and museums in...
In private, maze-maker Adrian Fisher allows himself to be devilish. He and the five-member design...
The Item. Irish artist Harry Clarke completed this stained-glass window in 1930 (a year before his...
Photograph by George Rodger/Magnum Photos
During a rough stint covering World War II, British photojournalist George Rodger took some...
Photograph by Sheila Gibson Stoodley
The next best thing to exploring the wreck of Titanic might be visiting Peter Boyd-Smith’s antiques...
The Item This medallion flew into space aboard Apollo 12 in 1969. Commander Charles "Pete" Conrad...
Photograph by Cordero Studios/www.corderostudios.com
When Montblanc issued its first limited-edition pen, a tribute to Lorenzo de’ Medici, in 1992,...
In the year 1900, Ada and Minna Everleigh relocated their already-flourishing enterprise from Omaha...
Doug Hansen did not reinvent the wagon wheel, but he has reverse-engineered it more than once. As...
Creating a 4,000-pound piece of glass art was only part of the challenge for Jonathan Christie;...
The Cavalieri Hilton ( www­.cavalieri-hilton.com ), set in a 15-acre park on the Monte Mario, Rome’...

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