Collectibles

Artnet Auctions , an online auction house that sells works from a network of more than 700 galleries, has gathered a collection of contemporary prints by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon,...
Since 1912, when Walter Sheaffer started crafting pens in the back of his Iowa jewelry store, families have been holding onto Sheaffer writing instruments, passing them forward generation to...
London-based auction house and art dealership Phillips de Pury and Company has created a series of themed auctions focused on areas of contemporary art, photography, and design, beginning with a sale...
Hand-turned resin in cool marble or warm tobacco tones and jewelry-quality filigree combine to create the first collection of Cuervo y Sobrinos pens. Introduced this spring, the fountain and roller...
The Levis Fine Art gallery in Nantucket, Massachusetts, is exploring the relationship between the figure and form in 20th-century art and sculpture this summer with its new exhibition featuring a...
Swiss luxury brand Caran d’Ache pays tribute to the famous authors who traversed Lake Geneva with its Secret Journey trilogy writing instruments. Secret Journey I, which was introduced earlier this...
Film lovers and Russian avant-garde aficionados alike should take note of the offering from the personal collection of author Susan Pack, an authority on film posters, which comprises 280 rare...
The Scheufele family, owners of the Swiss watch and jewelry brand Chopard, has collaborated with opera star José Carreras on a collection of writing instruments. This is the second partnership with...
Artist Barbara Ernst Prey , a native New Yorker, finds inspiration for her large-scale canvases in a small fishing community in Maine. Thirty of these bright watercolor paintings will be showcased at...
A new design for challenging times, S.T. Dupont’s Defi, which in French means challenge, invites us to redefine our concept of luxury pens. Completely different from anything S. T. Dupont has offered...
Art Basel will celebrate its 40th anniversary this June with a new addition to its oeuvre: Il Tempo del Postino , a performance art piece composed of a group of leading visual artists who will create...
Montblanc is celebrating the legacy of German archaeologist Max von Oppenheim with its 2009 Patron of Art Edition, an annual limited-edition pen dedicated to a contemporary figure in the arts...
“I’ve often been accused of being more of a painter than a photographer,” says Michael Eastman , an American photographer who expresses painterly qualities in his grand photos of architecture and...
As the HMS Beagle headed for the Galapagos Islands, Charles Darwin wrote two words on the first page of his journal: “I think.” In 1859, a version of that journal became The Origin of Species...
The one-of-a-kind David Oscarson Jacques de Molay pen (636.458.4345, www.davidoscarson.com ) is named for the last grand master of the Knights Templar, a Christian military order that fought in the...
The 450-plus gemstones on the barrel of the Curtis Australia Wildlife Warriors Gold Warrior fountain pen (+61.3.5152.1089, www.curtisaustralia.com ) form a landscape for various animals depicted in...
In the 1920s, Cartier created several collections of jewelry and accessories that united influences from the Art Deco and Orientalist design movements. In the decades since, the company has...
The Montegrappa Paulo Coelho pen (866.854.1674, www.montegrappa.com ) is a tribute to the acclaimed Brazilian author of The Pilgrimage , a 1987 novel based on his experience walking the approximately...
A collection of 20 works of contemporary art from the private collection of philanthropist Betty Freeman will be on the auction block at Christie’s New York during the Post-War and Contemporary Art...
After nearly two decades of searching the Valley of the Kings for undiscovered burial sites, British archaeologist Howard Carter stumbled upon King Tutankhamun’s tomb in the fall of 1922. The find...
Just as Bentley obtained seats from Bugatti, the Italian penmaker Tibaldi recently procured barrel-wrapping material from Bentley. The Tibaldi for Bentley Azure ( www.tibaldi.it ) is the fourth...
Moving designs from Mattia Cielo. Movement gives jewelry a soul; it brings it to life," says Mattia Cielo, a jeweler based in Vicenza, Italy, whose kinetic designs enable shapes formed of rigid gold...
The Art Chicago fair, which runs May 1-4, will emphasize emerging modern artists through NEXT, a new invitational section of the exhibition. One example of the edgy, thought-provoking art is a 13-...
Early-20th-century American sculptor Chaim Gross was among the first collectors of African and Oceanic art in the United States, and many of his prized pieces will be on the auction block. On May 15...
Can Los Angeles—a youth-obsessed metropolis where erasing the signs of aging is a full-time job for many—love what is old? Judging from the past success of the Los Angeles Antiques Show, an annual...
More than 50 years ago, the Lladró brothers of Spain—Juan, José, and Vicente—debuted an innovative process for finishing porcelain that required only a single layer of firing. The technique enabled...
To produce its $30,000 Damascene Straight Razor ( www.hommage.com ), Hommage, a Paris-based grooming-products company, adapted a steelmaking method that dates as far back as 300 B.C. The technique...
Bibliophiles take note: The New York Antiquarian Book Fair will take place April 3-5 at the Park Avenue Armory. In its 49th year, the highly anticipated show presents more than 200 dealers of rare...
Artist Ana Tzarev returned home to her studio in the South of France from a trip to Japan in 2001, one of the many trips the 73-year-old painter has taken in her almost 30-year love affair with the...
London-based luxury house Alfred Dunhill has created a line of pens that pays homage to the company’s long-standing signature British bulldog. The bulldog fountain pen features a sterling silver-...

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