It is a telling commentary on the state of our culture that the only words by George Santayana, author of The Life of Reason, with which the public is still acquainted are these: "Those who cannot
The 16th-century French artist Valentin Bousch completed some of his most daring work for Prior Wary de Lucy.
Istanbul-born, Paris-based painter Mubin Orhon, whose untitled work from 1960 set a record price for the artist at a Christie’s auction in 2008 ($374,500), is a central figure in Sotheby’s upcomin
In the early 1880s, while his personal railway car was parked on a siding in Michigan City, Ind., William Henry Vanderbilt, who was traveling with two of his sons, consented to a brief interview w
Loiminchay, the pen company known for its modern interpretation of ancient Asian culture, has introduced a new design in its Chinese calligraphy-themed writing instruments.
On October 26, 1886, a note arrived at London’s Albemarle Hotel addressed to Mrs. John L. Gardner.
Hercules’ stepmother Hera drove him mad—mad enough to commit several atrocious murders.
In 1827, while exhibiting his products in Washington, D.C., globe maker James Wilson declared himself the preeminent American practitioner of his craft.
History consists of alternating phases of vitality and decay, in between which interesting things happen.
THE GIFT The finest graded mint specimen of stamp collecting’s most famous rarity, the Inverted Jenny. $1.25 MILLION
THE GIFTA game-used 1927 Lou Gehrig bat. A charitable donation to the ALS Association in the recipient’s name. $500,000
THE GIFTA 97-percent-complete composite dinosaur skeleton of Maiasaura peeblesorum, or "good mother lizard."
THE GIFTThe last available Loiminchay Nine Dragons pen.
A set of two Loiminchay Tibetan Goddesses pens.
A two-headed gilded-bronze pen stand.
THE GIFTTwo custom Taylor Guitars crafted from some of the rarest woods in the world.
Among the treasures currently available at M.S.
A 2,500-year-old art captures a photographer’s work.
Blancpain, the Swiss watchmaker founded in 1735, has collaborated with 27-year-old Canadian pen maker Grayson Tighe once again to produce a line of writing instruments.
At the conclusion of July’s G8 summit meeting in L’Aquila, Italy, the Italian government gave each of the heads of state in attendance a numbered copy of Antonio Canova: L’invenzione della bellezz
The secrets contained within the International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts merit that the 40,000-square-foot warehouse just off the Las Vegas Strip is closed to the general public.
Of all the paths to a quickened pulse in Las Vegas, leafing through the pages of a book is not the most obvious.
The 18 glass display cases fused into the facade of the W.ink boutique are prime real estate for penmakers.
Pen maker Caran d’Ache has introduced a collection of limited-edition writing instruments dedicated to men.
When the invitations for Truman Capote’s 1966 Black and White Ball arrived from Tiffany & Co.
I was born in 1964, the year the future died.
The Chopard Pompeii Collection (www.chopard.com) showcases designs and images from the Italian city’s excavated mosaics and—de
French antiques dealers Bernard and Benjamin Steinitz have unveiled a new four-floor gallery exhibition space opposite the Bristol Hotel at 77 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré.
With Major League Baseball looking toward the postseason, sports fans can honor their favorite team with the new Steuben Glass Major League Baseball crystal collection, featuring
Few communities have accumulated as layered a history in just over 100 years as has Beverly Hills, Calif.
When Daum, a French maker of fine crystal, decided to create a collection with a vintage look, it found inspiration in the works of Pierre d’Avesn.