Articles in Art & Collectibles

Photo by Christie’s Images Ltd. 2010
On December 31, 1914, the social pages of The New York Times cheerfully informed readers that...
Montblanc is perpetuating its 19-year-old Patron of Art series with handcrafted writing instruments...
It is a telling commentary on the state of our culture that the only words by George Santayana,...
Photo by Matt Pia
The 16th-century French artist Valentin Bousch completed some of his most daring work for Prior...
Istanbul-born, Paris-based painter Mubin Orhon, whose untitled work from 1960 set a record price...
Photo courtesy The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, Centerport, New York
In the early 1880s, while his personal railway car was parked on a siding in Michigan City, Ind.,...
Loiminchay, the pen company known for its modern interpretation of ancient Asian culture, has...
Photo by Gianni Zenone
Hercules’ stepmother Hera drove him mad—mad enough to commit several atrocious murders. To atone...
Photo courtesy Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
On October 26, 1886, a note arrived at London’s Albemarle Hotel addressed to Mrs. John L. Gardner....
Photo by Ted Morrison
In 1827, while exhibiting his products in Washington, D.C., globe maker James Wilson declared...
Photo by Ted Morrison
THE GIFTThe last available Loiminchay Nine Dragons pen. A set of two Loiminchay Tibetan Goddesses...
Among the treasures currently available at M.S. Rau Antiques, a fine- and decorative-arts emporium...
Photo by Peter Willi/Getty Images
History consists of alternating phases of vitality and decay, in between which interesting things...
THE GIFT The finest graded mint specimen of stamp collecting’s most famous rarity, the Inverted...
THE GIFTA game-used 1927 Lou Gehrig bat. A charitable donation to the ALS Association in the...
Photo by Merve Unsal
THE GIFTArt-consultant-guided private tours of 43 museums in 11 cities spanning 18 days, including...
THE GIFTA 97-percent-complete composite dinosaur skeleton of Maiasaura peeblesorum, or "good mother...
Photo by Homer Anthony Liwag
The secrets contained within the International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts merit that...
A 2,500-year-old art captures a photographer’s work. After missing a chance to purchase a silk...
Photo by Mimmo Jodice
At the conclusion of July’s G8 summit meeting in L’Aquila, Italy, the Italian government gave each...

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