THE GIFTA circa 190 BC–10 AD Egyptian mummy. A circa 600 BC–500 BC Egyptian sarcophagus.$165,000 for the mummy; $85,000 for the sarcophagus
THE GIFTA nearly 30-pound piece of the famed Willamette meteorite. $900,000
THE GIFTA solid-gold chalice from the 17th-century Santa Margarita shipwreck. $1.3 million
THE GIFTA one-of-a-kind Montblanc writing instrument designed exclusively for the recipient.
Instead of beaming over the game jersey that Mickey Mantle wore during his final three seasons with the Yankees, or the rare 100,000-yuan gold coin that is expected to fetch at least $50
René Lalique crafted some of the finest examples of glass sculpture ever made. But for the artist, his most memorable creation probably was his first.
Notwithstanding his fight-hyping poetry, Muhammad Ali gained more fame as a pugilist than as a writer.
On November 9, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction showcases two iconic works of pop art from two of the masters of the genre, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
New York’s Pace Gallery, once again independent after its April split from longtime partner the Wildenstein Gallery, reflects upon its past and reaffirms its future with 50 Years at Pace, a multi-
The Ciclotte (www.ciclotte.com), a design-driven stationary bike that arrived in the United States this summer from Milan, It
If the Major League Baseball Opus Marquee Edition had a trading card, the back would read something like this: pages: 790; size: 20 x 20 inches; weight: 75 pounds; images: 1,000+; words: 110,000+;
Had James Bond been vanquishing villains in the 19th century, surely he would have found a use for this Russian strongbox.
One of the highlights of the Kunsthaus Zürich museum’s centenary year is “Picasso” (October 15, 2010–January 31, 2011), an homage to the museum’s groundbreaking 1932 Picasso exhibition, which was
To commemorate its centennial on June 24, 2010, Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo commissioned Montegrappa for Alfa Romeo (www.mont
Trevor Barton loved to talk about his pipes.
Graf von Faber-Castell fashioned its Pen of the Year 2010 (www.graf-von-faber-castell.com) using the techniques
Montblanc is perpetuating its 19-year-old Patron of Art series with handcrafted writing instruments celebrating England’s Queen Elizabeth I.
On December 31, 1914, the social pages of The New York Times cheerfully informed readers that Robert Goelet would host New Year’s Day trotting races on Glenmere Lake, part of his estate "near the
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.