Art & Collectibles

Moving designs from Mattia Cielo. Movement gives jewelry a soul; it brings it to life," says Mattia...
Just as Bentley obtained seats from Bugatti, the Italian penmaker Tibaldi recently procured barrel-...
Can Los Angeles—a youth-obsessed metropolis where erasing the signs of aging is a full-time job for...
To produce its $30,000 Damascene Straight Razor ( www.hommage.com ), Hommage, a Paris-based...
More than 50 years ago, the Lladró brothers of Spain—Juan, José, and Vicente—debuted an innovative...
David Copperfield, who has been performing magic tricks since childhood, plans to put on 500 shows...
Earth’s jewels from Astro Gallery of Gems Occasionally, gem expert Dennis Tanjeloff allows...
Addled by absinthe and hashish, Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) destroyed many of his...
Having drifted on and off the Western cultural radar for decades, the Qatari art market is enjoying...
When Pelé published his autobiography in 1977, he dedicated it to "all the people who have made [...
Marie Antoinette’s custom desk. Neither the many accolades heaped upon nor the charges leveled at...
No figure yokes together with less violence (to revise Dr. Johnson’s phrase) the themes of this,...
Perhaps our most daunting challenge as editors of a magazine about connoisseurship is that our...
Yves Saint Laurent turned fashion into art not only through his work as one of the 20th century’s...
"Every guitar has its own personality," says luthier John Monteleone. "It’s my job to give it its...
One of the first oligarchs was Boris Berezovsky, who exploited his connections with then Prime...
"I discovered antique maps on a ski trip to Taos, where I stumbled into a shop selling them and...
From 1924 to 1928, moviegoers in Rochester, N.Y., enjoyed a rare and magnificent sight: seven or...
When the silver fund gallery left its longtime San Francisco space near Union Square last February...
The Brunswick Billiards Isabella ( www?.brunswickbilliards.com ) is a table fit for—or at least...
The Ducati Corse ( www.aquilabrands.com ) is a limited-edition pen made by an Italian brand, named...
Largely overshadowed by his more famous 18th-century contemporary Thomas Chippendale, the English...
"In the case of an emergency I guess you could run across the road and holler for the neighbors,"...
Before Daniel Craig, before Pierce Brosnan, even before Sean Connery, there was Ian Fleming—the...
Writing instruments might be able to combat swords, but this one embraces the trident. The pen,...
Craig Perlow, a collector and dealer of Olympic memorabilia, stores his entire collection in his...
The Item. This ship chess set is both functional and decorative: The chess pieces, which are about...
Jalal Aro places a wax cylinder onto one of the record players in his Paris shop and invites his...
A symbol of Great Britain’s invincible spirit, the bulldog is an iconic element within Dunhill’s...
Salon-goers in 18th-century France frequently played loto, which most Americans know as bingo. But...

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