Art & Collectibles

It might look like a pig, but this bronze, 2,500-year-old Chinese wine vessel actually takes the...
Lawrence Yerkes heals ailing books. The master bookbinder treats important and valuable volumes...
In Japan, as in the United States, companies have been printing baseball cards for about as long as...
The Item. This original, 40-by-60-inch promotional poster for Forbidden Planet shows the 1956 film’...
The $74,000 Sveid corkscrew ( www.sveid.com ) might be more expensive than any bottle of wine it...
One of the latest creations from German clock maker Matthias Naeschke is a $70,000, 10-pound table...
The words of God have dominated Donald Jackson’s life for the last seven years. The British...
Gloria Books’ New York ( www.glorialuxury.com ), a 26-pound, 700-page, Italian-silk-bound volume...
Kelly Wearstler describes the items in her new home accessories line—the interior designer’s first—...
The Item The Green Brenham was part of a 35-pound meteorite that landed on earth at least 5,000...
The Item This French snuffbox depicts Napoléon Bonaparte, his second wife, Marie-Louise, and their...
The Gift Guided visits to the top contemporary art galleries, dealers, collectors, and museums in...
Bentley Motors and the Italian pen maker Tibaldi have teamed up to create Bentley at Brooklands (...
In private, maze-maker Adrian Fisher allows himself to be devilish. He and the five-member design...
Elizabeth Gann, a dealer in chess sets and boards, has no storefront and rarely allows clients into...
An Indian prince of the late 17th and early 18th centuries would not be caught dead without his...
The Item. Irish artist Harry Clarke completed this stained-glass window in 1930 (a year before his...
When Montblanc issued its first limited-edition pen, a tribute to Lorenzo de’ Medici, in 1992,...
During a rough stint covering World War II, British photojournalist George Rodger took some...
The next best thing to exploring the wreck of Titanic might be visiting Peter Boyd-Smith’s antiques...
The Item This medallion flew into space aboard Apollo 12 in 1969. Commander Charles "Pete" Conrad...
The Cavalieri Hilton ( www­.cavalieri-hilton.com ), set in a 15-acre park on the Monte Mario, Rome’...
Doug Hansen did not reinvent the wagon wheel, but he has reverse-engineered it more than once. As...
Creating a 4,000-pound piece of glass art was only part of the challenge for Jonathan Christie;...
The Item This device is the incarnation of Charles Babbage’s plans for the Difference Engine No. 2...
Although poisonous, the sap from an Asian sumac nevertheless can be irresistible—when it has been...
A group of New Englanders has built a better telescope, better than the bronze Art Nouveau–style...
The red cue ball in this billiards set from 1951 represents the People’s Republic of China (PRC);...
On May 23, 1618, members of Bohemia’s Protestant aristocracy expressed their displeasure with the...
Fine art has long served propagandistic purposes. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes, for...

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