Art & Collectibles

British pen maker Conway Stewart recognizes that not everyone employs a laptop when recording thoughts, even when writing for long periods of time. For these traditionalists, the company offers the...
A circa-1850 weathervane fashioned in the form of a fireman pointing with an outstretched arm, colloquially known as Old Jake, will be one of the highlights of the annual Sotheby’s Important...
Peril and peace in porcelain Around 1900, ceramic artist Eduard Stellmacher created a haunting vase for Amphora, a manufactory in Turn-Teplitz, Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic). The piece,...
THE GIFT A custom-designed library inspired by the Vanderbilts’ 19th-century Biltmore estate. The services of library consultant Kinsey Marable, and 10,000 books to fill the library. $7.3 million...
THE GIFT Custom 33-carat diamond Tibaldi pen with Baccarat case. First-class travel to, and five-star accommodations in, Italy; helicopter transport between Florence, Bologna, and Naples— three...
The Historical Design Gallery in New York, known for its exhibitions of sculpture and form, will exhibit photography for the first time in its current installation, “Argent: Photography and Objects...
“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something...
Cartier has held a fascination with the Orient since the early 1920s, interpreting China’s messages in its Art Deco creations. The French luxury house’s newest desk set, the Exceptional Dragon Décor...
For much of the past decade, serious collectors paid little mind to slim, elegant dress watches. Exotic designs, high complications, and large dimensions held the spotlight, banishing most...
Every art, whether major or minor, has its capital: Music has Vienna; fashion, Milan; haute cuisine, Paris. Even the somewhat obscure art of cameo-carving has its acknowledged center: Torre del Greco...
The crack of bullwhips splits the air as 12 cowboys steer hundreds of bellowing cows and calves to a dusty, sun-drenched pasture. Artist Duke Beardsley, manning his post on horseback, wheels around...
Upon walking through the unassuming doors of the Collectors Book Store on Los Angeles’ Hollywood Walk of Fame, you may not know where to look first. "We have ?5 million pieces, easily," says co-owner...
Italian publishing house Gruppo FMR’s new release, Michelangelo: La Dotta Mano ( www.fmr?online.com ), is intended more as a work of art than as a book—thus its $150,000 price tag. Michelangelo...
She has served two terms as the president of Boating Writers International, but Kim Kavin ’s writing experience covers a lot more than just boats. She has authored multiple volumes in the Everything...
Chicago’s Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art Fair (SOFA) will celebrate its 15th anniversary by gathering pieces from more than100 galleries in 16 countries. SOFA will be held November 7 through 9...
Painted just months after The Scream, Edvard Munch’s Vampire (1894) will be a highlight of Sotheby’s evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on November 3 in New York. Part of the artist’s...
Sotheby’s fall photograph sale, being held October 14 and 15, will feature many seminal photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries from a variety of artists. Those represented include masters of...
Conway Stewart, the 100-year-old Devon, England-based writing- instrument company, has created a way to balance a pen’s center of gravity to suit the writer’s individual writing style to provide...
"I discovered antique maps on a ski trip to Taos, where I stumbled into a shop selling them and instantly fell in love," says Barry Lawrence Ruderman, whose eponymous gallery overlooks the Pacific...
The Brunswick Billiards Isabella ( www?.brunswickbilliards.com ) is a table fit for—or at least named for—a queen. "We wanted the name of a strong, elegant woman from European history, and we liked...
When the silver fund gallery left its longtime San Francisco space near Union Square last February, it relocated to the only neighborhood that seemed right for the world’s foremost source of Georg...
From 1924 to 1928, moviegoers in Rochester, N.Y., enjoyed a rare and magnificent sight: seven or eight new hand-painted movie posters every week, created by local artist Batiste Madalena for Kodak...
Cathay Pacific Airways is taking duty-free shopping to new heights with its latest luxury offering. Alongside the standard duty-free premium chocolates, alcohol, and makeup is a vintage glamour...
AP Limited Editions combines Japanese and Russian art techniques to create its newest series of artistic fountain pens. The Puppet takes its style from the Japanese Ukiyo-e paintings from the Edo...
Galerie Historismus, in only its second year, has already emerged as one of the world’s top galleries specializing in museum-quality European historical design. In the spirit of that qualification,...
Serpentine is a natural stone that ranges in hue from green to gray to black, and when expertly polished, as in the case of the Serpentine Stone pen from Grayson Tighe, its true and complex character...
From 1909 to 1929, the Ballet Russes (Russian Ballet in French) was celebrated for its landmark collaborations between choreographers, composers, artists, and dancers during the avant-garde period in...
Before Daniel Craig, before Pierce Brosnan, even before Sean Connery, there was Ian Fleming—the English novelist who gave life to secret agent James Bond in 1953 with his first book, Casino Royale ...
Largely overshadowed by his more famous 18th-century contemporary Thomas Chippendale, the English wood-carver Thomas Johnson was a man preoccupied with fantasy. Johnson drew inspiration primarily...
The Ducati Corse ( www.aquilabrands.com ) is a limited-edition pen made by an Italian brand, named for an Italian motorcycle marque, and inspired by the feats of a young Australian. That Aussie is 22...

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