Since 1992, Montblanc has honored tastemakers from Augustus to Andrew Carnegie in its Patron of Art series of writing instrument
The inspiration was rather esoteric: The Visconti Golden Man HRH (+39.055.45652.31,
Each year, the artisans of Graf von Faber-Castell produce a writing instrument using an unusual material, such as horsehair or s
Muhammad Ali has always understood the value of words. In an interview before the boxing legend’s 1974 "Rumble in the Jungle," Ali taunted George Foreman by saying, "If you even dream of beating me, you better wake up and apologize."
Contemporary art reaches full flower in the second week of May at the New York branches of Sotheby’s and Christie’s during their marquee s
The ability to predict the weather with godlike accuracy began with a single invention: the barometer.
When the Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair—the leading British show of its kind—abruptly folded in 2009 after 75 years, sp
As combat garb, suits of armor have been obsolete for centuries.
If you walk past the windows of Sotheby’s Manhattan salesrooms between now and April 12, stop and look at the scorched me
Of all the categories of collectibles that hobbyists choose to pursue—whether it’s coins or cars, Eames furniture or snuff bottles—probabl
Adorn your table with the works of silversmith Kevin O’Dwyer, and dinner conversation may turn to the likes of Daniel Libeskind.
With the sweet scents from the adjacent sake brewery wafting through the air, Elizabeth Norris is busy selling, framing, and res
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When a blue and white vase showed up at Duke’s auction house in Dorchester, England, in a cardboard box, no one would hav
The largest collection of Salvador Dalí’s artwork outside of his native Spain was unveiled in January at the new Dalí Mus
Those who might be inclined to regard this month’s selection of his and her gifts for Valentine’s Day (see "Love Matches," page
After more than six decades in the music industry, Quincy Jones still does not miss a beat.
The ancient Dong son culture of Southeast Asia left behind bronzes of unrivaled complexity and beauty.
Edgar Degas’ 1897 pastel-and-charcoal work, Danseuses Jupes Jaunes,will be a highlight of the Impressionist and
As Valentine’s Dayapproaches, we all begin to ponder perfect pairings.
On a spring evening in 1951, my maternal grandmother, Margot Zündorf, a blonde, blue-eyed 21-year-old German immigrant, was shot
Form meets function in a vintage Cartier clock.
THE GIFTA one-of-a-kind Montblanc writing instrument designed exclusively for the recipient.
THE GIFTA circa 190 BC–10 AD Egyptian mummy. A circa 600 BC–500 BC Egyptian 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.
Instead of beaming over the game jersey that Mickey Mantle wore during his final three seasons with the Yankees, or the rare 100
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
Notwithstanding his fight-hyping poetry, Muhammad Ali gained more fame as a pugilist than as a writer.