Art & Collectibles

Oliver Cromwell may have famously instructed artists to depict him "warts and all," but he had...
Tales of the search for those raw materials that make possible the objects of beauty included in...
Joseph Kurstin’s first netsuke was inexpensive and unattractive. But after five decades, the piece...
The commander of the angels, the archangel Michael, appears on the barrel of the Tibaldi Sanctus...
The cross-grained olive wood used in the Graf von Faber-Castell Elemento Collection ( www.faber-...
When the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opens in Bentonville, Ark., on November 11, it will...
Los Angeles’ biggest patron of the arts is Eli Broad, the billionaire philanthropist and...
Unusual among book collectors because he did not grow up in a book-laden household, Dr. Gerald...
Three generations of Atlanta’s Moulthrop family ( www.moulthropstudios.com ) have yielded to the...
The beauty of the image is undeniable: A regal model in a black-and-white gown nearly glows against...
A parade of Abraham Lincoln–related milestones began two years ago with the bicentennial of his...
For his new book about Jesus, Pope Benedict XVI is using Faber-Castell pencils to write his...
Last November, Peter Bainbridge, of Bainbridges, a small auction house in England, asked his...
The most conspicuous removal of imperial treasures from China to points west occurred in 1860 when...
Kewpie dolls, comets, airplanes, dogs, Indians, policemen, birds, butterflies, devils thumbing...
Since 1992, Montblanc has honored tastemakers from Augustus to Andrew Carnegie in its Patron of Art...
The inspiration was rather esoteric: The Visconti Golden Man HRH ( +39.055.45652.31, www.visconti...
Each year, the artisans of Graf von Faber-Castell produce a writing instrument using an unusual...
Muhammad Ali has always understood the value of words. In an interview before the boxing legend’s...
Contemporary art reaches full flower in the second week of May at the New York branches of Sotheby’...
As combat garb, suits of armor have been obsolete for centuries. But its sculptural qualities can...
When the Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair—the leading British show of its kind—abruptly...
The ability to predict the weather with godlike accuracy began with a single invention: the...
If you walk past the windows of Sotheby’s Manhattan salesrooms between now and April 12, stop and...
Of all the categories of collectibles that hobbyists choose to pursue—whether it’s coins or cars,...
With the sweet scents from the adjacent sake brewery wafting through the air, Elizabeth Norris is...
Adorn your table with the works of silversmith Kevin O’Dwyer, and dinner conversation may turn to...
< Back to Concierges' Guide to London DAUNT BOOKS Of this bookshop’s six locations, the...
< Back to Concierges' Guide to London ALFIES ANTIQUE MARKET "Famous throughout the years" for...
When a blue and white vase showed up at Duke’s auction house in Dorchester, England, in a cardboard...

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