Curious Objects: Wartski expert Katherine Purcell on René Lalique and Poetry in Jewelry

Sarah Gilfillan Curious Objects

In the third episode of The Magazine ANTIQUES’ podcast Curious Objects, host Benjamin Miller interviewed Katherine Purcell, principal in the London jewelry firm Wartski. A peerless scholar and an engaging storyteller, Purcell gives us the particulars on a magnificent enameled necklace by René Lalique, the “genius of art nouveau jewelry.”

Curious Objects: Dealer Stuart Feld: An “Expert in Everything” and an early American linen press

Sarah Gilfillan Curious Objects

Benjamin Miller caught up with Hirschl & Adler Galleries president Stuart Feld in this second episode of The Magazine ANTIQUES’ podcast Curious Objects. In question was a Boston-made neoclassical linen press, which served as entry point into a discussion about provenance and the more general ins-and-outs of antiquing.

Curious Objects: Katherine Purcell’s advice for new collectors

Sarah Gilfillan Curious Objects

Benjamin Miller interviewed Katherine Purcell—principal in the London jewelry firm Wartski—for the third episode of The Magazine ANTIQUES’ podcast Curious Objects. In this excerpt from their conversation, Purcell offers  advice for new collectors. First, be brave. Second, be on the que vive: much of your success will depend on your ability to spot a forgery. For more Curious Objects with Benjamin Miller, listen to us on iTunes or SoundCloud. If …