More popular than the Bible: that’s what the richly illustrated volumes known as books of hours
Auction Notes: Gems on the Block
Specialists from auction houses around the country tell us about choice lots in their upcoming sales
Shop Talk: Adventures in American Art
Dealers describe exciting episodes and exhilarating occasions from their time in the trade.
Curious Objects: A Dalva Brothers Wonder Cabinet Turns Heads at Christie’s
Some 250 of the choicest items from the firm’s inventory are being offered at Christie’s this October, and Dalva Brother’s principal David Dalva III, along with Christie’s specialist Jody Wilkie, talk with Ben about the crème de la crème: a secretary-cabinet resplendent with Florentine pietra dura figurative panels and gleaming ormolu mounts, possibly handled by noted marchand-mercier Dominique Daguerre.
This Week’s Destinations for Digital Culture: July 15 to 21
How to engage with the arts on your phone or laptop
Curious Objects: Big porcelain and outsider art at Christie’s
Christie’s specialists Cara Zimmerman and Becky MacGuire answer questions in an episode keyed to the auction house’s 2020 Americana Week
Handle with Care #3
A new installment of our web-only column on ceramics and glass.
Glittering competition: the rivals of Faberge
To many collectors of nineteenth-century silver and objets de vertu, imperial Russia is the fount of Europe’s most exotic work. And even for those who can only dream of its legacy de luxe, mention of Mother Russia immediately triggers thoughts of one name, Fabergé. Coffeepot marked by Antip Ivanovich Kuzmichev (active c. 1856-1900), Moscow, c. 1890. Stamped “Made for Tiffany …
American paintings at auction
On the horizon are the fall sales of American paintings, drawings, and sculpture at Christie’s and Sotheby’s in New York. Among the highlights to be offered at Christie’s, on December 2, is Andrew Wyeth’s 1960 Above the Narrows, a painting the New York Times art critic Roberta Smith once referred to as “bleak” and “inexplicably barren,” featuring a young boy …
This Week’s Top Lots: May 9 – 15
Top Lots in the world of antiques
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