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Some jewels are made of non-precious metal. Are they therefore not precious jewels? To answer this question the creator of unique jewelry, Salome Osorio, wants to remind us how this gem has established itself over the centuries against his older brother, the high jewelry. » Read more
The mirrors produced in Venice reflect the elegance and sophistication that reigned in the city of the Doges. The most fantastic exemples are sought after by collectors, dealers and museums.» Read more
January auctions are usually quiet without any important lot. They were sold in December. Despite that two lots caught our attention in the past few weeks, one at Chiswick Auction and the second at Donnington Priory.» Read more
For over 200 years, the city of Dieppe was one of the greatest European centers for ivory. Statuettes, chess, model boats, snuff boxes, fans in carved ivory were produced by Dieppe workshops. These works of art, sometimes of very high quality, are now the delight of collectors of sculptures and objects de vertu.» Read more
Appreciated by art lovers of the Ancien Regime, sought after by the Emperor Napoleon's generals, the French portico clock is today one of the "must have" for collectors of old clocks.» Read more
After the golden age of Brussels tapestry in the XVI th SUP> century, Flanders will be gradually overtaken by France and the spirit of the tapestry will evolve, becoming closer of painting ...
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Colorfull and charming, French tole peinte seduce amateurs and collectors. They are real works of art but not "serious" one.» Read more
Micromosaics are formed by very small pieces of colored enamels that put together create a picture without any painting. This art realised by talented artists, such as Giacomo Raffaelli, started in the late 18th century but its golden age was the 19th century.» Read more
Snuff bottles became true objects of desire for collectors but what is their history?» Read more
From ancient times to today, sexuality and eroticism were important sources of inspiration for artists, painters, designers, sculptors and printmakers. In Japan, this issue created significant production of prints, named Shunga.» Read more