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Columbian Treasures

Mogul Emerald Necklace

(The Mogul Emerald Necklace; image courtesy of the Smithsonian Geo Gallery.)

A Columbian discovery, this emerald made its way to India, where it was carved with a floral pattern reminiscent of the… 459 more words


New light on George Hermonymos in England

Encountering the unexpected is the thrill and the curse of research. A thrill because it provides the frisson — no, that is too coy: it provides (as I have said before) a hit and a high as strong as any hallucinogen which keeps up going through the dull days when the sources turn up the same old material again and again. 1,506 more words

SOLD! The Qianlong Chinese Vase Decorated in Europe Commanded More Than $224,000 at Christie's

Update: The vase sold for £173,000, or about $224,300.

What you see: A Regency ormolu-mounted Chinese flambe-glazed vase and cover. The porcelain vase has a Qianlong incised seal mark of the period (1736-1795). 599 more words

Decorative Arts

Christie's Great Estates Promotional 2009 Marketing Kit W/deluxe Case

Christie’s Great Estates Promotional 2009 Marketing Kit W/deluxe Case
Large Oversized Deluxe Case From Christie’s Estates. Closed Measures 15" By 9 3/4" By 2 1/2". Promotional Piece Sent To Prospective Clients Touting The Expertise And Past Sales Of The Famed Auction House. 78 more words


Vincent van Gogh’s Le moissonneur (d’après Millet) on sale at Christie's

Christie’s prestigious Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale – to be staged in London on 27 June – features a vibrant painting by Van Gogh. Titled  135 more words


Someone Just Bought An Old Apple Computer for $356,000

Some people complain that Apple computers are pricey, but the newer models have nothing on those built 40 years ago.

Last week, an unidentified person bought an original and working Apple-1 computer for $355,500 at an… 239 more words


See the Massive ‘Rockefeller Emerald’ That Could Sell for $6 Million

An 18.04 carat Colombian emerald once owned by the Rockefeller family could sell for as much as $6 million at Christie’s Magnificent Jewel auction in New York Tuesday. 152 more words