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
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
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
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
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
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