Caps shaped liked a feminine neckline and engraved with the double-G royal monogram reference the inspiration for the Mo
In the early 20th century, Japanese fountain pen maker Namiki was faced with a dilemma; merchants proudly displayed the c
A 6-foot-by-4.5-foot, 330-pound atlas from Australian publisher Millennium House, Earth Platinum (
In Frank Gehry’s world, it is a small landscape: a chunk of real estate approximately 40 square inches topped by 32 structures.
The acceptance of certain gifts sometimes has unexpected consequences.
The commander of the angels, the archangel Michael, appears on the barrel of the Tibaldi Sanctus Michael Archangelus
Unusual among book collectors because he did not grow up in a book-laden household, Dr.
The cross-grained olive wood used in the Graf von Faber-Castell Elemento Collection (
Three generations of Atlanta’s Moulthrop family (www.moulthropstudios.
Last November, Peter Bainbridge, of Bainbridges, a small auction house in England, asked his audience to "welcome" a colorful 18
For his new book about Jesus, Pope Benedict XVI is using Faber-Castell pencils to write his original draft.
Kewpie dolls, comets, airplanes, dogs, Indians, policemen, birds, butterflies, devils thumbing their noses, and nubile women in
Muhammad Ali has always understood the value of words. In an interview before the boxing legend’s 1974 "Rumble in the Jungle," Ali taunted George Foreman by saying, "If you even dream of beating me, you better wake up and apologize."
Each year, the artisans of Graf von Faber-Castell produce a writing instrument using an unusual material, such as horsehair or s
Since 1992, Montblanc has honored tastemakers from Augustus to Andrew Carnegie in its Patron of Art series of writing instrument
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Contemporary art reaches full flower in the second week of May at the New York branches of Sotheby’s and Christie’s during their marquee s
As combat garb, suits of armor have been obsolete for centuries.
The ability to predict the weather with godlike accuracy began with a single invention: the barometer.
When the Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair—the leading British show of its kind—abruptly folded in 2009 after 75 years, sp
If you walk past the windows of Sotheby’s Manhattan salesrooms between now and April 12, stop and look at the scorched me
Of all the categories of collectibles that hobbyists choose to pursue—whether it’s coins or cars, Eames furniture or snuff bottles—probabl
With the sweet scents from the adjacent sake brewery wafting through the air, Elizabeth Norris is busy selling, framing, and res
Adorn your table with the works of silversmith Kevin O’Dwyer, and dinner conversation may turn to the likes of Daniel Libeskind.
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When a blue and white vase showed up at Duke’s auction house in Dorchester, England, in a cardboard box, no one would hav
The largest collection of Salvador Dalí’s artwork outside of his native Spain was unveiled in January at the new Dalí Mus
Edgar Degas’ 1897 pastel-and-charcoal work, Danseuses Jupes Jaunes,will be a highlight of the Impressionist and