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Silver napkin rings add high style to dinner tables
NEW YORK — Napkin rings were introduced in France around 1800 and soon became a fixture on dining tables across Europe. American companies took them to the next level with silver-plated figural napkin rings that were miniature works of art.
Harvard Art Museums receive American silver gift
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard Art Museums have received a gift of 21 works of 18th-century American silver from the collection of Daniel A. Pollack and Susan F. Pollack. The gift comprises a range of vessels and table implements intended for domestic use, including cups, bowls, spoons, tankards and teapots crafted by noted silversmiths from Boston, New […]
Superlative 18th-century Irish silver keeps its shine
NEW YORK — When it comes to quintessential Irish antiques, early Irish silver ranks with Belleek china and Waterford crystal for rarity and desirability. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, let’s look at uniquely Irish silver from the 18th century — a standout period for its handmade and beautiful craftsmanship as well as mastery of the […]
PBA presents pre-Code Horror, Golden & Silver Age comic books Feb. 3
BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries will host an auction titled Comic Books: Pre-Code Horror, Golden Age, Silver Age and Undergrounds on February 3. It will be PBA’s fourth comic book sale, and as with the three previous outings, this sale’s focus is on pre-Code horror, crime, and related genres. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.