In Good Taste – Motifs, Materials & Makers of Art Nouveau Jewelry

Motifs, Materials & Makers of Art Nouveau Jewelry

Gold, Diamond, Pearl and Plique-a-Jour Enamel Butterfly Pendant, Vever, Paris, c. 1900. Sold for $122,500 via Sotheby’s (April 2011).

Motifs, Materials & Makers of Art Nouveau Jewelry

The Art Nouveau period (c. 1890–1914), although brief, had a significant impact on jewelry design and on other disciplines of fine and decorative art. As part of the Belle Époque; a time of growing wealth and a flourishing arts scene, it was the perfect opportunity for experimentation with new techniques, materials, and motifs

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How to Find Design Inspiration From Your Travels

How to Find Design Inspiration From Your Travels

From delicate ceramic vases in Provencal markets to hand-woven baskets from Ethiopia, travelers collect an array of textiles, decorative art, and artifacts on their journeys. Each geographic location offers a unique culture made up of local art and artifacts, colors, cuisine, and traditions. How can these unique objects be used to inspire and inform the design of your favorite spaces at home? Here, we explore how to incorporate decorative art and antiques from your travels to tell the stories of your journeys (and inspire future adventures).

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Why is Murano Glass Special?

Why is Murano Glass Special?

Murano glass is the biggest name in the history of glassmaking. The Venetian islands (including Murano, Burano, and Lido) have a long and respected history of technological and stylistic innovations that define decorative and art glass to this day. But why is Murano glass special; so highly regarded, you may wonder? How is Murano glass made and why is it expensive? Our editors took a deeper dive into the illustrious history of Venetian glass to uncover its little-known origins, the renowned families who pioneered the industry, and the remarkable, enduring styles and techniques still used by Murano glassmakers.

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vintage watch market trends

Why These Collecting Categories are on the Rise

The auction world is fluid and ever-changing, offering new sales each season that can alter the global art market with the drop of a gavel. With more than 5,000 auction houses on its marketplace, Invaluable’s sales data — derived directly from auction rooms — offers vivid insight into what collecting categories have seen the greatest year-over-year growth, including fine art, collectibles, jewelry, antiques and more. We present it to you here in an easy-to-access Auction Market Trends Report for 2019.

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