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Pavel Ovchinnikov's Tea Box for a Tsar

Russian goldsmith Pavel Ovchinnikov stood out alongside glassmaker René Lalique. After a battle between in-person and seven telephone bidders, a Russian collector acquired this rare tea box by Pavel Ovchinnikov for €25,760, well above its high estimate of €3,000. One of Tsarist Russia’s most...

Nicolas Sageot: The Use of Tortoiseshell in the Age of Louis XIV

Several pieces with rich Louis-Quatorze decoration featured in this Caen auction, led by two lots attributed to Nicolas Sageot. Acclaimed by €95,770, a "Mazarin" desk (75 x 97 x 60 cm/29.5 x 38.1 x 23.6 in), with eight console legs joined by two stretchers, was attributed to the great Parisian...

Strike MoMA Continues With Weekly Protests

With the ten-week strike against MoMA in full swing, Director Glenn D. Lowry resorts to cynical crisis management rather than creative engagement. Over the past six weeks, activists, artists and museum employees have traced powerful interests contested around the globe straight to the heart of...

The Rolex, Comex "Sea-Dweller" Is Bound to Make a Splash

The Swiss watch brand Rolex will once again draw all eyes with a highly sought-after 1980s Comex "Sea-Dweller" model: the famous "Triple 6". In the 1970s, Rolex joined forces with the French company Comex (Compagnie Maritime d'Expertise) at the initiative of the Swiss watch  brand's...

Art Market Overview: New York on Top

The just-ended week of sales in New York was an extraordinary one, with Picasso's Woman Sitting by the Window fetching $103.4 M at Christie's and Basquiat's In this Case $93 M at Sotheby's. In all, almost $1.4 billion changed hands at the two auction houses, especially during the Impressionist,...

Sabine Bourgey: A Rock 'n' Roll Numismatist

A famous expert in a discipline considered somewhat dull, the heiress to the venerable firm founded by Etienne Bourgey in 1895 is also a prolific novelist and an atypical collector with a pronounced taste for adventure. When she attends a dinner party and guests ask her what she does, Sabine...

Ernst Haeckel, the Zoologist Who Inspired 20th-Century Art

The 19th-century German scientist, who coined the word "ecology," is one of the heroes of Laura Bossi's exhibition "Origins of the World" at the Musée D'Orsay in Paris, awaiting its reopening since December. We look at the role his Art Forms in Nature plays in the decorative arts, from Art Nouveau...

Ernst Haeckel, the Zoologist Who Inspired 20th-Century Art

The 19th-century German scientist, who coined the word "ecology," is one of the heroes of Laura Bossi's exhibition "Origins of the World" at the Musée D'Orsay in Paris, awaiting its reopening since December. We look at the role his Art Forms in Nature plays in the decorative arts, from Art Nouveau...

Did Leonardo da Vinci Paint Salvator Mundi? The Louvre Has an Answer.

La Gazette has obtained a copy of the Louvre’s scientific paper confirming Salvator Mundi’s attribution to the Florentine painter. The scientific study of Salvator Mundi by the Louvre and the Laboratoire de recherche des musées de France (C2RMF, Research Laboratory of the Museums of...

Napoleon's Impossible Palace

From the Tuileries to Versailles, Napoleon Bonaparte sought a palace worthy of his imperial aspirations. But he would never see his most ambitious palatial project through to completion. Few rulers have had as many palaces as Napoleon Bonaparte. First Consul of the Republic, he settled in the...
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