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Thomaï Serdari on Fine Arts & Luxury
Courtesy of Christie's Geneva

      Americans always had a preference for Cartier’s exquisite jewelry and fine decorative objects.  In the late nineteenth century, the American clientele followed the house of Cartier from the Boulevard des Italiens store to the one on rue de la Paix, where the Parisian jeweler moved in 1899. Since then, and while Cartier […]

Courtesy of Asprey

Fine and Rare Books are a true indulgence particularly when they document customs that are now long forgotten.  Right now, I am thrilled to hold in my hands a beautiful antique book printed in London in 1705. The book title is “The Three Years Land Travels of His Excellency E. Ysbrant Ides from Mosco to […]

Courtesy of Hermès

                                As in old masters fine painting, contemporary artists are distinguishable by their affinity for color, aptitude in design, or even preoccupation with certain motifs. In fact, you might own a piece of contemporary art if you purchased a tie by […]

Copyright Thomaï Serdari

  A name that takes us to the mid-eighteenth century, when Contardo Buccellati, the most important goldsmith in the Lombard region, opened his store in Via degli Orafi in Milan. The bracelet featured here is made of solid silver. Embossed foliage decorations enhance its appearance. A piece internally carved rests prominently on its velvet base […]