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  • WHAT MAKES JADE VALUABLE?

    September 20th, 2016 · 2:00 pm  →  Antiques Asian Art Blog Jewelry

    Jade has been revered by many cultures for its beauty, durability, and its presumed metaphysical properties, which include the ability to manifest various aspects of spirituality, as well as heal both the body and mind. The word Jade originally comes from the the Spanish expression, “piedra de ijada” which literally translates to “the stone of theRead the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 16TH- FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s another Friday, and you know what that means! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Have you been wondering what the Textile Department has been up to the last four years at The Art Institute of Chicago? Well this is your last chanceRead the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 9TH- FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    We’re excited for the upcoming sunny September weekend, but first, our favorite post of week! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Roots & Culture is hosting an exhibition “Ali Aschman & Emma Robbins with Liz McCarthy” in the Yr It! Gallery and itRead the Rest…

    MODERN FIRST EDITIONS: IAN FLEMING’S JAMES BOND NOVELS

    September 6th, 2016 · 2:00 pm  →  Historical Documents

    Last month, we took a look into the different kinds of terminology that experts and collectors use to differentiate first editions and rare books, and this month we’re excited to expand on the subject with a case study that focuses in on none other than everyone’s favorite secret agent, James Bond. Almost as soon asRead the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 2ND- FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s almost Labor Day, and though it’s sad to say goodbye to summer, we’re looking forward long weekend and the exciting energy of changing seasons. But before we head out, we hope you enjoy these recent stories! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet.Read the Rest…

    AUGUST 26TH- FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s the last Friday of the August, and we’re glad to be celebrating all of our hard work with an upcoming long weekend. But before that, we’re glad to share some interesting stories from the week! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Closing thisRead the Rest…

    AUGUST 19TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s another Friday, and we’re looking forward to the weekend! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This closes this weekend! The Art Institute of Chicago‘s exhibition “Vanishing Beauty: Asian Jewelry and Ritual Objects from the Barbara and David Kipper Collection” is a wonderfulRead the Rest…

    TERMINOLOGY CONFUSION FOR RARE FIRST EDITIONS

    August 16th, 2016 · 2:00 pm  →  Antiques Books Libraries Literature

    There can be a lot of confusion when reading descriptions of rare books. When confronted with terms like first edition or third impression, the meaning isn’t always clear. Here is a very brief breakdown of some of the most common terms you will come across. Edition – An edition encompasses all of the copies ofRead the Rest…

    AUGUST 12TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    We’re concluding this week with a dark and rainy Friday, but all of the recent, interesting art stories are brightening our day! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet.   Poor Peter Doig! We shared this story a couple of weeks ago thinking the court case couldn’tRead the Rest…

    THE HISTORY AND LEGACY OF ACOMA POTTERY

    In Southwestern New Mexico, nestled atop a high sandstone mesa overlooking vast arroyos and valleys,  is the oldest inhabited community in North America — the Acoma Pueblo, also known as “sky city”.  Located approximately one hour west of Albuquerque, NM, this is where the Acoma people have lived for centuries, producing an inspiring wealth ofRead the Rest…