Jewelry from Europe
Apparently, tassels have a long and storied history. Stout Brothers, a 90-year-old company that makes tassels and other trimmings for the home, has a fascinating history of tassels on its site, illustrating a necklace incorporating tassels reportedly made during the 18th Dynasty and found in Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of Kings in Egypt. My, tassels…Read More
VERDURA: Yesterday and oh yes, Today!
If you’re at all a fan of jewelry, you’re certainly familiar with Verdura jewelry. The super-brief version of the story is this: Duke Fulco di Verdura, a Sicilian aristocrat and lover of design and art in all forms, rose to great prominence in the mid-1920s when he began designing costume jewelry for fashion legend Coco…Read More
Flower Power! at the SF Fall Art & Antiques Show ~ Oct 25-29
Flowers have been powerful motifs in art since the beginning of time. Virtually every renowned artist of the 20th century at some point in his or her career used these gentle emblems of nature to express artistic talent and to beautify the world around us. So it is no surprise, but quite a delight, that…Read More