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25th Anniversary of The International Show

The 25th Anniversary of The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show
By Wendy Moonan

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10 October, 2013

'Curiously Enchased' Goldsmiths & Diplomats in Baqoque Europe

In 1557 Mary I, Queen of England, instructed Thomas Randolph her ambassador to Ivan the Terrible as to how to present her gifts; the highlight was a "rich standing cup containing a great number of pieces of plate artificially wrought...you shall recommend it for the Rarity of the fashion, assuring him that We do send it him rather for the newness of the devise than for the value, it being the first that was made in these parts in that manner".

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13 October, 2010

Fired By Passion

Fired by Passion, Vienna Baroque Porcelain of Claudius Innocentius du Paquier. AN OVERVIEW OF THE PUBLICATION.

On May 27, 1718, Claudius Innocentius du Paquier and three partners were granted a special privilege by the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles VI. It enabled them to manufacture porcelain without competition in the Austrian dominions with "our especial imperial, royal and princely protection" for the next twenty-five years.

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10 June, 2010

Gold Boxes in the Gilbert Collection at the V&A

A grand new home for small scale masterpieces.

The Gilbert Collection was given to the Nation in 1996, first shown at Somerset House from 2000 and moved to the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2008 when it had become clear that the collection could not be maintained as an independent museum.

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10 June, 2010

Court Dining in Baroque Vienna

In the first half of the eighteenth century, almost every aspect of court life was affected by ceremonial. The complex table ceremonial reflected the differences in rank within the strictly ordered court and social hierarchy, which can be observed by a whole web of signs and gestures.

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10 June, 2010