Monthly Archives: January 2011

Diamond and Aquamarine Tiara

Topped by a pear-shaped aquamarine, this tiara was owned by Princess Olga Valerianovna Paley. She was born Olga Karnovitsch on Dec. 2, 1865, married Erich Gerhard von Pistohlkors in 1884, had an affair with Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia, … Continue reading

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The Bargain

Amidst the cacophony of egos, E-bay is a war game. To sell collectibles, you either have to organize in real life to limit supply, as in the paperweight market; throw a piece of junk on ebay with the goal of … Continue reading

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Coming soon: The dazzle of the U.S.

The Creative Museum is happy to present its new exhibition on American celluloid rhinestones combs. 1st  February / 30th August 2011 To be seen on Don’t miss! In the U.S. at the beginning of the twentieth century, high society parties … Continue reading

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Dragons, Griffons et Autres Bêtes Fantastiques

Tout le monde a rencontré, soit dans des films, des romans, des mangas ou des jeux vidéos ces créatures fantastiques qui combinent les attributs de plusieurs animaux comme le centaure, le sphinx ou la chimère… La mythologie antique est riche … Continue reading

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The Breathtaking Alexandre de Paris

Some Selections from the Winter 2011 collection. You can only get them in stores, and they sell for thousands now. I would pick all of these and have them sent as a matter of principle. Butterfly Tiara Rare Mother of … Continue reading

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Please welcome the Creative Museum

I am honored to announce that the founders of The Creative Museum have joined me to become authors on this blog. The museum’s extraordinary collection includes magnificent works from Africa, North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the South Sea … Continue reading

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Peine Del Viento (Wind Comb)

Piene Del Viento II (1959) by Eduardo Chillada is being auctioned at Sothebys in London on Feb. 11, 2011, for an estimated price of $1,269,439. It will go higher. Using steel, Chillada chose a comb as a metaphor to bring … Continue reading

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Edo Water God

18th-Century Edo comb. One idea: A dragon in the clouds. In Japanese mythology, dragons were water gods in charge of rainfall, lakes, rivers, and oceans. The serpentine dragon on this comb was typical — large and wingless, with clawed feet. … Continue reading

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