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Brooke Friedman

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Chinese Seals

When you look at a painting or piece of calligraphy made in China you of course find the red seal markings on them, it may be only one or even a dozen. But little is truly known about the Chinese seals to the common art historian or collector. In an art history course one might […]

July 7, 2015
Russian Cloisonne dish

Item of the Week: Russian Cloisonné Enamel Gilt Silver Dish

Feast your eyes on this breathtaking Russian cloisonné enamel dish. With its intricate design and fabulous bright colors, this dish will stop you in your tracks. Cloisonné is an ancient method for decorating metalwork objects. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments (cloisons in French) to the metal object by soldering or adhering silver or […]

July 16, 2015