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Brooke Friedman

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

Giltwood Gold

At Alex Cooper Auction House, there are days and weeks where nothing exciting comes along. The same chairs, chest of drawers, and fern stands show up in the receiving room, waiting for me to “lot” and write them up for the next auction. However, one June morning, next to an 18th century, English, tilt-top table sits […]

August 11, 2017