Last September saw the introduction of H.R. 6234 by U.S. Representative Paul Cook (R – CA), titled “Private Corrado Piccoli … More
Month: March 2017
What’s the Most Valuable Thing…
Every so often I’m asked about the most rare and valuable item or collection I’ve evaluated. Was it Saddam Hussein’s … More
Proper Presentation Matters
Be sure of identity, value, spelling, grammar and so forth — call your appraiser before attempting to sell!
Klimt’s “Bauerngarten” – A $59m “Trump Effect” Barometer?
Last month, I profiled the growing popularity of Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862-1918) among art collectors, along with the role one … More
Blenheim Palace Flower Pot Turns Out to Be a Roman Coffin
Be Sure of Identity and Value — Call Your Appraiser! “A large marble container used as a flowerpot at Blenheim … More
Art Term of the Day: Sprezzatura
Sprezzatura means ‘studied carelessness.’ In art, it identifies an effect that a work was executed without apparent effort.
Sometimes ‘New in Box’ Can Mean Disaster!
Remember, ‘condition is king’ when it comes to collectibles!
Be Sure of Identity and Value — Call Your Appraiser!
Let’s avoid this kind of confusion, okay? 🙂