BRUSSELS — Bernard De Leye has been an active member of the Brussels Antiques and Fine Arts Fair board since 2000, and the fair’s vice president since 2002. In a recent interview, he talked about new developments at the fair and the growing participation of foreign galleries.
Antiques Roadshow Behind the Scenes is a fun and fascinating look at the no. 1 PBS weekly show, written by the program’s longtime executive producer, Marsha Bemko.
To say that René Lalique was a gifted artist is something of an understatement. Lalique was that rare combination of design genius and prolific innovator, whose creations brought him acclaim during his lifetime, and whose legacy is still the focus of collector fascination today.
In ancient times, salt was a precious commodity. According to Marco Polo, cakes of salt displayed a likeness of the Tibetan ruler and were used as money.
NEW ORLEANS – A set of four stained-glass windows from the Aesthetic period handily beat their pre-auction estimate to sell for $26,400 during the July 29-30 sale at St. Charles Gallery in New Orleans. All prices quoted include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.
Fire guts historic mansion, destroys auction consignments
WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. – More than a century of glass production is drawing to a close with the announcement that Fenton Art Glass Co. is going out of business. Company president George Fenton blamed foreign competition and rising natural-gas prices.