New jewelry show slated for new year

Featured at a new jewelry show slated to be held in New York, during Aq will be 25 vendors showing magnificent antique, estate, vintage, costume and designer jewelry. In addition, there will be some ladies’ accessories, such as handbags and other feminine fancies on display.

“Christmas Wreath,” circa 1955-1962 by Andy Warhol.

Business booming for the Warhol brand

For Andy Warhol, art and business were separated only by a hyphen. In his 1975 book, “The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B & Back Again,” the artist speculated that art was a business, and that business was art. He later added, “Good business was the best art.”

This 16th century copper alloy figure of Syamatara, a bodhisattva dressed in bejeweled raiment inlaid with many turquoise cabochons, sold for $32,500 (against an estimate of $4,000 to $6,000) at Bonhams Oct. 2, 2012. (Photo courtesy Bonhams)

Eastern Artifacts: Eastern art and culture inspire and excite collectors in the West

Asian art in any form offers a unique blend of the decorative and the functional. The richness of the materials and treatments utilized transforms even “everyday” objects into dazzling works of art. Among the myriad of items receiving this Cinderella treatment: bowls, vases, planters, chess sets, snuff bottles, rugs, robes, tapestries, tables, trays, jars,...