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Meiji Satsuma earthenware reflects Japanese artistry, history and culture

Vibrantly and painstakingly crafted, Meiji Satsuma earthenware literally reflects Japanese artistry, history and culture, from the featured themes and motifs to the art form’s minute liquid gold embellishments and ivory to yellow fine-crackled glazes. Noted for their dense ornamentation, Satsuma can be embellished with borders of varying types and patterns, including enamel, geometric, brocade,...

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Rare Waltham clock brings $17,255 at New Year’s auction

An exceedingly rare and important Waltham girandole (an ornate banjo clock), made around 1900 and with a serial number of 1, making it possibly the first of fewer than 50 made, sold for $17,255 at an auction held Dec. 28. The Waltham timepiece was the top lot of the 400 or so items that changed...