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Unseen by the public for two centuries, Marie Antoinette’s diamonds and pearls went under Sotheby’s hammer as part of one of the most important royal jewellery collections ever to come to auction. The auction took place in the Swiss city of Geneva on Thursday 15 November and, out of more than 100 lots, included 10 breathtaking treasures that belonged to the ill-fated Queen of France. The major collection—held by the Italian royal House of Bourbon-Parma...

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Known for innovative design and expert craftsmanship, Van Cleef & Arpels has become one of the most influential jewellery design houses in the world.  Graceful princesses, fairytale chateaux and exotic creatures from far far away are just a few of the magical elements found in the fantastical realm that inspires Van Cleef & Arpels’s Peau d’Âne High Jewellery collection. This exquisite collection tells the story of true love, not unlike the love story which led to...

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‘Color, Line, Light: French Drawings, Watercolors And Pastels From Delacroix To Signac’ presents 100 outstanding works of modern draftsmanship in nineteenth-century France, from romanticism and realism through the impressionists, Nabis, and neo-impressionists. The works are from the collection of James T. Dyke, including sheets he and his wife, Helen Porter, have given to the Gallery, as well as others acquired by the Gallery with funds they donated. Many of the works featured are stellar examples by some...

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While art, food, and sex have always had a happy rapport, in France hands are raised in horror at the disappearance of lunch as it was once known. But this dismal situation may soon see a more positive trend… Spare a thought for the dispirited French in whose homeland, we are told, le long lunch has fallen on hard times. Yes, France has now joined the rest of the western world where business principles dictate...

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