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Antique Irish Silver Guide

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Irish Luster: Antique silver from the Emerald Isle is coming into its own. A guide to the market.  By Travis Neighbor Ward Published in Departures magazine. When it comes to antique European silver, the majority of collectors agree: Buy English. “It’s not that they think it’s inherently better,” says Bard Langstaff of New York City-based Shrubsole, one of the top silver dealers in …

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Antique Mandarin Badges

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Peking Order: Collecting Mandarin badges affords a rare glimpse into the obsessively hierarchical world of the Chinese imperial court. Published in Departures magazine   Like other experts in his field, James B. Godfrey, senior vice president and director of the Chinese Works of Art Department at Sotheby’s New York, is surprised. “Considering that the Chinese culture has always fascinated the West, it’s …