Hi-yo, silver

Chinese export silver has long been beloved at home and abroad. Jennifer Pitman, our What’s Collectible columnist, silver specialist and herself an ardent admirer, explains why.

Sitting pretty

The works of Wendell Castle (1932-2018), one the foremost names in the American studio craft furniture, are viewed as increasingly significant in 20th-century design.

The jeweled menagerie

When you think of Buccellati – the Italian jeweler and silversmith—what comes to mind are boldly colored gemstones set against textured gold that resembles lace, linen and other precious fabrics. But the firm is equally well-known for its silverwork, especially its realistic “fur”-clad animal sculptures.

The versatile appeal of Lalique

Lalique is one of the most familiar names in glass and I’m almost sure to find an example or two on a client visit. But René Lalique’s glass was the focus of the second of his two highly successful careers. He was first known for his outstanding Art Nouveau jewelry designs.