James Gillis

With a Masters of Liberal Arts in Latin American History, James Gillis brings an enthusiastic and deep knowledge of History to the gallery. James has a very diverse and colorful background including being a former U.S. Marine, professional and academic experience with Homeland Security, operating several businesses from the ground up in Latin America, living and studying in The Middle East, and was a volunteer Docent at the National World War II Museum here in New Orleans. James' passion for learning, history and educating makes him a wonderful global sales associate-and a great conversationalist!

 

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Master of Glass: Lalique Perfume Bottles

* A graceful scarab beetle scurries around the body of this remarkably rare glass perfume flacon by the famed glassmaker René Lalique* Renowned for his impeccable artistry in glass design, René Lalique is a legend of his craft. His illustrious career began in 1881 as a designer of stunning jewelry creations, and he eventually… Read More »

Like Father, Like Son: The Artistic Style of the Brueghel Family

The Brueghel family has long enjoyed a strong history in the realm of Flemish painting. The patriarch of the family, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, set the stage for the family’s success and popularity in 16th-century Dutch Renaissance art that carried on for his future generations. As placing peasants in everyday life as the… Read More »

Nécessaire: The Greatest Travel Companion + GIVEAWAY!

* Gold gilded silver and cut crystal accentuate the various toiletries inside* Travel during the late 16th century all the way through the early 19th century was considered a privilege and a symbol of wealth shared only by those who were fortunate enough to afford the luxury. Upon completing their academic studies, young… Read More »