Within this influential structure, the Pope reigns supreme – his actions and words have held remarkable import for as long as the position has existed. In March 2013, a monumental event took place as the 266th pope was elected, Pope Francis I. The first pope hailing from Argentina, Pope Francis I embraced the modern era unlike any other before, sparking a renewed global interest in the Vatican. Recently popularized by blockbuster films and top-rated pop fiction novels, the Vatican is headlining news now more than ever before. Stories about secret archives and ancient symbols within the walls of the Vatican seem farfetched, but the true history that envelops the world’s smallest country is no less intriguing.
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It has been cherished for millennia, heralded as a ubiquitous symbol of beauty, luxury and royalty in China: Jade. Without question, this stone has surpassed every other with its enduring importance and rich history. Valued for its beauty and symbolic powers, jade is pervasive throughout Chinese decorative arts, considered the most valuable of all precious stones. Today, Asian and non-Asian buyers alike are drawn to jade as never before. And in this Chinese New Year, jade holds a special importance as a symbol of prosperity, success, and good luck.
A time for feasting, friends, family, and autumn weather. To many, Thanksgiving is one of the most wonderful times of the year. Marking the beginning of the holiday season, Thanksgiving is a time to gather and give thanks, the commencement of a time of togetherness and cheer. This merry sentiment practically necessitates delicious food and wine with one’s company, particularly one a day that evokes images of warm pumpkin pie and roasted turkey stuffed with dressing. And any perfectly dressed bird requires an equally well dressed table – perfectly cater to your company’s needs on this grand feast day with classic and elegant tableware.
Statesman, Politician, Historical Giant. Viewed through the long lens of history, Winston Churchill is heralded as one of the greatest wartime leaders the world has seen. A Renaissance man in the truest sense of the word, his contribution to history extended beyond the realm of the state, civil matters, and its people. For Churchill made a lasting impact on the realm of art history as well through his greatest passion: painting.
With Father’s Day only a few short weeks away, it is time to start thinking of a special gift to celebrate one of the most important roles and people in our lives. Recently at M.S. Rau Antiques, we have acquired numerous items that would make for the ideal gift to fit any personality. The World […]