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The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » September

...…effectively earning the originally self-imposed title of  “The Greatest of All Time.” Ali continues to be regarded as the greatest heavyweight champion by sports commentators and historians......” world heavyweight boxing match is considered the greatest sporting event of the 20th century. When the bout was announced, most analysts at the time believed Ali was no match for the younger and seemingly stronger Foreman, who had won 18 of his last 20 matches by knock out....... Ali refused to give consideration to such speculation, often stating that Sports artist LeRoy Neiman created this sketch of Ali training in Zaire for The Rumble in the Jungle World Heavyweight Championship. Foreman was “too slow” and “too ugly... Read More »

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...Time.” Ali continues to be regarded as the greatest heavyweight champion by sports commentators and historians. Artifacts from his career command considerable attention on the market, especially those......match is considered the greatest sporting event of the 20th century. When the bout was announced, most analysts at the time believed Ali was no match for the younger and seemingly stronger Foreman, who had......won 18 of his last 20 matches by knock out. Ali refused to give consideration to such speculation, often stating that Sports artist LeRoy Neiman created this sketch of Ali training in Zaire... Read More »
October 2012

Swirling Silver: ART NOUVEAU ANTIQUE METALWORKERS REVELED IN VINES, LEAVES, FRUIT AND THE HUMAN FIGU

[from About Us] 12/05/2012
.... American Art Nouveau master Tiffany & Co. is, of course, synonymous with the Art Nouveau period. Tiffany's 1870s "Japonism" silver vases sport dragonflies, butterflies and other insects that were drawn from Japan's decorative arts and also used for the firm's tableware and flatware that crawl... Read More »

Master Painters of La Belle Epoque ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 06/27/2013
...: From Barbizon to Belle Époque . Published by Antique Collectors' Club, Rau's handsome 648-page volume contains other chapters devoted to such topics as the Barbizon School, sporting art, Pre... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Glossary]
.... Cockfighting chair Chair for reading and writing or viewing sports events used by straddling the seat and facing the back... Read More »