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Diamond Jewelry Owned By Pope Paul VI On Sale For $1.9 Million ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 03/20/2014
...,” which refers to Cassio Studios, one of the artisan ateliers at the service of the Vatican, Bill Rau said. It is valued by the antique dealer at $1.25 million....... It is valued at $650,000. Both the ring and the cross are engraved with the Christian Chi Rho symbol, which indicates that both were most probably made by Vatican jewelers in the early 1900......′s with existing jewels from the Vatican’s own collection, Bill Rau said. The auction house, using documents provided by the Vatican, noted that Pope Paul VI made an historic visit to the UN to address the General Assembly in 1965 and at that time requested that these two... Read More »

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.... Crafted of exquisite Carrara marble, this incredible sculpture embodies the dynamic, masterful execution of the original housed in the Vatican......one of the most famed works of art in the Western world. Pope Julius II purchased the statue and brought it to the Vatican. When the statue was excavated, the figure of Laocoön was missing its right arm... Read More »

The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
.... The art of the mosaic re-emerged during the 18th and 19th centuries, most notably in the workshops of the Vatican, finding favor among the surge of affluent tourists making their requisite Grand Tour across Europe......these pieces back as souvenirs of their journey. Mainly crafted in the Vatican workshops in Italy, these pieces were works of skillful craftsmanship and are highly coveted by collectors today... Read More »