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  • George II Silver Epergne by Thomas Gilpin
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    Renowned 18th-century English silversmith Thomas Gilpin, regarded as one of the great Rococo silversmiths and a contemporary of Paul de Lamerie, created this highly important silver epergne.
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  • Swiss Automata Cylinder Music Box
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    This phenomenal and rare Swiss cylinder music box is a highly collectible piece of musical and artistic history. Comprising a single cylinder, a drum, eight bells and a castanet, the music box plays ten popular airs, which are listed inside the lid.
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  • John Schaeffer Minute Repeater Watch by Audemars Piguet
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    This rare minute repeater watch by the famed Swiss firm of Audemars Piguet hails from the watchmakers' highly celebrated John Schaeffer line of watches. The iconic cushion-shaped collection was named for the American industrialist John Schaeffer, who commissioned the firm for a customized and unique timepiece in 1909.
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  • Micromosaic Plaque of Ruins at Tivoli
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    This exceptional Italian micromosaic plaque depicts a highly detailed scene of the waterfalls and Temple of Vesta at Tivoli in Rome. Though at first glance it may appear to be a painting, this mosaic is composed of hundreds of tiny glass and ceramic tiles, each piece perfectly matched for color, size, and placement.
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  • John Emms, Anticipation
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    British painter John Emms explores the personalities of his canine subjects in this exceptional oil on canvas. Emms is best known for his portrayal of foxhounds and terriers, and this painting that captures both breeds shows him at his best.
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  • Micromosaic and Porphyry Snuff Box
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    Crafted from exceptionally rare porphyry, this round Italian snuff box epitomizes the delicate artistry of these luxury pieces. An intricate micromosaic representing a vedute, or view, of the Temple of Sibyl in Tivoli, is encased in a gold mounting on the box's lid.
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  • H. Claude Pissarro, Dimanche à la Buvette des Bois de Brioude
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    The artist beautifully captures the attendees of this Sunday wedding on a beautiful day in Limagne, the ladies in their colorful gowns and hats, and the gentlemen in top hats and tails.
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  • Meiji-Period Japanese Silver Tea Canisters
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    These exceptional Japanese silver tea canisters were crafted during Japan's highly creative Meiji period. The impeccable pair feature an intricate design of irises in high relief wrapped continuously around the canisters' hammered exteriors.
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"Songs of Spring"
The Bird Box Collection
A delightful collection of rare singing bird boxes.
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Bird Boxes
Music Box Collection
Rare & Important Music Boxes and Automatons
Brilliant Diamonds for
Lucky April Birthdays
Recent Fine Art Acquisitions
Our Most Recent Fine
Art Acquisitions
Vice and Virtue
Vice & Virtue:
Sex, Saints & Sin
April 7 - June 9
A fascinating exhibition examining the fine line separating the righteous from the scandalous
Vice and Virtue
Vice and Virtue
An Exhibition of Sex, Saints and Sin
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Untreated Burma Rubies
Antique Burma Ruby
Ruby and Diamond Necklace
Chicago Antiques, Art, Design Show
May 18 — 21
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Fancy Pink Diamond Ring, 2.58 Carats
Untreated Colombian Emerald and Diamond Ring, 3.04 Carats
Paraiba Tourmaline and Diamond Ring
Colombian Emerald and Diamond Ring, 3.91 Carats
Untreated Purple Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Colombian Emerald and Diamond Ring, 3.91 Carats
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