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Posts Tagged silver

  1. 29 May
    Thu / 2014
    A Warwick vase by Paul Storr joined Rienzi’s collection in 2010. Curious about the provenance of this work, I began by simply researching the name of the individual the vase was made for, Sir David Ochterlony, and I was quite surprised by what I found!

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  2. 26 Oct
    Fri / 2012
    "Inheritance: The Story of Knole and the Sackvilles" chronicles a family’s nearly 400-year history of wealth, inheritance, and titles. On November 14 the Rienzi and Bayou Bend book club hosts discussions about the book, with a surprise appearance by a guest close to the family. . . .

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  3. 23 Feb
    Thu / 2012
    In late January, Rienzi’s first ever exhibition, English Taste: The Art of Dining in the Eighteenth Century, closed. I find that it is still slightly jarring to walk through the Dining Room, where during the four months the exhibition was on view, I became used to the sight of dishes such as larded hare, flummeries, and samphire. Replacing the elaborate dinner table setting is a display of Paul Storr silver pieces. Three...

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  4. 15 Dec
    Thu / 2011
    This past Tuesday, Christie’s New York auction house held a sale of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry, 80 pieces totaling a whopping $116 million.  At the top of that list, was a necklace featuring one of the most celebrated pearls known in the world – La Peregrina. The pearl is familiar in Rienzi’s gallery, where it is prominently depicted in a full-length portrait of Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain from 1605.  The jewel made its way to...

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