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Lover’s Eye / Memento Mori Jewellery: Salvador Dali, The Skier Collection & Other Museum Pieces

A “lover’s eye” miniature is a painted miniature of the giver’s eye, presented to a loved one. The notion accompanying this very short lived fad (c.1790 through 1820) was that the eye would be recognizable only to the recipient and … Continue reading

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The ‘curse of Pompeii’ is a story which tells us Mount Vesuvius’ eruption was the act of  Gods unleashing punishment after the Legionaries  destroyed holy buildings. Back in October, (2015) we learned Massimo Osanna, the archaeological superintendent of Pompeii, had revealed that … Continue reading

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