Monthly Archives: October 2020

Jeanne Toussaint: Cartier’s Petite Panthére

Diamond, Emerald, Onyx Panthére ring by Cartier

by Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher “A woman who revolutionized contemporary jewelry” is how Cartier describes jewelry designer Jeanne Toussaint in the 2019 film series, entitled L’Odysée de Cartier. Born in 1887, Jeanne Toussaint (1887-1978) was the daughter of lacemakers from the south of Belgium in the city of Charleroi. She grew up with handmade goods surrounding […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Reverse glass painting, $84,000, Thomaston Place

Reverse glass painting

Recent Auction Results from Near & Far By Ken Hall A scarce British late 18th century reverse glass painting, after a work by Mather Brown (UK/Mass., 1761-1831), with the original frame, sold for $84,000 in a virtual sale titled Summer Bounty I, held July 18-19 by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in Thomaston, Maine. Also, two […]