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Exploring Antique Technologies: Ancient Art – Unraveling the Art of Knitting

Knitwear was the primary fabric for sporting activities in the 1920s, but with cheaper alternatives such as factory-produced sweatshirts and tracksuits gained traction, knitwear transitioned to the realm of low impact, high-end sports whose users could afford ‘fancier’ knit garments. Knitwear also transitioned to smart casual clothing, which is where we most commonly see it today. Courtesy of HoneyCombPatterns, Etsy.

by Kary Pardy Knitting is everywhere recently. Creating warm hats, scarves, wraps, sweaters, and mittens is currently a fashionable pastime for people of all ages, and skilled knitters can create art with their complex stitches and colors. When you ask people in 2020 what knitting is to them, you’re likely to get answers like “it’s […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Florentine marble frieze, $66,000, Fairfield Auction

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Florentine marble frieze, $66,000, Fairfield Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Florentine marble frieze depicting the Madonna and Child sold for $66,000 at an auction held Nov. 16 by Fairfield Auction in Monroe, Conn. Also, a bronze by Franz von Stuck titled Monna Vanna rose to $43,200; a 3.4-carat diamond solitaire ring slipped onto […]

Ken's Korner: Six men are on trial, but where’s “Scream?”

Ken’s Korner: Six men are on trial, but where’s “Scream?” – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 On the morning of August 22, 2004, two men wearing hooded disguises burst into the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway, and made off with a pair of works by Edvard Munch: “Madonna” (a lush, erotic […]