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Chinese Vase Valued at $500 Sells at Online Auction for $812,000

The owners of the cloissoné piece, which had a missing lid and some wear and tear, did not believe it was worth much. A Chinese cloisonné vase, originally valued at a bargain price of $400 to $600, sold for 2,000 times its estimate last week, realizing $812,500 in an online auction. Consigned by a family in […]

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Mummy mania makes comeback in Liverpool

The UK’s largest ancient Egyptian collection outside the British Museum goes back on show today (28 April) at Liverpool’s World Museum after an 18-month, £1.8m refurbishment. The renewed displays trace 5,000 years of Egyptian antiquity, as well as the history of the collection, which was founded by a local jeweller, Joseph Mayer, at the height […]

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Artist Recreates 13 Stolen Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Masterpieces in New Show

It’s perhaps the most famous art heist in history, and it remains unsolved to this day. The 1990 robbery at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, which continues to make headlines over 25 years later, is now the inspiration for a new exhibition by artist Kota Ezawa. All 13 of the stolen artworks, including canvases by Rembrandt van […]