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Coming of Age on the Piscataqua: The Marine Paintings of John Blunt Aug-Sept 2006
Perhaps because of his short life and the relative scarcity of work signed and dated by John Samuel Blunt (1798-1835) scholarship has been somewhat sparse on this artist. Since beginning a catalogue raisonné on Blunt in 2005, building on earlier......

Coming of Age: American Art, 1850s to 1950s Aug-Sept 2006
In a quick one hundred years, beginning around 1850 and ending in the mid-1950s, American art came of age. While a century may seem a long time, in reality the process moved incredibly quickly. If at the beginning of the nineteenth century the idea of......

Conservation of a Boulle Marquetry Bracket Clock Aug-Sept 2006
The technique of veneering a combination of metal and horn, tortoiseshell, ivory, or mother-of-pearl onto a wood substrate was a highly refined method of surface decoration employed during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries in Europe.......

Discovery: Simon Willard Family Record and Memorial Aug-Sept 2006
This watercolor memorial illustrates the family of celebrated clockmaker Simon Willard (1753–-1848) of Roxbury, Massachusetts. Perhaps the best known of all American clockmakers, Willard was an innovator who changed the course of clock making with a......

Discovery: William Harnett (Irish-American, 1848-1892), A Royal Dessert Aug-Sept 2006
Until recently, the whereabouts of this painting was unknown. Having survived a fire in 2001 in the Peterborough, NH, home of a family who had owned it for the past sixty years, it was donated to the Currier and the Harris Center in Hancock, NH; ......

Fine Art as an Investment: James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894) Aug-Sept 2006
Considered among the finest painters of the sailing vessel, the English-born James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894) is renowned for his ability to render maritime action with exacting detail. During the second half of the nineteenth century.......

Jose Gurvich Aug-Sept 2006
Zusmanas Gurvicius was born on January 5, 1927 in Jieznas, Lithuania to Jacob Gurvich and Jaie Galperas. In 1931 his father Jacob, seeking freedom from religious persecution and a better future for his family, emigrated to Montevideo, Uruguay.

Investing in Antiques: Scrimshaw Aug-Sept 2006
"The trickiest area of collecting in American folk or maritime art is scrimshaw." So say Janice Hyland and Alan Granby of Hyland Granby Antiques, scholars/dealers in maritime folk art based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The reason for this, according to......

Lesser Known Treasures of the The Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden, Portsmouth, New Hampshire Aug-Sept 2006
The elegant Georgian mansion known as the Moffatt-Ladd House (Fig. 1) was built by merchant John Moffatt in 1763 for his only son, an aspiring young merchant. The house was occupied by six generations of the Moffatt and Ladd families, including......

Lifestyle: A Sailor's Life for Me -- Maritime Artifacts & Antiques in a Nantucket home Aug-Sept 2006
After spending many hot summers in Bermuda with her family, our collector mentioned to her husband that she had heard Nantucket Island was cool in the summer and a great place for a favorite pastime of hers, gardening. They decided to spend the next........

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