History of a Purse Maker: Schwestern Landsberger to Marketa

A few years ago I bought a micro petit point purse that has a sterling frame with marcasites and tiny pearls, and scrolled initials on the clasp.  It’s very well made.  The interior tag reads: Schwestern Landsberger Wien IX. Porzellangasee No. 43.  In the pocket is a...
Ivory Crushed in New York

Ivory Crushed in New York

Kovels Aug. 25, 2017 New York State has crushed antique as well as new ivory again. On August 3, they crushed almost two tons of jewelry, statues, trinkets, and other ivory pieces. Pictures show many pieces that look like antique figurines. The laws are different in...
When a Bag Is Based on Math

When a Bag Is Based on Math

By Hilary Moss New York Times Magazine Nov. 23, 2015 Adrián Salvador Candela hesitates to call himself “fed up,” but he’s certainly frustrated; it’s a common refrain in fashion these days. The creative director of the Spanish women’s ready-to-wear brand Siemprevivas...