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Clichy piedouche paperweight with amber staves.

Decorative paperweights made in the 19th century not only imposed order on unruly documents, they put the world in a tiny “dome of many-coloured glass.” Continue reading

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Michele Marieschi, Doge Pietro Grimani Carried into Piazza San Marco after his Election, 1741

A new exhibition showcases the 18th-century masters of “view painting,” who combined news reportage, political propaganda, and sumptuous cityscape. Continue reading