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New York, NY 10022 United States

March 2018

Jewels Now, Jewels Tomorrow

March 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Phillips Auction House, 450 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022 United States
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“THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF COLLECTABLE JEWELS” Panel discussion with: Lauren Adriana Lee Siegelson Levi Higgs Susan Abeles, a longtime supporter of ASJH and the newly appointed head of the Jewelry Department (Americas), Senior Vice President for Phillips Auction House, has graciously offered to invite ASJH members to this discussion. Lauren Adriana (a current jewelry designer), Lee Siegelson (a third generation estate jeweler), and Levi Higgs (jewelry historian and archivist) will all participate in a lively discussion and interview led by…

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October 2018

Jewels of the Rich, the Famous, and the Infamous

October 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Phillips Auction House, 450 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Everyone harbors a secret (and sometimes not so secret) fascination with the jewels of the rich and famous.  How do these individuals acquire their treasures, and what are the stories behind both the people and the jewels?  Whether inherited or purchased or gifted, from royalty to famed movie stars and turn of the century courtesans, share in these stories of the rich, the famous, and the infamous.  Some names will be well known and familiar, but we promise that some…

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January 2019

Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World

January 31, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Phillips Auction House, 450 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Lecture by Judy Rudoe This lecture emerges from the book of the same title, co-authored with Charlotte Gere in 2010. Taking a new approach to the study of jewellery in the Victorian age, this lecture seeks to understand the nineteenth century through its jewellery. The “age of Victoria” is taken in its widest sense to encompass jewellery from Europe and America, at a time when expanding foreign trade, the new illustrated press and a growing tourist industry brought jewellery from…

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March 2019

Power Against Evil: Eye Beads and other Protective Measures

March 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Phillips Auction House, 450 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Stone agate eye bead, 3rd millennium BCE, Mesopotamia

Stone agate eye bead, 3rd millennium BCE, Mesopotamia   Lecture by Lois Sherr Dubin The evil eye is an epic story of humanity’s on-going struggles between superstition and reality, religion and science, moderation and excess. Prior to the evil eye, there were fertile eyes, holy eyes and solar eyes. When and why did eye imagery become associated with evil? Belief in an eye of evil has a long history and wide geographic spread. Beginning with Paleolithic times and continuing to…

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