Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Where Rococo Meets Space Age: Treasure Hunting At Italy's Premier Antiques Fair


While most people haven't heard of Mercanteinfiera, Italy's biggest antiques fair, aspirational designers and tony antiques dealers certainly have. The sprawling pavilions are filled with visual treats, often museum-quality.

Apothecary jars, Sicilian folk-art horse carts, Vatican pottery, a reliquary holding supposed pieces of Christ's cross, statues salvaged from old palaces, toy theaters from Victorian England, and a talking French doll from 1895, just to name a few.

(thanks Lisa)

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