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  • The origins of Queen Victoria's Wedding Brooch

  • The origins of Queen Victoria's Wedding Brooch

    Queen Victoria’s wedding brooch, also known as Prince Albert’s sapphire brooch, is perhaps one o...

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  • Consultant for Eastman Johnson Project

  • Consultant for Eastman Johnson Project

    Erik works as European Consultant for the Eastman Johnson Ca...

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  • DIVA acquires Oscar Massin brooch

  • DIVA acquires Oscar Massin brooch

    Below text appeared as article in the magazine of the Societ...

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  • Quoted by Sotheby's: Massin's necklace

  • Quoted by Sotheby's: Massin's necklace

    My first auction catalogue literature reference happened whe...

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  • Fabergé research quoted in NRC

  • Fabergé research quoted in NRC

    Today, NRC - one of the leading national newspapers in the N...

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  • Essay for catalogue raisonné Aris Marakis

  • Essay for catalogue raisonné Aris Marakis

    The Greek-Italian artist Aris Marakis (1989) graduated as a ...

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