November 4, 2016 - Antiques and The Arts Weekly - After almost seventy years out of public eye, the medals from one of China’s most important 20th C. military heros, Jiang Dingwen (蔣鼎文), have been rediscovered in a country home in Vermont. The eighteen medals found mirror the military history of China as it evolved during the early decades of the 20th century and span the periods from 1923-1965. The discovery tells a story of the rise of China in the early decades of the last century.
The medals can be seen in the catalog here: augusta-auction.com/jiangdingwen
For many years, we have assisted the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandiising with acquisitions of important pieces and de-accessions from their incredible collection. On a recent trip to Los Angeles, we were treated to an amazing backroom tour by Kevin Jones, curator of this treasure-trove of fashion history. Their fashion blog, now more than a year old, is a treat worth sharing.
FIDM Fashion Blog
The Antiques Roadshow website recently published an article on vintage collecting where Karen and Roadshow colleague Beth Szescila were quoted extensively. To read the article, follow the link below.