Coral Tiara, Naples, Italy, 1860...central shell female head, flanked cupids on dolphins, supporting sub-structure gold wire, National Gallery, Victoria.

Coral Tiara, Naples, Italy, 1860...central shell female head, flanked cupids on dolphins, supporting sub-structure gold wire, National Gallery, Victoria.

Watch, ca. 1650, Movement by Nicolas Bernard, France. Case enameled gold Dial enameled gold, with a single gilded brass hand Movement gilded brass and steel, partly blued, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Watch, ca. 1650, Movement by Nicolas Bernard, France. Case enameled gold Dial enameled gold, with a single gilded brass hand Movement gilded brass and steel, partly blued, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Potted Dandelion Plant in Crystal Pot, by Peter Faberge, 1870-1920...jade, gold, platinum, diamonds, possibly asbestos, and crystal, Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Potted Dandelion Plant in Crystal Pot, by Peter Faberge, 1870-1920...jade, gold, platinum, diamonds, possibly asbestos, and crystal, Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Sleeve Detail embroidered as two separate pieces of a Sacque gown a la Piedmontese, ca. 1780, Italy.

Sleeve Detail embroidered as two separate pieces of a Sacque gown a la Piedmontese, ca. 1780, Italy.

It is that time of the year again...gold with black accents Venetian Butterfly Mask, via partysuppliesdelivered.

It is that time of the year again...gold with black accents Venetian Butterfly Mask, via partysuppliesdelivered.

Muff, silk and satin, central medallion printed with mezzotint portrait of a woman; embroidered with metallic thread, beads, and spangles, England, ca. 1785–1800, MFA Boston.

Muff, silk and satin, central medallion printed with mezzotint portrait of a woman; embroidered with metallic thread, beads, and spangles, England, ca. 1785–1800, MFA Boston.

Something quite interesting...Portraits cut from layers of wire mesh by Seung Mo Park, each plane that forms the final image is spaced a few centimeters apart, giving the portraits a 3D effect.

Something quite interesting...Portraits cut from layers of wire mesh by Seung Mo Park, each plane that forms the final image is spaced a few centimeters apart, giving the portraits a 3D effect.

Bouquet, England, designed by Lady Duff Gordon, known as Lucile, 1915...silk damask, silk satin, cotton, wire, and lace, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Bouquet, England, designed by Lady Duff Gordon, known as Lucile, 1915...silk damask, silk satin, cotton, wire, and lace, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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