Lots We Love

Lot 14, Biedermeier bracelet, 19th/20th century, Desa Unicum (February 11, 2016)

Finding the perfect token of affection can be quite the challenge. This year, our editors are taking a new spin on traditional Valentine’s Day ideas to satisfy all tastes – from the delightfully classic to the thoughtfully unique.

We’re loving M. Howells’s 12 calendar pages (aptly donning Cupid’s arrow for the February edition).

Lot 359, M. Howells group of 12 calendar pages, 1901, Swann Auction Galleries (February 11, 2016)

For the old-fashioned gal, we love this silver and gold 19th/20th century bracelet with the perfect pop of color for a festive gift.

Lot 32, Bracelet with rubies, Desa Unicum (February 11, 2016)

Pop artist Andy Warhol perfectly encapsulates love’s complexity in this early work on paper, “Love is a Pie.”

Lot 419, “Love is Pie” by Andy Warhol, 1953, Auctionata AG (February 4, 2016)

Artcurial’s picnic-for-two has us craving a drive to the country for scenic vistas (and good company).

Lot 37, Picnic necessities, Artcurial (February 6, 2016)

A new spin on the traditional long-stemmed dozen: a blooming bouquet in the form of a 1928 vintage poster.

Lot 255, “Blue Dream! From Florence.”, 1928, Original Poster Barcelona (February 11, 2016)

Sol LeWitt’s sculpture, “2/2 Two Two-Part Pieces,” 1968, is a perfect reminder that good things really do come in pairs.

Lot 420, “2/2 Two Two-Part Pieces” by Sol LeWitt, 1968, Auctionata AG (February 4, 2016)

And for that very important question, we recommend an irresistibly classic sparkler.

Lot 52, Diamond engagement ring, Charlton Hall (February 3, 2016)

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