'What sort of diary should I like mine to be? Something loose-knit and yet not slovenly, so elastic that it will embrace anything, solemn, slight or beautiful, that comes into my mind. I should like it to resemble some deep old desk or capacious hold-all, in which one flings a mass of odds and ends without looking them through. I should like to come back, after a year or two, and find that the collection had sorted itself and refined itself and coalesced, as such deposits so mysteriously do, into a mould, transparent enough to reflect the light of our life, and yet steady, tranquil compounds with the aloofness of a work of art. The main requisite, I think, on reading my old volumes, is not to play the part of a censor, but to write as the mood comes or of anything whatever; since I was curious to find how I went for things put in haphazard, and found the significance to lie where I never saw it at the time.'----- Virginia Woolf
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1847 Early Victorian Locket Signet Ring, 14K (sold)
A very handsome little ladies signet-style locket ring with a hinged face that reveals a photo under crystal.  The back of the ring is engraved “R.D. April 6th, 1847.”  The photo must have been added around the turn of the century since it’s on paper.  Originally it probably had a daguerreotype or a lock of hair.

eriebasin:

1847 Early Victorian Locket Signet Ring, 14K (sold)

A very handsome little ladies signet-style locket ring with a hinged face that reveals a photo under crystal.  The back of the ring is engraved “R.D. April 6th, 1847.”  The photo must have been added around the turn of the century since it’s on paper.  Originally it probably had a daguerreotype or a lock of hair.

eriebasin:

Early 1900s Coral Mask with Diamond Eyes Necklace, Pearls, European Cut Diamonds, 14K White Gold (sold)
One of the cooler things I found during my travels this month.  I suspect this was a marriage— of an Edwardian lavaliere and a late Victorian stick pin— but I think it was a period marriage.  In any case, it looks amazing, and the little carved coral face is a prize.

eriebasin:

Early 1900s Coral Mask with Diamond Eyes Necklace, Pearls, European Cut Diamonds, 14K White Gold (sold)

One of the cooler things I found during my travels this month.  I suspect this was a marriage— of an Edwardian lavaliere and a late Victorian stick pin— but I think it was a period marriage.  In any case, it looks amazing, and the little carved coral face is a prize.

eriebasin:

19th Century Pentagram Intaglio Crystal in Modern 14K Gold Mount (sold)
I have so many nice old intaglios and never any old mountings to put them in.  So I’m finally setting some of them set in newly made, but 19th century style and quality, mountings.  This intaglio is one of my favorites.  The stone is carved on the back, so it’s not functional as a wax seal. Instead the star seems to float in space inside the crystal. I also like that the intaglio carving is a little rough— like someone needed a pentagram symbolism in haste. 
Just a reminder— we don’t have regular hours this week.  Regular hours resume next week on Wednesday, December 4th.

eriebasin:

19th Century Pentagram Intaglio Crystal in Modern 14K Gold Mount (sold)

I have so many nice old intaglios and never any old mountings to put them in.  So I’m finally setting some of them set in newly made, but 19th century style and quality, mountings.  This intaglio is one of my favorites.  The stone is carved on the back, so it’s not functional as a wax seal. Instead the star seems to float in space inside the crystal. I also like that the intaglio carving is a little rough— like someone needed a pentagram symbolism in haste. 


Just a reminder— we don’t have regular hours this week.  Regular hours resume next week on Wednesday, December 4th.

eriebasin:

19th Century Monkey Earrings (in the online shop)

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19th Century Monkey Earrings (in the online shop)

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19th Century 18K Gold Shell Locket and 9K Gold Chain, English (sold)

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19th Century 18K Gold Shell Locket and 9K Gold Chain, English (sold)

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19th Century Oddfellows Eye of Providence Painted Silk Aprons (sold)

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19th Century Oddfellows Eye of Providence Painted Silk Aprons (sold)

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1900-10s Edwardian Lapis Lazuli and Mississippi River Pearl Earrings, 14K Gold, American, $675

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1900-10s Edwardian Lapis Lazuli and Mississippi River Pearl Earrings, 14K Gold, American, $675

ciaochicago:

"Tell all of the ladies that I’m single."

"You should tell her your MC name!"

"What is it?"

"MC ANTI GRILL"

La Bâtarde, Violette Leduc

La BâtardeViolette Leduc

Peter Jellitsch - Bleecker Street Documents

Bleecker Street Documents can be read as a fragmented space description. The project was recorded in an apartment in  NYC with a radio wave measuring instrument over a period of 45 days. The installation deals with the attempt to make the invisible coating of a physical real-space through “WLAN-Wireless Local Area Network” visible.

- Fragment A (text): measured data
- Fragment B (object): translated notations on a plane surface
- Fragment C (image): scientific explanation of the phenomenon under study

(Source: feltron, via alockstadt)

Pyramid of Capitalist System

Pyramid of Capitalist System

ainu couple

ainu couple

(Source: movingpicturelife)

paolo minoli

paolo minoli

(via movingpicturelife)

Ruth Rodicka, Sculptor and Machine Part Welder, 1955 

Ruth Rodicka, Sculptor and Machine Part Welder, 1955 

(Source: movingpicturelife)