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Lifestyle 13 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Esterhazy heritage on show

Gifts of gold cups from Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, cupids, presentation plates, jewellery and spectacular objects for ostentatious display will be on show at the I>Princely Treasures from the Esterhazy Collection/I>. The Esterhazys were the richest and most powerful family in Hungary, dominating Hungarian political and social ife from 17th to 20th centuries, writesKEE HUA CHEE.

Lifestyle 04 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Pieces of a dream

Luxury auction house Christie's is known for its ultra-extravagant and rare works of art that only the super rich can afford. Wishful thinker THAM AI MEI gets an eyeful looking at the pictures of precious jewellery and rare timepieces that will soon fall under the hammer during Christie's autumn auction in Hong Kong.

Lifestyle 30 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Multi-faceted expressions at WWF art exhibition

MICHELE LIAN finds out that the WWF Art for Nature exhibition is not all about nature.

Lifestyle 26 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

The only foreigner in town

Today in Yemen, people will be out partying in the streets #8211; celebrating a death. This custom, which began with the passing of a despot in 1962, is only the beginning of the strangeness that is Yemen, discovers K.P. LEE.

Lifestyle 19 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Listening to stones

Shona sculpture from Zimbabwe has become a sought-after art form the world over. MARTIN VENGADESAN meets a sculptor to learn more about the man and the art.

Lifestyle 14 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Divine works

The London exhibition I>Heaven on Earth: Art from Islamic Lands/Ishowcases the exquisite artistry inherent in Islam, writes KEE HUA CHEE.

Lifestyle 20 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Crossing cultural borders

By Victor Chin

Lifestyle 03 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Farah’s own

Melium's Farah Khan, who already has a host of prestigious boutiques under her wings, has long dreamt of starting a collection under her own name. KEE HUA CHEE finds out why.

Lifestyle 31 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Faberge's decorative imperial eggs back in Russia

One of Russia#8217;s wealthiest tycoons put on display a famed collection of nine Faberge imperial eggs for the first time on May 18, after returning them to the nation in a lavish gesture seen as an effort to curry favour with the Kremlin.

Lifestyle 31 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Faberge: Masterpieces set to dazzle

Peter Carl Faberge, royal jeweller of the last two Russian Czars, created exquisite masterpieces of jewellery that have enthralled collectors to this day. Each work of art is imbued with a sense of history and delicacy of design, setting a new standard in artistic excellence.