Tag: Saratoga Springs

Find of the Week: Rare Asscher Cut Diamond Ring

asscher cut diamond ring
A piece of fine antique jewelry set with an Asscher cut diamond is one of the rarest and most desirable pieces of jewelry that we find. This week on Find of the Week, we are showcasing an absolutely exceptional antique piece of jewelry. It is a beautiful Asscher cut diamond sapphire and platinum ornately engraved ring that was made sometime around 1920. It is accented with scattered clean and white...

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WAMC’s Vox Pop with Ray Graf, September 10th, 2019

WAMC’s Vox Pop with Ray Graf Mark Lawson Antiques, Jewelry & Coin call in show Episode 5, September 10, 2019   https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wamc/audio/2019/09/vp-ARCHIVE-9-10-19.mp3 Source: WAMC’s Vox Pop Antiques 09/10/2019   We had another interesting and enjoyable hour with Ray on V talking about a large collection of Chinese antiques we are cataloguing, historical autographed...

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‘Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau’ Opens at The Hyde Collection

This past weekend The Hyde Collection opened the exhibition Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau which is on view through March 18, 2018. Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) was a Czechoslovakian artist who worked in Paris and established himself as a leader of the Art Nouveau movement. Preceding Art Deco, Art Nouveau was a visual, architectural, and decorative style popular from the late 1880s until the...

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Mark Lawson Antiques Hosts Landmark Saratoga Springs Estate Sale March 10-12 2017

Mark Lawson Antiques announces an historic Saratoga Springs estate sale taking place March 10, 11, and 12. This untouched on-site estate sale is a landmark event, with a wide variety of items collected over the years by the long-time Saratoga Springs residents. The gentleman of the house was a true captain of industry, an avid amateur woodworker with an interest in antique and modern tools, and...

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Serving Up Local History: Saratoga Chips

Saratoga chip serving spoon - Whiting sterling silver, Empire pattern
The holiday season is upon us! As our thoughts turn towards warm gatherings of friends and families around the table, let’s take a look at Saratoga Springs’ most famous family recipe: the Saratoga chip. The history of Saratoga chips is controversial, passed down word-of-mouth through local legend and lore, embellished by some sources, disputed hotly by others. Although many of the specifics...

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History & Horses at the Saratoga Racetrack

Saratoga Springs Racetrack - 19th Century Stereoview Card
Today marks the opening day of the 153rd season at the Saratoga Race Course, the third oldest racetrack in the United States. Saratoga Springs was the summer spot during the heights of the Gilded Age, the ultimate 19th century destination where the wealthy elite would gather to dance, socialize, and gamble at the Saratoga Racetrack or at the elegant Canfield Casino in Congress Park. The elegant...

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The High Rock Spring Flows Back to Life

Stereoview of the High Rock Spring in Saratoga Springs
The High Rock Spring is one of the oldest and most enduring symbols of Saratoga Springs. According to local lore, healing properties of the mineral-rich waters drew the Native Americans of the region to take advantage of its strengthening properties. Some time during the 1700s, white men added their own part to the spring’s legend. The first documented white man to take the waters was Sir...

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