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At Lobelog, Eli Clifton and Derek Davison write—Pompeo, Bolton To Headline Shady Anti-Iran Event During UNGA: On Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Boltonare scheduled to deliver keynote addresses at United Against Nuclear Iran’s (UANI) annual “summit” during the United Nations General Assembly. This raises troubling red flags, to say the least, about the Trump administration’s Middle East policy and its ties to the most aggressive anti-Iran forces in the United States and in the region itself, including the ambassadors from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain. The Trump administration insists that the goal of its “maximum pressure” policy toward Iran is not to effect regime change but rather to change the “behavior” of the Iranian government. If that’s the case, then the decision to send two senior foreign policy officials to this UANI event is puzzling. According to the organization’s guest list, in attendance will be virtually every prominent official both in the United States and overseas who has pushed for a military confrontation with Iran—a veritable who’s who of warmongers. Beyond that, the decision to send Pompeo and Bolton to this event may be deeply inappropriate. UANI’s murky financial ties include links to questionable businessmen and shadowy foreign actors with possible ties to the massive 1MDB corruption scandal in Malaysia under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department. UANI was founded in 2008 to “inform the public about the nature of the Iranian regime, including its desire and intent to possess nuclear weapons.” Its board, chaired by former U.S. senator and ardent Iran hawk Joe Lieberman, includes a number of influential neoconservatives with well-known anti-Iran views, such as former Senator Mark Kirk, Ray Takeyh of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Wall Street Journal columnist Walter Russell Mead of the hardline Hudson Institute. Bolton himself is a past UANI board member and received at least $165,000 in consulting fees from the group’s partner organization, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP). UANI stridently opposed the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA), going so far as to part ways with its then-president, arms control expert Gary Samore, after Samore (who remains on UANI’s board) came out in support of the final deal. The U.S. intelligence community, Israeli intelligence, and the International Atomic Energy Agency have repeatedly contradicted UANI’s contention that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons. Likewise, its claims that Iran was involved in the 9/11 attacks have never been proven. Nevertheless, UANI has been a reliable source of talking points on both fronts for anti-Iran policymakers in Washington. It has pushed for a comprehensive array of measures intended to isolate Iran internationally, weaken its economy, and increase the possibility of a U.S.-Iran military confrontation. Though UANI has become one of the most prominent organizations in the anti-Iran policy world, relatively little is known about its internal workings or its financing. Financial documents acquired by LobeLog reveal that trusts controlled by billionaire investor Thomas Kaplan contributed $843,000 to UANI in 2013, nearly half of the group’s $1.7 million revenue in that year. GOP and Trump megadonors Sheldon and Miriam Adelson also contributed $500,000 in 2013. (That same year Adelson suggested that the United States should fire an “atomic weapon” at Iran rather than negotiate.) UANI’s budget ballooned to almost $5.2 million in 2016, but the source of the group’s ongoing funding is largely shrouded in mystery. [...] TOP COMMENTS • HIGH IMPACT STORIES QUOTATION “The fuel in the earth will be exhausted in a thousand or more years, and its mineral wealth, but man will find substitutes for these in the winds, the waves, the sun's heat, and so forth.” ~~John Burroughs, Under the Apple-trees (1916) TWEET OF THE DAY xBREAKING: Yellowstone-area grizzlies are again protected by the #EndangeredSpeciesAct. The judge in the case wrote, «The @USFWS failed to make a reasoned decision.» Read the back story: https://t.co/Cw8DelplsY— High Country News (@highcountrynews) September 24, 2018 BLAST FROM THE PAST On this date at Daily Kos in 2013—Texas Republicans will always be the last horse out of the barn: Given the caliber of political mind Texas Republicans seem intent on foisting off onto the rest of us, non-Texans might be curious as to what sorts of people they've tapped for state government of late. The simple answer is «more of the same,» as the responses to an AP questionnaire on gay rights sent to GOP candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general revealed. Lt. Gov. Dewhurst sets the tone: «Sadly, in a culture infected with political correctness, people of faith are targeted for defending their beliefs with no consideration of their First Amendment rights. I will continue to stand with my fellow Texans in defending our God-given, constitutionally protected freedoms.» Yes, yes. Why are we even talking about civil rights for gay Americans when people of faith are the real victims here. It's getting so you can't even show your love for Jesus by calling someone names and beating them up anymore. On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: Any news on KavanOOOHMYGOD! Greg Dworkin recaps the wild weekend and what we learned. A reminder of what's at stake in a Supreme Court seat. And a peek at the «Federalist Society,» that gins up resumes judge costumes to try to win those stakes. x Embedded Content RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!)
The following stories are examples of this week's Election Roundup of 34 down ticket stories covering Saturday 9/16 through Saturday 9/22. (FL-SEN) 'Red-Tide Rick' Scott being booed out of a Gulf Coast restaurant may be the best thing you see today Florida Governor Rick Scott is running scared, as the natives become more and more restless over his disastrous environmental policies that are ravaging our beautiful and fragile watery environments. In Venice, Florida, Scott, who is in a closely contested Senate race against Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, was booed out of the Mojo’s Real Cuban restaurant in the ruby-red county of Sarasota—only to face an even larger, angrier crowd when the coward fled out the back door. (CA-22) The DCCC is inexplicably letting Devin Nunes get re-elected, abandoning an amazing Dem candidate Normally, CA-22 is very red. But this year, the political climate has changed across the country, and thanks to Nunes’ absolutely pathetic shilling for Trump and Putin, as well as his deep disconnect with his Central California district, he’s put himself in a real danger zone. Nipping at his heels is the aggressive, progressive prosecutor Andrew Janz, an energetic candidate who has been raising big money online and canvassing the central California district since this time last year. He’s pulled to within five points of Nunes in polls, and with some help, could depose the dopey Republican — but the DCCC, he says, is reneging on its promise to provide him with that help. (ND-Initiative) Recreational Marijuana? In North Dakota? I'll Bring the Doritos! Recreational marijuana could be legalized. In North Dakota. How did this happen? North Dakota is an Initiative state. Measure 3, as it is officially known, was placed on the ballot courtesy of over 14,000 valid signatures on a petition. When you are an Initiative state, this can happen. And it did. The success of the petition was quite a surprise to the typically staid and sturdy folk of the northerly of the two Dakotas. Visions of half-naked, unkempt Woodstock holdovers dancing in the amber waives of grain likely abounded in the heads of those who woke up one morning to find Measure 3 on the ballot. Indeed, the battle lines were drawn quickly. Sunday 9/16 - Saturday 9/22 Stories: (34) Senate: (3) posts, (3) states House: (20) posts, (12) states, (19) districts State and more: (8) Polls: (3) Rescues since 2006 (13,077) Welcome to Election Roundup, formerly known as “Election Diary Rescue.” Look for this down ticket collection every Monday through the election. The Roundup team has compiled and linked down ticket stories since 2006. Archives Election Roundup gives down ticket stories a second chance for exposure and hopefully encourages people to write about contests that interest them, knowing their stories from the previous week will be listed every Monday. The ER team scans every DK post and republishes applicable stories to our Election Diary Rescues list which only contains down ticket work. We have been republishing since early this year so there is a wealth of writing there, please enjoy. Format and Tags Writers can help the ER team and readers by identifying the race in the beginning of the title like this: (NY-Sen) (FL-14) (GA-Gov) (AZ-StSen) (MN-StHs-07). Readers will be scanning a list of stories and this standard method of quick identification is really helpful. This edition of Election Roundup was made possible by the following: eeff, Jax Dem, Joieau, zentrainer, turbonerd and randallt. Click below for the collection, thank you for reading and writing! Roundup List
Tata Steel, which has a capacity of 27.5 million tonne, has a disproportionate skew towards flat steel products now while Usha Martin has an integrated steel-making business with predominantly long steel products which get better margins.
The government feels rolling out such benefits closer to the 2019 general elections could create technical hassles
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IT, pharma, and MNC stocks are the order of the day, Ajay Srivastava, CEO of Dimensions Corporate Finance said
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French startup BlaBlaCar just released some interesting metrics. The company has reached profitability if you look at revenue between January 2018 and today. BlaBlaCar forecasts that 50 million people will book a ride on BlaBlaCar in 2018, which represents a 40 percent increase compared to 2017. BlaBlaCar is a marketplace for long-distance rides. People driving […]
Chinese electric scooter startup Niu Technologies has filed for an initial public offering on Nasdaq to raise up to $150 million. In its form, Niu said it is “the largest lithium-ion battery-powered e-scooters company in China,” according to data from China Insights Consultancy, and also a market leader in Europe based on sales volume. Founded […]
Facebook promised Instagram autonomy, but reduced it over time leading to today’s bombshell revelation. Eight years after launching Instagram and six years after selling it to Facebook, Instagram co-founders CEO Kevin Systrom and CTO Mike Krieger are leaving the company, according to The New York Times. The founders apparently did not give a reason for […]
Google CEO Sundar Pichai will meet in private with Republican lawmakers on Friday to discuss issues including its work in China and alleged political bias, reports the Wall Street Journal. The meeting was organized by House Majority leader Kevin McCarthy, who has accused Google of “controlling the internet” by boosting negative news stories about conservatives […]
Eight years after launching Instagram and six years after selling it to Facebook, Instagram co-founders CEO Kevin Systrom and CTO Mike Krieger are leaving the company, according to The New York Times. The founders apparently did not give a reason for their departure when they informed the company today that they’re resigning and that they’ll […]
Eight years after launching Instagram and six years after selling it to Facebook, Instagram co-founders CEO Kevin Systrom and CTO Mike Krieger are leaving the company, according to The New York Times. The founders apparently did not give a reason for their departure when they informed the company today. But after growing the app to […]
PHOENIX (AP) - The defiant message hangs under the Mexican bakery's Spanish-language sign in Phoenix's poorest neighborhood, rejecting the city's idea of progress: «4 LANES OR NO TRAIN.» Similar placards are plastered along the proposed new leg of Phoenix's light-rail system, a plan that progressed quietly until some shop owners ...
What: Important Picasso Ceramics OnlineWhere: Sotheby's, London, UKWhen: Sep 28, 3:00 PM BSTTop Lots of the Sale:- «Big Bird Picasso» (AR 185) - Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973); Earthenware vase, 1953, numbered 44/75, partially painted, with the Edition Picasso and Madoura stamps. Dimensions: height: 560mm 22 1/8 in. Estimated Price: £80,000 - £120,000 (US$ 105,000 - US$ 157,500)- «Tarasque» (A. R. 247) - Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973); Earthenware pitcher, 1954, a proof impression aside from the edition of 50, inscribed 'Copy Editor Madoura', partially glazed and painted, with the Edition Picasso and Madoura stamps. Dimensions: height: 356mm 14in. Estimated Price: £25,000 - £35,000 (US$ 32,800 - US$ 45,950)- «Face to the hands» - After Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973); Silver plate, 1956, with the artist's stamped signature, numbered 13/20, stamped silversmith's marks, published by Francois and Pierre Hugo, Paris, contained in the original wooden box. Dimensions: diameter: 416mm 16 3/8 in. Estimated Price: £25,000 - £35,000 (US$ 32,800 - US$ 45,950)- «Black-nosed face» (AR 609) - Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973); Earthenware pitcher, 1969, numbered 61/200, incised ' Edition Picasso' and ' Madoura', partially glazed and painted, with the Edition Picasso and Madoura stamps. Dimensions: height: 330mm 13in. Estimated Price: £20,000 - £30,000 (US$ 26,250 - US$ 39,400)- «Character (Georges Ramie 608)» - Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973); Unique Earthenware tile, 1962, signed , dated and inscribed ' Pour Eloise Dafau 10.2.65' on the reverse, partially glazed and painted. Dimensions: overall: 100 by 145 by 15mm 4 by 5 3/4 by 5/8 in. Estimated Price: £20,000 - £30,000 (US$ 26,250 - US$ 39,400)- «Lunch on the grass» (AR 517) - Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973); Earthenware plaque, 1964, inscribed ' Edition Editeur', a proof aside from the edition of 50, with the Empreinte Originale de Picasso and Madoura stamps. Dimensions: overall: 509 by 610mm 20 by 24in. Estimated Price: £20,000 - £25,000 (US$ 26,250 - US$ 32,800)- «Vase two high handles» (AR 141) - Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973); Earthenware vase, 1952, from the edition of 400, partially glazed and painted, with the Edition Picasso and Madoura stamps. Dimensions: height: 375mm 14 3/4 in. Estimated Price: £18,000 - £22,000 (US$ 23,600 - US$ 28,900)- «Arena» (AR 406) - Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973); Earthenware vase, 1958, numbered 85/100, inscribed ' Edition Picasso', partially glazed and painted, with the Edition Picasso and Madoura stamps. Dimensions: height: 299mm 11 3/4 in. Estimated Price: £18,000 - £22,000 (US$ 23,600 - US$ 28,900)For details, visit: http://timed.sothebys.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
What: Watches OnlineWhere: Sotheby’s, OnlineWhen: October 5; 12.00 PM ESTTop lots of the sale:- Panerai I Luminor 1950 Reference Pam 203 A Rare Oversized Stainless Steel Limited Edition Cushion Form Wristwatch With 8 Day Power Reserve Circa 2008. Dial: black sandwich dial, Caliber: Angelus cal. 240 manual winding, 15 jewels, Case: stainless steel, screw down sapphire back, Case number: No. 73/150, Closure: stainless steel Panerai buckle, Dimensions: width 47 mm, Signed: case, dial and movement. Accessories: One book by Marco Spertini & Erminio Bagnasco, certificates, and guarantee card. Together with one screw driver, booklets, and one presentation box with outer packaging. Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000- Patek Philippe. Retailed By Tiffany & Co: A Fine Yellow Gold Split Second Chronograph Minute Repeating Watch Made In 1892. Dial: white enamel, Caliber: 16'" manual winding movement, jeweled, Movement number: 90573, Case: 18k yellow gold, hinged case back with monogram, Case number: 209122, Dimensions: 45 mm, Signed: Case, cuvette, dial and movement signed by retailer. Accessories: Extract from the Archives confirming the date of sale on December 3rd, 1892 with enamel dial. Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000- Rolex | Cosmograph Daytona Reference 6239 A Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch With Bracelet Circa 1964. Dial: silvered, Caliber: cal. 722 manual winding movement, 17 jewels, Case: stainless steel, personally inscribed screw down case back, Case number: 1090483, Closure: stainless steel Rolex rivet bracelet and folding clasp, stamped 79, Dimensions: 37 mm, bracelet circumference approximately 170 mm, Signed: case, dial and movement, Accessories: Rolex presentation box. Estimate: $25,000 - $45,000- Rolex | Daytona Reference 16520 A Stainless Steel Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch With Registers And Bracelet Circa 1995. Dial: white, Caliber: cal. 4030 automatic Zenith movement, 31 jewels, Case: stainless steel, screw down case back, Case number: W942124, Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp, stamped 78390, end links stamped 5038 , Dimensions: 39 mm, bracelet circumference approximately 190 mm, Signed: case, dial and movement. Accessories: Rolex presentation box with outer packaging, Guarantee Certificate, one sales tag. Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000- Audemars Piguet | Royal Oak Reference 26331st A Stainless Steel Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch with Date Circa 2017. Dial: black tapisserie, Caliber: cal. 2385 automatic movement, jeweled, Case: stainless steel, case back secured by eight screws, Case number: J 78282, Closure: stainless steel Audemars Piguet Royal Oak bracelet and double folding clasp, Dimensions: 42 mm, bracelet circumference approximately 185 mm, Signed: case, dial and movement. Accessories: Audemars Piguet presentation box with outer packaging, booklets, one sales tag. Estimate: $18,000 - $24,000- Patek Philippe | Neptune Reference 5085/1 A Stainless Steel Automatic Wristwatch With Date, Moon Phases, And Power Reserve Indication Made In 1998. Dial: black dial, Caliber: 240 PS IRM C LU automatic movement, 29 jewels, 22k micro rotor, Movement Number: 3110626, Case: stainless steel, screw down sapphire display back, Case Number: 4065154, Closure: integrated stainless steel Patek Philippe Neptune bracelet with double folding clasp, Dimensions: 37 mm, circumference approximately 80 mm, Signed: case, dial and movement, Accessories: Patek Philippe presentation box with outer packaging, Extract from the Archives confirming the date of the sale on January 14th, 1999 with black dial, Certificate of Origin, bi fold, booklets, one sales tag. Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000- Panerai | Luminor Marina Destro Reference Pam00026 A Rare Pvd Coated Stainless Steel Cushion Form Left Handed Wristwatch Circa 1998. Dial: black sandwich, Caliber: manual winding movement, 17 jewels, Case: PVD coated stainless steel case, left-handed crown, Case number: A112/200, Closure: black coated buckle signed Ferretti, Dimensions: 44 mm, Signed: case, dial and movement. Accessories: Panerai presentation box and packaging, Limited Warranty Certificate card dated September 24, 2001, Chronometer Certificate, booklets, one rubber strap. Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000For details, visit: https://www.sothebys.com/en/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
What: Modern & Contemporary African ArtWhere: Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA, UKWhen: October 16; 02.00 PM BSTTop lots of the sale:- El Anatsui (B.1944, Ghanaian): Tagomizor. Aluminium bottle caps and copper wire, 155 by 216 cm. 61 by 85in. Executed in 2005. Estimate: 550,000 — 750,000 GBP (709,555 - 967,575 USD)- Ben Enwonwu (1921 – 1994, Nigerian): Obitun Dancer. Signed and dated 1984 (lower left), oil on canvas, 95.5 by 59.4 cm., 37¾ by 23½ in. Estimate: 150,000 — 200,000 GBP (193,515 - 258,020 USD)- William Kentridge (B.1955, South African): Kinetic Sculpture (Bicycle Wheel). Wood, metal, bicycle wheels and rubber wheels, 231 by 104 by 104 cm., 91 by 41 by 41 in. Executed in 2016. Estimate: 70,000 — 90,000 GBP (90,307 - 116,109 USD)- Ben Enwonwu (1921 – 1994): From Negritude of 1971. Signed and dated 1982 (lower right), watercolor, 76 by 54 cm., 30 by 21¼ in. Estimate: 60,000 — 80,000 GBP (77,406 - 103,208 USD)- Alexander Skunder Boghossian (1937 – 2003, Ethiopian): Crossroads. Signed (upper and lower left); signed, dated and titled (on the reverse), acrylic on celotex, 114.3 by 114.3 cm, 45 by 45 in. Painted 1992 - 1997. Estimate: 40,000 — 60,000 GBP (51,604 - 77,406 USD)- Gavin Jantjes (B.1948, South African): A South African Colouring Book. Quantity: 12, 20 of an edition of 20 + 3AP, silkscreen prints on paper, each: 60 by 45 cm, 23¾ by 17¾ In. Executed in 1974 – 75. Estimate: 40,000 — 60,000 GBP (51,604 - 77,406 USD)- Kader Attia (B.1970, Algerian): Mirror Mask. Wood, mirror and metal stand, 57 by 21 by 20 cm., 22½ by 8¼ by 8 in. Executed in 2014. Estimate: 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (38,703 - 64,505 USD)- Ibrahim Mahama (B.1987, Ghanaian): John Abre 1. coal jutte sacks and cloth, 213 by 183 cm., 84 by 72 in. Executed in 2013 – 2014. Estimate: 30,000 — 40,000 GBP (38,703 - 51,604 USD)- Pascale Marthine Tayou (B.1967, Cameroonian): Lampedusa. Marbles, mixed media on wood in artist's frame, 165 by 212 by 8 cm., 65 by 83½ by 3¼ in. Executed in 2015. . Estimate: 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (38,703 - 64,505 USD)- Sweet Samba (B.1956, Congolese): Je Suis Le Meme Je Ne Suis Plus Le Meme / I Am the Same I Am Not the Same. Signed and dated 2003 (lower right), acrylic and glitter on canvas, 120 by 150 cm., 47¼ by 59¼ in. Estimate: 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (38,703 - 64,505 USD)- Pascale Marthine Tayou (B.1967, Cameroonian): Charcoal U. Mixed media on wood in artist's frame, 133 by 255 by 5 cm., 52½ by 100½ by 2 in. Executed in 2013. Estimate: 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (38,703 - 64,505 USD)For details, visit: https://www.sothebys.com/en/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
What: The Midas TouchWhere: Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA, UKWhen: October 17; 02.30 PM BSTTop lots of the sale:- Yves Klein (1928 – 1962): Monogold without Title (Mg 44). Signed, dated Paris 1961 and dedicated For Jeannine with the true friendship of Yves on the reverse, gold leaf on wood panel, 21 by 15.5 by 8 3/8 by 6 1/8 in. Estimate: 800,000 — 1,200,000 GBP (1,028,160 - 1,542,240 USD)- Gold Ferrari. The only 512 BB finished in Oro Chiaro Metallizzato over Testa di Moro. Fully restored in Modena by marque experts, Just three private owners from new, Ferrari Classiche certified. Estimate: 350,000 — 450,000 GBP (449,820 - 578,340 USD)- A unique French gilded silver mounted marble tea table from the 1904 St Louis International Exhibition, Maison Aucoc, Paris, circa 1900. In the French Empire style, the triform base with classical leaf border supporting three finely sculpted winged female torsi around central column, surmounted by circular mount applied with empire motifs and enclosing the Greek antique green marble top, post-1878 French export marks, 101cm., 40in. diameter; 89cm., 35in. high. Estimate: 300,000 — 500,000 GBP (385,560 - 642,600 USD)- Marc Quinn (B. 1964): Song of the Siren. Incised with the artist's signature, dated 2010 and numbered on the underside, 18 carat gold, 48.3 cm., 19 in. Executed in 2010, this work is from an edition of 1, plus 1 artist's proof. Estimate: 300,000 — 400,000 GBP (385,560 - 514,080 USD)- Jean-Leon Gerome (1824 – 1904): French Corinth. Signed: J.L. Gerome, inscribed: Non Licet Omnibus / Adire Corinthum (Not everybody can go to Corinth), stamped: Siot - Paris and: Bronze and numbered: 129M. Bronze, gilt patina, inlaid with semi-precious stones, 73.5 cm., 28 7/8 in. overall. Estimate: 250,000 — 350,000 GBP (321,300 - 449,820 USD)- A French gilt-bronze mounted frosted cut crystal 'Elephant' liqueur set by Baccarat, made for or after the Exposition Universelle de Paris of 1878, circa 1880. The body of the elephant in frosted and pearlised crystal with a harness, draped and ornamented with gilt-bronze, supporting a palanquin in the form of an Indian temple carved with the god Ganesh in low relief, the palanquin in the form of a liqueur set containing a removable stand containing four decanters in engraved and gilded crystal with a harness for two rows of six goblets with handles, standing on a bevelled and diamond cut crystal tray with a gilt-bronze border and handles forming the trunk and heads of the elephant, 62.5cm high, 56.5cm wide, 23cm deep; 2ft., 1ft. 10 1/4in., 9 1/16in. Estimate: 250,000 — 400,000 GBP (321,300 - 514,080 USD)- A pair of large 18ct gold and plique-a-jour enamel vases, McCabe & McCarty for Asprey & Garrard, London, 1998. Each bowl of tapering foliate form with scalloped rim, polychrome enamelled plique-a-jour v-sections of floral sprays, the spreading conical circular base similarly enamelled in triangular lozenges, signed Asprey & Garrard. 33 cm., 13 in. high, 5598 gr., 180 oz.. Estimate: 200,000 — 300,000 GBP (257,040 - 385,560 USD)For details, visit: https://www.sothebys.com/en/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) - Eleven days ago, Lee Gantt was at a Hurricane Florence party in her neighborhood in Georgetown, where the story goes that some houses haven't flooded from the Sampit River since they were built before the American Revolution. She will spend Tuesday with sandbags, watching the nearby ...
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