October 29th, 2008
Thank you all for the e-mails and kind words asking, “Pontius…where are you? Are you going to come back and share with us all of those beautiful and interesting pieces discovered by you in the thrift stores, antique stores, flea markets, and auction houses. We want more! MORE!”
My answer Dear Reader is Of Course, Here I am!
I’ve been moving into a lovely new apartment in Los Angeles. In fact, my last apartment in Williamsburg Brooklyn, would happily fit in the living room of my new apartment. And I still have a bedroom, a bathroom, a dining room, a kitchen, two walk in closets, and built-ins. Oh the luxury of space that The West affords.
I thought you might enjoy this– think house warming present, thank you! Forever I will have the memory of the Austrian enamel and silver-gilt roc ridden by a putto. Vienna, late 19th century. As the description read: Well painted with exotic beasts on white ground with overlapping scales, the wings set with stones and pearls, ridden by a silver gilt putto, marked on claws and putto. Estimate 80-100,000.
You were sorely missed! With this sad economy, we so desperately need your wit and your whimsy. Congratulations on your new home. Might we see photos of it, please?