“I joke that my style reflects my ADD; it’s a mix that transcends styles, generations, and degrees of formality,” says aesthete, businessman, and curator Michael Polenske, who wears too many hats to list them all here. “I celebrate the perfection of imperfection: when pieces show their age and are pulled together with both confidence and nonchalance.” Polenske is the founder of the idyllic Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley, an aspirational, edited setting reminiscent of a private club that includes an art, design, and wine-tasting gallery with an outdoor sculpture garden.
A pair of mid-19th-century apothecary jars with original
red and gold tole lids and labels written in Latin. The undersides of the jars show a glass blower's pontil mark. The mouth opening measures 3"W. Found near Bergerac in the Aquitaine ...
Rare set of 12 sapphire blue French apothecary
jars with handwritten gold paper labels. The jars are handblown as evidenced by polished pontil marks at the base. These bottles survived the bombings in World War II yet most were destroyed. ...