Sunday, December 23, 2007


Dear Friends: The Christmas message below was written many decades ago by our grandfather Vene P. Stokes, a native and lifelong resident of New Orleans. We share it with you with gratitude and humility.
Love, -Alan and Charles Rosenberg.

Vene P. Stokes
Born--1907, Born Again--1949, Died--1995

Monday, December 17, 2007

Lawrence Copeland

My next article in Silver magazine (after the March/April 2008 article on Earl Krentzin, see below) will be on silversmith/designer Lawrence Copeland who was associated with Shop One and designed for Oneida in the 1950s. Check out the excellent website about Shop One, which was one of the most important craft/design venues of the 1950s:
Vessels by Copeland shown below. Will let you know when I have a publication date.

Silver by Lawrence Copeland, circa 1955

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Fontana Arte

Just came from drinks and viewing of Design (with a capital D) at Phillips de Pury. Loved this bronze table mirror by Fontana Arte. Lots of other beautiful things as well.