Olmiite: One of the few really new, exciting finds of any quantity at Munich 2008 and then, in more fullness, at Tucson 2009, was of these beautiful specimens of a new species: Olmiite. New scientific work has shown them to be, in fact, a new species entirely. These are extraordinarily color-sensitive to the light spectrum in which they are viewed. They are more red/pink in spectrum-balanced halogen or normal sunlight, and more peach/pink in fluorescent lighting.
"The unmistakable posters of Pierre Mendell (1929, Essen – 2008, Munich) are, even today, the subject of international attention; Mendell is considered one of the world’s leading graphic designers. His large-scale graphic compositions, their clear and striking colors, their somewhat abstract formal vocabulary and their distinctive typography display electrifying vigor on the advertising columns and billboards of the city."
Bavarian Lover's Knot Pearl Tiara. Attributed to Caspar Rieländer, the famous Munich court jeweller, ca 1825, was made for Queen Therese of Bavaria, Pss of Saxe-Hildburghausen 1792-1854. 16 diamond arches with pearl drops hanging from lover's knot bows, topped with pear shaped pearls