Lost and Found (originally aired on July 14, 2020)
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 608
- Aug 12, 2020 7:00 pm
- 52:49 mins
Salvator Mundi Guest: Ben Lewis, art critic, documentary film-maker, and author, "The Last Leonardo: The Secret Lives of the World’s Most Expensive Painting" The Salvatore Mundi hung for decades in family homes in suburban America, while art collectors wondered where the masterpiece had disappeared to. It eventually sold at auction for $450 million, amid debate about whether it's the real thing. We'll trace its history and meet some people who never knew what they had hanging in their hallway. The Rarest Eggs Guest: Kieran McCarthy, Managing Director, Wartski, Court Jewellers of London, and author, "Fabergé in London: The British Branch of the Imperial Russian Goldsmith" The Imperial Easter Eggs are extravagant symbols of wealth and craftsmanship, but a number of the famous eggs have been missing for over a hundred years. Kieran McCarthy recounts the day one the missing eggs was rediscovered, at an American junk sale.