Andrea Amati violin, 1564 - in memory of my uncle-by-marriage, Nat Nisson, who played the violin professionally. Not sure what eventually became of his precious Amati and Stradivarius instruments, about which he talked with such deep affection.
The Pomegranate-fruit. Pricey pomegranate juice may be a consumer fad, but the fashionable fruit has been around since time began. Some scholars even claim it was a pomegranate, not an apple that Eve snacked on in the Garden of Eden.