CHATELIN FOR POCKET WATCHES. HISTORY OF THE APPEARANCE
The beautiful French word Chatlin at the end of the seventeenth century was called a special, metal chain. One end of which was fixed on the clothes of gentlemen and…

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JEWELRY ART ART DECO
The Art Deco style first made itself known in the early 1920s in France, then spread to the United States and most European countries. After the First World War, a…

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What is a flea market?
The world around us Yuri Orlov Grandmaster 3 What is a flea market? Flea markets in Europe and Asia Over the past half century, the world has changed beyond recognition.…

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Attractiveness of Antiques

What are we, today, so attracted to antiques? The answer to this question can be at least a few reasons.

As a rule, this is a reverent attitude and love of history – after all, touching unique antiquities, you not only enjoy these works, but simply can plunge into the atmosphere of the past centuries. After all, antiques are not only of historical value, but also are the rarest treasures of world nations. After all, over time, most of the antiquities acquire more and more historical and cultural value. And this means that when buying such items, you will not only spend a considerable amount of money, but actually use a great way to invest your capital. Continue reading

The secrets of the antique dealer Agathon Faberge

Everyone knows the famous antiquarian Agafon Faberge, the eldest son of the famous Russian jeweler Karl Faberge. Many secrets and omissions are associated with his name. Where did the collection collected by the antique dealer after the October Revolution go? Where are the treasures of the Faberge surname that the Bolsheviks could not confiscate? There are still no answers to these questions.

Faberge was founded in 1842. The most famous was thanks to Faberge eggs made for members of the royal family.

During the February Revolution, the company of Carl Faberge suffered significantly. But he finally finished off, delivered a knockout blow October Revolution. Continue reading

The most expensive antique books

Every self-respecting second-hand bookmaker at least once in his life was interested in which of the books is the most valuable. This will not necessarily be the oldest and most ancient book; it is also estimated by who it is, what circulation of the book and how many copies exist today. In this regard, there are currently seven books and three manuscripts in the world, which are the most expensive and valuable copies not only in a single country, but throughout the world.

According to some estimates, the tenth position is the Jewish Bible, which was created in a single copy in the ninth century AD in Babylon. Its cost according to 2012 is about four million US dollars, although back in 1989 it was sold at auction for three million one hundred eighty thousand dollars. Continue reading

Pictures steal: what is valued in the black antiques market
STEALING PICTURES TREYAKOVSKY GALLERY Experts call the unfortunate misunderstanding what happened in the Tretyakov Gallery. The alleged kidnapper was able to calculate in hot pursuit. The picture was found. Nevertheless,…

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Porcelain collecting
Collecting can be safely attributed to the most common hobby. Collectors are able to see the beautiful in ordinary things. It is worth noting that today this hobby is positioned…

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Icon collecting
Throughout life, Russian people have been associated with icons. Under the images of saints, he was born, married. After death, during the burial, people put an icon in the coffin…

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Antique paintings
In today's world, a huge number of people collecting antiques. This is one of the most fascinating and informative types of collecting. After all, in just a few years, you…

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