RUSSIA AND FRANCE: PARADOXES OF JEWELRY ART IN MODERN STYLE
Jewelry of the new style at the end of the 19th century conquered everyone with its bright decorativeness and imagery, which are characterized by drama and symbolism, unusually interpreted mythological…

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HISTORY OF THE CLEARING OF STERLING SILVER
Since silver is a soft metal, it is practically not used in its pure form. Most often it is an alloy of silver and copper. The ratio of the quantities…

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International Watch Company (IWC) - a Swiss company producing luxury watches.
The company was founded in 1868 by American watchmaker Florentin Ariosto Jones and watchmaker-entrepreneur Johann Heinrich Moser in the city of Schaffhausen. The newly made company was aimed at the…

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Collecting antique books – a lesson for wealthy people

Collecting antique books – a lesson for wealthy people
Today, antique bookstores and collectibles of antique tomes are experiencing a real boom. This was greatly facilitated by the last decree on antiques from 1994, which determines that any print media whose publication year is before 1950 can be considered antique books.

However, do not rush to the libraries of grandparents, ruining them ugly. Each publication has a price, but not always the one you expect to receive for it. Anyway, everyone decides on the rarity of a book for himself independently, based on his own considerations and outlook on life.

The middle of the XVI century is considered the heyday of the professional trade in book antiques. Continue reading

Trade in antique books in Russia from the era of Peter I to the present day

The developed system of book antiques trade, with the relevant rules and laws, is one of the most important components in creating the most favorable conditions for the emergence of a collection of antique printed and manuscript books. In book antiques, as, perhaps, in no other area of ​​antique collecting, a competent intermediary specialist is needed between the collector and the owner of the subject of his interest.
Antique collectors in Europe were engaged in the sale of ancient books in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The first catalogs of old books that were sold at fairs in Leipzig and Frankfurt were published in Germany in 1564. This date is considered the beginning of the professional trade in book antiques.

Until the 18th century, antique books were sold among other antiques. Only at the turn of the XVIII-XIX centuries, the trade in ancient books became a separate type of antique trade. The largest centers for the sale of antique books in these centuries were Paris, London, Munich, Milan, Amsterdam. Continue reading

Relics of Thailand

Relics of Thailand
Thailand is a unique country with its vast history of traditions and, of course, relics that are very popular among collectors around the world. What is such a uniqueness of rare things brought from Thailand?
Thailand is a country with a history exceeding several thousand years, and, therefore, every respected collector can perfectly get hold of this country with amazing exhibits in its collection. So, it is known for certain that coins of the 14th century made of pure gold are of special value, the price at auctions for which can reach up to 18 thousand dollars in equivalent for one piece. On the front of the coin is an image of a swordsman warrior, and an inscription in Thai meaning “Bravery and Glory” in translation. Continue reading

GOLD AND SILVER BUSINESS
Gold and silver are usually called the artistic processing of precious metals. Since ancient times, gold and silver have been used to create a variety of objects, not only because…

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Antiques as a way of investing
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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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Antiques Assessment - Customer Information
Evaluation and buying up antiques today is one of the popular forms of selling old things. If you consider it necessary not just to throw things away, but to find…

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