Antique chinese vases
Antique chinese vases Chinese antique vases have always been very popular among collectors around the world, and there are many reasons for this. Firstly, such antique vases are really unique,…

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The magic charm of ancient weapons
There are people who simply can not resist the magical charm of ancient weapons. They usually form a whole collection of antique blades or pistols. But do not forget that…

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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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collections in Paris

Tea devices for connoisseurs of antiques

The 18th century played a huge role in the development of antiques, because it was during this period that the first samples of tea-ware, as well as dining, were created. This happened because tea was brought from China in the 17th century. Soon there was a need to create tea utensils. This is how antique lovers were able to get items of the most amazing forms created from various materials. Gradually began to appear factories that specialized in the production of various tea utensils. Some objects from the past keep secrets, are witnesses of important historical events. In addition, tea sets from the past are real works of art. Continue reading

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

A cane and its elegant image. What was the prop?

How would you recommend holding hands while walking if they are not busy with anything? At the seams? Inconveniently! Swing? Firstly, I am not in the ranks, and secondly, I am a woman. In your pockets? It’s somehow very hooligan … Fold on the chest? And if you lose your balance? The problem, as the hero of one film says … I would walk with a cane, live in France at the end of the 18th century – it was there that they appeared as a fashionable women’s accessory. According to Casanova, canes, rather reeds – so thin and graceful they were – served as a support for fashionistas who wore 6-inch heels (recall: inch = 2.54 cm). And if you now demand these fancy wands from fashion, you need to wear hats with feathers or a veil, fan yourself with a fan, put on wide multi-tiered skirts …

I say: problem! Logically speaking, a man needs a cane for support – it means that it is assumed that the person is, to put it mildly, middle-aged. But the paradox is that it was the young people who considered the cane a mandatory element of their appearance. She seemed to be announcing to others that her master was moving from youths to grooms. And another moment: the publication of such equipment was equivalent to the first visit … a brothel. Wow – a symbol of adulthood! No matter how you joke, but by the reed, it turns out that social status was determined. Nobles, for example, didn’t go outside without a cane. 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…

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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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Antiques in the antique market today
The consumer trend is by no means formed in demand! The subtitle is probably too “cocky”, but according to our observations, the assortment of antique salons and, in general, the…

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A cane and its elegant image. What was the prop?
How would you recommend holding hands while walking if they are not busy with anything? At the seams? Inconveniently! Swing? Firstly, I am not in the ranks, and secondly, I…

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