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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MARINE CHRONOMETERS
For people of maritime professions, spending many months away from the earth, the ship becomes a second home. Therefore, all items of ship's life surrounding sailors should be durable, comfortable,…

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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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Antique Secrets of the Past

Currently, not only a private collector, but also the state is fond of antiques. Typically, antique objects are distinguished in terms of their material value, as well as historical. Also, antique dealers can appreciate a particular school for the production of certain products. That is, antiques can have different values ​​depending on the point of view of their assessment.

To purchase antique products, it is important to understand them. First of all, a collector or just a buyer should be able to distinguish crafts from real antiques. You also need to be able to distinguish between manufacturers, production time and much more. Criteria can vary depending on the particular type, for example, for glass and porcelain objects, their integrity is important, preserving the complete set. Otherwise, the value is markedly reduced. 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

The security of your collection

If you often visit various sites or forums that are devoted to collecting, you probably have come across more than once information on how to protect your collection from all kinds of problems. This is a very urgent problem that has plagued all collectors since time immemorial. Just imagine, here you have been collecting the collection for decades, invested a huge amount of spiritual and material resources in it, and then bam, and some kind of trouble happened to it. It’s like taking a beloved child, a terrible loss. Therefore, the issue of collection security must be approached very seriously.

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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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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.…

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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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MOVADO CLOCK FIRM, SWITZERLAND
In 1881, a 19-year-old graduate of the watchmaking school Achille Ditesheim founded his own watchmaking company, which his three brothers soon joined. In 1905, a new, modern factory was built,…

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