Antique clock
What is antiques in general? Antiques mean various categories of antiques having one or another value. Value most often consists, in addition to age and material of manufacture, from rarity…

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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 dolls
The choice of a profession, let alone a hobby, cannot always be explained logically. Why does a respectable man with a mustache devote himself to carving wooden horses, and does…

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copper and less silver

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

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 they are beautiful and durable, but also because these metals are relatively easy to process using a variety of techniques and can additionally be decorated with precious stones, colored enamel, etc. . The materials themselves indicate that the works of them were intended mainly for the elect: the tsar’s circle, church nobility, the decoration and life of palaces and monasteries.

By appointment, items made of precious metals are divided into precious utensils and jewelry. For the manufacture of products using gold, silver, platinum, as well as alloys. Continue reading

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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Antiques of strategic importance
The materials feature more than 800 antiquities brought from Europe by truck. The scheme would not stand without the evaluators of the Ministry of Culture, but it worked for eight…

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ANNUAL SPOONS ROBBE & BERKING
An old German manufactory called Robbe & Berking has now turned over 130 years old. It was founded in 1874 in the vicinity of a German city called Flensburg. During…

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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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