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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Antique shop and its secrets: why do we love antique furniture so much?
If only furniture could tell its story ... Antiques are Mary's long-standing passion. She holds an antique store on the outskirts of London and some of her things are collected…

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Antiques, hanging shelves and 5 more things in the interior that negatively affect success
Does the person determine the environment or does the environment determine the person? The question is interesting - true, rhetorical. Naturally, we will not seek an answer to it, but…

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Pictures from the exhibition, or How to buy masterpieces?

Once we had an art day – we went to the sale of paintings in the House of Bessarabian Jews (there is such a building in Tel Aviv). This is the second sale we visited – the first was a few years ago. Tel Aviv-Bessarabian Jewish House Photo: Source When we go there, we don’t even think there is anything to buy there. There are at least two reasons for this: there is no money and nothing to buy. And what draws us there? I just want to get involved in contemporary art.

In general, this can be done at least every day – many galleries, for all tastes. But there is no such review of a constantly operating and huge exhibition of paintings. Photo: Boris Rokhlenko, personal archive of the Pictures – many, exhibited about 1000 paintings and reproductions. There are originals. There are reproductions. There are famous names, there are popular names, there are completely unknown names. Prices – from $ 50 per reproduction to $ 5,000 per original. Here is an artist who repeatedly copies her paintings. She is already so famous, her galleries are so full of works that there is simply nowhere else to go. Continue reading

SILVER CUPPER IN PRE-REVOLUTIONARY RUSSIA.

In the history of antiques, a special position is occupied by the XVIII century, the time when the first European samples of dining and tea utensils appeared. And the forerunner of these events was a wonderful fact from the history of tea, when in the middle of the XVII century it was brought from China to the countries of the West and began to drink first in special coffee houses, and then at home.
A huge variety of tea utensils speaks of the respectful attitude and love of Europeans to tea. Lovers of antiques are given an endless selection of objects of different shapes, materials, countries, factories and craftsmen – tea items seem to be located on the conveyor belt. Continue reading

ANTIQUES

The attention of people to antiques is attracted by two reasons. The first is the love of history, the state and, in connection with these ancient objects that bear the imprints of past centuries. Antiques in and of themselves are not only beautiful and original, but also a national treasure of every nation. The second reason also emerges from this: most antiquities increase in value over time and their purchase becomes an excellent method of investing capital.
For this, it is necessary to possess not only sufficient capital, but also special knowledge. First you need to ask and determine what, in fact, provides antiques? By definition, antiques are an old and rare piece of art or a valuable item that is a subject of bidding and collecting. But, to assign an item the status of antiques, it must possess certain characteristics. The main attribute is the category of antiquity, and this is the attribute that should always be. Continue reading

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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For those who have everything - “future antiques”
The Odessa Museum of Modern Art (Sabansky Lane, 4a) opened a personal exhibition of the sculptor Alexander Podmasco. In fact, antiques can be declared to calm the soul any junk…

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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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Can I sell icons from home?
To talk about such a complex topic, let's turn to the story. Who knows how icons fell into people's hands? In fact, an icon could reach a person in several…

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