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
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 characters, asymmetric mannerism and sophistication of lines. Equally typical for this style are the images of luxurious, fatal women – femme fatale. In this context, there is a certain symbolism reflecting the passing age and the changes that it entailed, including the new role of women in society.
The end of the nineteenth – the beginning of the twentieth century – a tense period in the history of both countries – Russia and France. Continue reading