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
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 its existence, she actively collaborated with such famous brands as Montblanc, Porsche, Maybach, Rolf Benz, Bulthaup, Meisson and Rosenthal. Products of this brand are ordered by European royal houses, the best hotels and the most prestigious restaurants in the world. The King of Jordan has these devices in his palace.
One of the most famous Russian clients of this company can be called Roman Abramovich and the Kremlin, ordering devices with the Alt-Spaten design, decorated with engraving having the appearance of a double-headed eagle. Continue reading
Most often, customers are offered silver pair Saturday candlesticks, Hanukkah lamps, all kinds of aromatics, pointers and the so-called “kid glasses” or, depending on the shape, size, “kid’s glasses” created on the territory of the Russian Empire in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The same products, sometimes from earlier eras and mainly from Western European production, are presented and bought at Sotheby’s and Christie’s auctions. As a rule, the price of such antiques is quite high, which is explained not so much by the artistic merits of the products, as by their unusualness and rarity.
Jewish art, which is closely connected with religion and the cult ritualism of everyday life, was not appreciated until relatively recently. Continue reading