Antique chinese vases
Antique chinese vases Chinese antique vases have always been very popular among collectors around the world, and there are many reasons for this. Firstly, such antique vases are really unique,…

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The magic charm of ancient weapons
There are people who simply can not resist the magical charm of ancient weapons. They usually form a whole collection of antique blades or pistols. But do not forget that…

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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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hallmark of the London

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 of one and the other metal was constantly changing, until Edward I introduced the branding system in 1300, according to the standard, now the share of silver in the finished product should be at least 92.5 percent. Only in this case could silver be called “sterling” and wear a stamp with a leopard head.
After 63 years, that is, in 1363, the brand of the master was introduced, which made it impossible to falsify the products with the stamp of the head of a leopard. In 1478, a letter appears, which means the year of branding of the product. And in 1544, the image of a walking lion put the final confirmation of the royal control over branding. Continue reading

ANTIQUE BROOCH - REFLECTION OF THE ERA
Antique Brooch - as a piece of jewelry - reaches its peak in the middle of the 17th century, it was during this period that European and Russian craftsmen began…

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Antique paintings
In today's world, a huge number of people collecting antiques. This is one of the most fascinating and informative types of collecting. After all, in just a few years, you…

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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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18th Century Antiques: Real Works of Art
18th Century Antiques: Real Works of Art The 18th century is called the gallant century in history: it was at this time that exquisite arts, fashion and entertainment were elevated.…

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