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 most expensive antique books
Every self-respecting second-hand bookmaker at least once in his life was interested in which of the books is the most valuable. This will not necessarily be the oldest and most…

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CHATELIN FOR POCKET WATCHES. HISTORY OF THE APPEARANCE
The beautiful French word Chatlin at the end of the seventeenth century was called a special, metal chain. One end of which was fixed on the clothes of gentlemen and…

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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 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 Assessment - Customer Information
Evaluation and buying up antiques today is one of the popular forms of selling old things. If you consider it necessary not just to throw things away, but to find…

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Collecting antique books - a lesson for wealthy people
Collecting antique books - a lesson for wealthy people Today, antique bookstores and collectibles of antique tomes are experiencing a real boom. This was greatly facilitated by the last decree…

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RUSSIA AND FRANCE: PARADOXES OF JEWELRY ART IN MODERN STYLE
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…

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