POCKET WATCHES WACHERON & CONSTANTIN VACHERON & CONSTANTIN
The Swiss watch Vasheron & Constantine is considered one of the most expensive and prestigious in the world. In the second half of the 18th century, Switzerland, from a country…

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Antiques in the antique market today
The consumer trend is by no means formed in demand! The subtitle is probably too “cocky”, but according to our observations, the assortment of antique salons and, in general, the…

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GOLD AND SILVER BUSINESS
Gold and silver are usually called the artistic processing of precious metals. Since ancient times, gold and silver have been used to create a variety of objects, not only because…

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Icon collecting

Throughout life, Russian people have been associated with icons. Under the images of saints, he was born, married. After death, during the burial, people put an icon in the coffin so that the soul of the deceased would find eternal rest. In each hut there was reserved a place for icons, it was called the “red” corner or kut. His other name is the deity, the front angle, the chapel, the icon …

The hut of the Orthodox Christian has always been “marked” in the image of the Holy: it was placed near the gate or porch, it served as a defense against evil and evil people. Formally, the saints were not traded. Shabby, outdated icons could be brought to the icon shop and instead of themselves choose a new one, while paying extra money. If the seller considered that the amount received was too small, he, without uttering a word, pushed the money back. In this case, the buyer had to pay extra. Continue reading

Antiques in the antique market today

The consumer trend is by no means formed in demand!
The subtitle is probably too “cocky”, but according to our observations, the assortment of antique salons and, in general, the antiques market is often formed not only by demand but by supply, because an antique thing is an old item that has been preserved for a long time, often exists in a single copy, therefore the market is often formed on the basis of the principle “we managed to find what we sell”, which means that traders can influence Purchasing in some way, offering the Buyer familiar and exotic items that are not related to and to one steadily acquired group of antique objects, such as, for example, ancient icons, paintings, furniture, silver or porcelain. Continue reading

WATCH COLLECTION WITH A LIMITED BUDGET

Most collectors are always looking for the sleeping one who is waiting to be found. One story tells how a collector went to a pawnshop and asked the owner if he had any gold pocket watches for sale. The pawnshop broker replied, “No, but I have a pocket watch brand” 23J “with a silver case at a good price.” Even though the pocket watch was in a cheaper case, the collector decided to investigate the mechanism. When he opened the back of the watch to inspect the movement, there he saw the signature “24J Bunn Special” engraved on the plate and immediately decided to buy this watch. The mechanism was working and in excellent condition. The collector asked for a price. The broker said that he is trying to get rid of the watch, but he does not succeed in this, and if he wants to buy it, he is ready to sell it for $ 35. The collector bought a pocket watch and replaced the silver case with a gold-plated case “J. Boss, ”and sold the watch a month later for $ 400. He spent a total of $ 100, when he sold the watch, he made a profit of $ 300 Continue reading

International Watch Company (IWC) - a Swiss company producing luxury watches.
The company was founded in 1868 by American watchmaker Florentin Ariosto Jones and watchmaker-entrepreneur Johann Heinrich Moser in the city of Schaffhausen. The newly made company was aimed at the…

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JEWELRY ART ART DECO
The Art Deco style first made itself known in the early 1920s in France, then spread to the United States and most European countries. After the First World War, a…

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Antique Secrets of the Past
Currently, not only a private collector, but also the state is fond of antiques. Typically, antique objects are distinguished in terms of their material value, as well as historical. Also,…

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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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