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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
In the history of antiques, a special position is occupied by the XVIII century, the time when the first European samples of dining and tea utensils appeared. And the forerunner of these events was a wonderful fact from the history of tea, when in the middle of the XVII century it was brought from China to the countries of the West and began to drink first in special coffee houses, and then at home.
A huge variety of tea utensils speaks of the respectful attitude and love of Europeans to tea. Lovers of antiques are given an endless selection of objects of different shapes, materials, countries, factories and craftsmen – tea items seem to be located on the conveyor belt. Continue reading