What are we, today, so attracted to antiques? The answer to this question can be at least a few reasons.
As a rule, this is a reverent attitude and love of history – after all, touching unique antiquities, you not only enjoy these works, but simply can plunge into the atmosphere of the past centuries. After all, antiques are not only of historical value, but also are the rarest treasures of world nations. After all, over time, most of the antiquities acquire more and more historical and cultural value. And this means that when buying such items, you will not only spend a considerable amount of money, but actually use a great way to invest your capital. Continue reading
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, as they have no analogues either in color or in the technology of creation. Secondly, Chinese antique vases date back to the 15-19th century, and only for this reason are considered original things that so attract collectors. Thirdly, the price of such art objects, sometimes forcing collectors to think about ways to store such antique vases.
Of course, for these purposes you can buy airbags in bulk, but it’s much better to sleep on them, especially since the wholesale sales of airbags have increased significantly today, and as for vases, you just need to learn how to properly care for them and dust in a timely manner , and you will not have problems. Continue reading
Everyone knows the famous antiquarian Agafon Faberge, the eldest son of the famous Russian jeweler Karl Faberge. Many secrets and omissions are associated with his name. Where did the collection collected by the antique dealer after the October Revolution go? Where are the treasures of the Faberge surname that the Bolsheviks could not confiscate? There are still no answers to these questions.
Faberge was founded in 1842. The most famous was thanks to Faberge eggs made for members of the royal family.
During the February Revolution, the company of Carl Faberge suffered significantly. But he finally finished off, delivered a knockout blow October Revolution. Continue reading
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
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 ancient book; it is also estimated by who it is, what circulation of the book and how many copies exist today. In this regard, there are currently seven books and three manuscripts in the world, which are the most expensive and valuable copies not only in a single country, but throughout the world.
According to some estimates, the tenth position is the Jewish Bible, which was created in a single copy in the ninth century AD in Babylon. Its cost according to 2012 is about four million US dollars, although back in 1989 it was sold at auction for three million one hundred eighty thousand dollars. Continue reading