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The 18th century played a huge role in the development of antiques, because it was during this period that the first samples of tea-ware, as well as dining, were created. This happened because tea was brought from China in the 17th century. Soon there was a need to create tea utensils. This is how antique lovers were able to get items of the most amazing forms created from various materials. Gradually began to appear factories that specialized in the production of various tea utensils. Some objects from the past keep secrets, are witnesses of important historical events. In addition, tea sets from the past are real works of art. Continue reading
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, antique dealers can appreciate a particular school for the production of certain products. That is, antiques can have different values depending on the point of view of their assessment.
To purchase antique products, it is important to understand them. First of all, a collector or just a buyer should be able to distinguish crafts from real antiques. You also need to be able to distinguish between manufacturers, production time and much more. Criteria can vary depending on the particular type, for example, for glass and porcelain objects, their integrity is important, preserving the complete set. Otherwise, the value is markedly reduced. 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