Pictures from the exhibition, or How to buy masterpieces?
Once we had an art day - we went to the sale of paintings in the House of Bessarabian Jews (there is such a building in Tel Aviv). This is…

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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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Can I sell icons from home?
To talk about such a complex topic, let's turn to the story. Who knows how icons fell into people's hands? In fact, an icon could reach a person in several…

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Private letters of Buccaneers

At the moment, between collectors around the world, a real fight has unleashed for unique exhibits from the past, and these exhibits are not related to any one theme, such as numismatics, bonistics, and so on, they are interested in just rare things that if they exist, then only in one single copy, and believe me, there are a lot of such things. Today. We suggest talking about pirates, and to be more precise, about buccaneers, who in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were a real problem in the Caribbean.

Buccaneers differ from ordinary pirates in that they did not attack all the ships that sailed across the Caribbean Sea, but only on Spanish ships. Continue reading

Tea devices for connoisseurs of antiques

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

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, 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

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The magic charm of ancient weapons
There are people who simply can not resist the magical charm of ancient weapons. They usually form a whole collection of antique blades or pistols. But do not forget that…

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SILVER CUPPER IN PRE-REVOLUTIONARY RUSSIA.
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…

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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…

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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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