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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Attractiveness of Antiques
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…

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Antique dolls
The choice of a profession, let alone a hobby, cannot always be explained logically. Why does a respectable man with a mustache devote himself to carving wooden horses, and does…

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and it was decided

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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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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…

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Antique clock
What is antiques in general? Antiques mean various categories of antiques having one or another value. Value most often consists, in addition to age and material of manufacture, from rarity…

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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.…

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How to evaluate an antiques item?
Spoons, forks, cup holders, samovars, plates, figurines, and even old photographs with the image of strangers to you - all this in our time is an antiquity and has its…

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