Trade in antique books in Russia from the era of Peter I to the present day
The developed system of book antiques trade, with the relevant rules and laws, is one of the most important components in creating the most favorable conditions for the emergence of…

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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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For those who have everything - “future antiques”
The Odessa Museum of Modern Art (Sabansky Lane, 4a) opened a personal exhibition of the sculptor Alexander Podmasco. In fact, antiques can be declared to calm the soul any junk…

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Pictures steal: what is valued in the black antiques market

STEALING PICTURES TREYAKOVSKY GALLERY
Experts call the unfortunate misunderstanding what happened in the Tretyakov Gallery. The alleged kidnapper was able to calculate in hot pursuit. The picture was found. Nevertheless, there are many more questions than answers regarding the crime – it is not completely clear what drove the 31-year-old suspect. Izvestia experts talked about how things are today on the black market of art and antiques.

Oil painting: in the Tretyakov Gallery in broad daylight stole the work of Kuindzhi
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GOLD AND SILVER BUSINESS

Gold and silver are usually called the artistic processing of precious metals. Since ancient times, gold and silver have been used to create a variety of objects, not only because they are beautiful and durable, but also because these metals are relatively easy to process using a variety of techniques and can additionally be decorated with precious stones, colored enamel, etc. . The materials themselves indicate that the works of them were intended mainly for the elect: the tsar’s circle, church nobility, the decoration and life of palaces and monasteries.

By appointment, items made of precious metals are divided into precious utensils and jewelry. For the manufacture of products using gold, silver, platinum, as well as alloys. Continue reading

MOVADO CLOCK FIRM, SWITZERLAND

In 1881, a 19-year-old graduate of the watchmaking school Achille Ditesheim founded his own watchmaking company, which his three brothers soon joined. In 1905, a new, modern factory was built, and the company became known as Movado. Movado in the international language Esperanto means “always on the move.” Esperanto was very popular among European cosmopolitan circles, providing an interesting insight into Ditesheim’s vision.
In the first decade of the 20th century, when the market was still directed towards the production of pocket watches, Movado began to manufacture watches. The company became a pioneer in the production of miniaturized movements and in 1912 launched the Polyplan watch. Continue reading

JEWELRY ART ART DECO
The Art Deco style first made itself known in the early 1920s in France, then spread to the United States and most European countries. After the First World War, a…

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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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Pictures steal: what is valued in the black antiques market
STEALING PICTURES TREYAKOVSKY GALLERY Experts call the unfortunate misunderstanding what happened in the Tretyakov Gallery. The alleged kidnapper was able to calculate in hot pursuit. The picture was found. Nevertheless,…

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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,…

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