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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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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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 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 (rarity) and uniqueness.

“Antique watches” – this category includes antique watches that were invented by mankind in the past (at least more than 50-60 years ago). What kinds and types of materials people did not produce instruments for measuring time. Among the ancient watches there are models dating back several centuries, made of gold and decorated with precious stones. And they were made of such high quality that they can still be used for their intended purpose. It is no exaggeration to say that watches manufactured many years ago also carry historical value. They can be equated with works of art, such as paintings or sculptures. Naturally, the price of such watches is very high, and if they belonged to some famous person, they are sold at a special auction. Continue reading

RUSSIA AND FRANCE: PARADOXES OF JEWELRY ART IN MODERN STYLE

Jewelry of the new style at the end of the 19th century conquered everyone with its bright decorativeness and imagery, which are characterized by drama and symbolism, unusually interpreted mythological characters, asymmetric mannerism and sophistication of lines. Equally typical for this style are the images of luxurious, fatal women – femme fatale. In this context, there is a certain symbolism reflecting the passing age and the changes that it entailed, including the new role of women in society.
The end of the nineteenth – the beginning of the twentieth century – a tense period in the history of both countries – Russia and France. Continue reading

CHATELIN FOR POCKET WATCHES. HISTORY OF THE APPEARANCE

The beautiful French word Chatlin at the end of the seventeenth century was called a special, metal chain. One end of which was fixed on the clothes of gentlemen and the other was adapted to connect a variety of stationery items and a bunch of keys.

At first, Chatlin was made from simple alloys and metals. And it was a clip on which the keys to the house were attached. Since at that time most wealthy people didn’t have apartments, but their own houses with many rooms that were locked, the bunch turned out quite weighty and did not fit in your pocket. In order to find a suitable key, I had to remove all or part of the bunch, which was rather inconvenient. Continue reading

ANNUAL SPOONS ROBBE & BERKING
An old German manufactory called Robbe & Berking has now turned over 130 years old. It was founded in 1874 in the vicinity of a German city called Flensburg. During…

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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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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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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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