International Watch Company (IWC) - a Swiss company producing luxury watches.
The company was founded in 1868 by American watchmaker Florentin Ariosto Jones and watchmaker-entrepreneur Johann Heinrich Moser in the city of Schaffhausen. The newly made company was aimed at the…

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Antiques as a way of investing
Analysts note a steady increase in the price of antiques. That is why this market is so interesting for investing. In addition, on average, any antique item rises in price…

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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 (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

ANTIQUE BROOCH – REFLECTION OF THE ERA

Antique Brooch – as a piece of jewelry – reaches its peak in the middle of the 17th century, it was during this period that European and Russian craftsmen began to actively use diamonds in brooch decoration. And, perhaps, this period can be called the diamond in the history of the evolution of the brooch. It was the works of this period that laid the foundation for diamond cutting of diamonds, which is used today. The brooch itself changes its purpose. If before this brooches were used more as beautifully decorated clasps, then in this period agraphs were more used in ceremonial or other solemn events. 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…

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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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Antiques and time!
Since ancient times, the attention of peoples has been turned to antiques. This was carried out for such reasons, among the first of which was the presence of love for…

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Antique chinese vases
Antique chinese vases Chinese antique vases have always been very popular among collectors around the world, and there are many reasons for this. Firstly, such antique vases are really unique,…

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