ANTIQUES
The attention of people to antiques is attracted by two reasons. The first is the love of history, the state and, in connection with these ancient objects that bear the…

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ANTIQUES
The attention of people to antiques is attracted by two reasons. The first is the love of history, the state and, in connection with these ancient objects that bear the…

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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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POCKET WATCHES WACHERON & CONSTANTIN VACHERON & CONSTANTIN

The Swiss watch Vasheron & Constantine is considered one of the most expensive and prestigious in the world. In the second half of the 18th century, Switzerland, from a country full of coups and military mercenaries, smoothly transferred to a country with rapidly developing industry, where one of the main areas of industry was the production of watches.

Switzerland always paid great attention to watchmaking, so in 1601 a special guild of watchmakers was formed in Geneva, and at the end of the 18th century there could already count about 200 watch shops and more than 800 watchmakers. Jean-Marc Washeron, had to work in conditions of strong competition, which served as a tendency to constantly improve the quality and perfection of the characteristics of his watches, and already in 1770, Jean-Marc Washeron released the first pocket watch “Complication” with a complicated clockwork, which served as a kind of statement on the Swiss watch market about outstanding creative abilities. Continue reading

ABOUT COPPER

Copper has long been considered a magical material. Water did not deteriorate in copper dishes, pendants were protected from diseases, copper nickels were applied to a bruised place.

COPPER – the metal of Venus, which gives strength to soft gold, has the magical ability to clarify the feelings of man. A lack of copper in the body leads to anemia. Copper increases the body’s ability to resist infection, and the water, settled in copper dishes, acquires the ability to kill microbes. There is evidence that during the cholera and plague epidemics, as a rule, people who worked with copper and those who wore various copper objects on their bodies did not get sick: crosses, jewelry, hoops. Continue reading

Antiques of strategic importance

The materials feature more than 800 antiquities brought from Europe by truck. The scheme would not stand without the evaluators of the Ministry of Culture, but it worked for eight years. The ultimate beneficiaries are those Petersburgers who have nightstands at the price of a studio apartment. According to Fontanka, on October 29, investigative actions continue. A day earlier, the second wave of the implementation of the Main Investigation Department of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region began. It is associated with the initiation of a multi-episode case under Article 226.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation – smuggling of strategically important cultural property. For understanding – under this article in Russia they would judge the seller of the atomic bomb. Continue reading

What is a flea market?
The world around us Yuri Orlov Grandmaster 3 What is a flea market? Flea markets in Europe and Asia Over the past half century, the world has changed beyond recognition.…

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The security of your collection
If you often visit various sites or forums that are devoted to collecting, you probably have come across more than once information on how to protect your collection from all…

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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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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…

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