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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The secrets of the antique dealer Agathon Faberge
Everyone knows the famous antiquarian Agafon Faberge, the eldest son of the famous Russian jeweler Karl Faberge. Many secrets and omissions are associated with his name. Where did the collection…

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Antiques in the antique market today
The consumer trend is by no means formed in demand! The subtitle is probably too “cocky”, but according to our observations, the assortment of antique salons and, in general, the…

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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 value. How to understand whether something belongs to your item, or is it just taking up space in vain? First of all, if you have already decided to get rid of something, you start to look in local newspapers, look at bulletin boards and find messages of the following nature: “I will buy expensive antiques, antiques, porcelain, books, photographs, etc.” Of course, the word “expensive” immediately captivates, and you begin to call the author of the ad. But most often you do not get to a collector, but to a reseller, whose task is to buy something cheaper from you, and then resell to the right person more expensive. Another option is to go to an antique store.

Here you can be offered a very specific amount for your item, however, remember that such stores also have their own interest, because this is their job. Imagine yourself at the place of the buyer. A person comes to you who wants to sell something, but he does not even know how much it will cost, but, apparently, he really needs and needs the money right now. 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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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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A cane and its elegant image. What was the prop?
How would you recommend holding hands while walking if they are not busy with anything? At the seams? Inconveniently! Swing? Firstly, I am not in the ranks, and secondly, I…

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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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