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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Porcelain collecting
Collecting can be safely attributed to the most common hobby. Collectors are able to see the beautiful in ordinary things. It is worth noting that today this hobby is positioned…

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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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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

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 ways:

In large cities and with large churches there were workshops that painted icons. They didn’t draw, but wrote. People who had an education and specially studied icon painting. Each region had its own schools and workshops, which experts now determine by the features of painting on the icon. Each region had its own distinctive style. People came to these workshops and ordered there the icons that they needed. Naturally, this was not done for free. Money was paid for such icons, and sometimes not very small. Then on this icon, sometimes a salary was ordered – a metal cover made of brass and silver. Continue reading

The most expensive antique books
Every self-respecting second-hand bookmaker at least once in his life was interested in which of the books is the most valuable. This will not necessarily be the oldest and most…

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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 -…

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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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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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