Edge of shine: Tiffany ring sold on Violiti
Edge of shine: Tiffany ring sold on Violiti
For many years, Tiffany & Co products have been considered the epitome of luxury, superior quality and impeccable taste. An excellent example of this is the next lot of Violiti, which is a 950 platinum ring. Exquisite decoration in the form of a bow...
13 June 2021, 11:01
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How in the XIX–XX centuries they replaced horses with zebras
How in the XIX–XX centuries they replaced horses with zebras
Zebras have been repeatedly shown interest in order to domesticate them and use them for riding. The European colonizers of Africa drew attention to the resistance of striped animals to diseases carried by tsetse flies. However, attempts to replace the...
11 June 2021, 23:27
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Court sculptor and medal author Joseph Bohm
Court sculptor and medal author Joseph Bohm
On July 6, 1834, Joseph Bohm, a sculptor and author of medals, was born in Vienna, Austria. Joseph's father was the head of the mint in the Austrian Empire. The future medallist followed in the footsteps of his father, studied sculpture, and for some...
11 June 2021, 23:21
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The Pigeon Menace: Raphael's tapestries are in danger
The Pigeon Menace: Raphael's tapestries are in danger
The Raphael tapestries, which are now part of the display at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, were in danger for some time. These works of the Italian painter survived wars and fires, but more recently they were threatened by something seemingly...
11 June 2021, 23:02
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Ancient wooden road discovered in Poland
Ancient wooden road discovered in Poland
In the Polish city of Yaroslavl, archaeologists have unearthed part of a wooden road built at the turn of the XVII–XVIII centuries. This archaeological site is recognized as one of the longest wooden roads found on the territory of modern Poland, it...
11 June 2021, 22:39
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Gold jewelry of the XIX-XX centuries in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum
Gold jewelry of the XIX-XX centuries in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum, founded in 1852 in London, was the very first European museum in which the collection was based on a collection of works of decorative and applied art. The foundation of the institution was associated with the World's Fair...
11 June 2021, 22:16
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Solidus Constantius II - son of Constantine the Grea
Solidus Constantius II - son of Constantine the Grea
In our last article, we talked about Diocletian's aureus - a coin of the tetrarchy period. After Diocletian's withdrawal from the management of the empire and the struggle that began after this, Constantine won, who received the nickname the Great - the...
12 June 2021, 10:02
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White gold: a porcelain pot from the time of the Russian Empire was sold on Violiti
White gold: a porcelain pot from the time of the Russian Empire was sold on Violiti
Flowerpot, created during the Russian Empire, has become another interesting lot on the Violity website. The pyramidal porcelain is decorated with plant and animal elements. Floral motifs are used for a decorative "garter", and images of animals are...
11 June 2021, 22:06
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Lyrical and festive plot in painting - a painting of the 18th century on Violiti
Lyrical and festive plot in painting - a painting of the 18th century on Violiti
Painting "Annunciation", painted in 1746 by Johann Georg Bermüller, was exhibited at Violiti's website at the end of last month. The lot is supported by the expert opinion of the Bureau of Scientific and Technical Expertise "ART-LAB". The exposed lot...
10 June 2021, 10:43
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The streets of Prague in the 1980s
The streets of Prague in the 1980s
The history of Prague is usually counted from the IX century, when the first documentary mention of the city appeared. However, there were settlements here before: they developed, increased, united, until a large city was formed. Prague was the heart of...
9 June 2021, 21:45
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