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Collecting Antique Silver

It's cheaper than Gold but Collecting Antique Silver can be an expensive pastime. If you choose collecting antique silver as your main antique interest, you should make sure you know the general history and the historical periods associated with collectable silver. Silver is a precious metal. It's lighter and slightly less malleable than gold, but unlike gold, silver is prone to tarnishing as it reacts with pollutants in the air. Silver products are usually made from an alloy of pure ... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (Q)

The Antique Marks Glossary - Antique Terms (Q) Here you will find antique terms and related words beginning with Q and covering everything from Qing to Quimper and Queens Ware to Quaich plus many more that you might find useful. Organised alphabetically; simply scroll through the list of antique terms or use the search function in the sidebar to find all mentions of the word or phrase you're looking for. qingbai (ceramic - chinese - porcelain) Chinese porcelain form the song dynasty ... Continue Reading

A Look at Rare & Collectable Japanese Netsuke

Collecting Rare Japanese Netsuke offers the Oriental enthusiast an opportunity to dive headlong into Japanese history & culture. Netsuke feature scenes from everyday Japanese life and Japanese religions from Buddhism to Shintoism. Netsuke come in various forms and styles and the collector should understand the difference between Sashi, Kagamibuta and Ichiraku Netsuke. Continue Reading