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Antique Objects

Antiquares Antiquaresoffers to value your antique objects.
We are members of the AAI, Italian Antiquarian Association, and we have been operating with passion in this sector for over fifteen years. If you have antique objectsthat you would like us to evaluate please do not hesitate to contact us at the following phone number: 392 6587032, or send us photographs to the following email address: antiquares@virgilio.it , please be sure to include any information you might have about the object. You can also fill in the appropriate form.
We remain at your disposal for any clarifications, guaranteeing maximum discretion and trustworthiness.

Usually the definition of “antique objects” is referred to antiques in general, sometimes furniture, others paintings or sculptures, that may have acquired a certain prestige through the centuries. We can be in the presence of jade objects, antique chandeliers, majolica or clocks.

JADE: this is a precious and hard material, prevalently used in Asian antiques. Discovered during the Stone age to build weapons, it underwent various evolutions, until it became a material that was ideal for making jewelry. With the Quing dynasty it became even further widespread.
Many objects were created with it such as pipes or statuettes that were symbols of high social status. Jade also became a symbol of power, and was also used to produce urns and coins.
It is thought that the most antique piece, dated 770-476 B.C., is the Heshi Bi.

WATCHES: WATCHESAmong the most antique and precious watches, we must mention the pendulum and the column clocks, dated XVIII century. However the first watches were born in the XVI century.
Often they very detailed in their esthetic but rather imprecise, this was caused by the rudimental mechanisms. Only towards the middle of the XIX century with the development of Swiss handicraft did more sophisticated mechanisms start to be widely used. In the XIX century pocket watches were developed and are since of great value and sought after.

MAJOLICA: Widely requested in the antiques market, these artifacts are made with a mixture of clay and water, which is at the origin of both porcelain and terracotta. With these materials, through time, statuettes, pottery, utensils and plates were made. They were wide spread in medieval times even if the most valuable pieces are from the Renaissance.

CHANELIERS: They started to become popular in medieval times, made in iron with circular or cross shapes with rigid lines. During the Renaissance they evolved into porcelain, glass and small wall chandeliers known as appliques. During the XVIII century chandeliers started to be made in metal and glass and were characterized by a central structure with protruding arms.

CANDELABRAS: born from the necessity to have illumination, they originated in Greece, especially in the temples. The first models were made of connected metal cylinders that sustained the candles. The Etruscans invented the candelabra with four arms, the Romans the bronze ones, while the ones in gold, first appeared in medieval times.