Accidental breakage is probably the highest risk for damaging ceramics and glass objects. Luckily, it’s also easy to avoid. Ceramic and glass objects are not affected by bright light or normal changes in temperature. The adhesives used on restored pieces, however,… Continue reading →
Often, jewellery and gemstones are more fragile than other types of antiques. It’s still relatively easy to prevent damage once you know what not to do. Fragile gemstones or crystal beads shatter if hit against a hard surface. A soft, 18-carat… Continue reading →
A rare 15th century gold heart-shaped brooch will be auctioned on 23rd August at Hansons Auctioneers. The exquisite high carat jewel is inlaid with white enamel and engraved with the French inscription honor et ioie (Honour and Joy). Discovered in 2016, just outside the moat of… Continue reading →
Indian Antiques and Fine Art Guide Over the last few years, the prices of Chinese antiques have soared significantly higher over the initial estimates. Indian antiques are expected to follow, therefore now is the perfect time to invest in beautiful pieces.
Featured lots from Batemans Auctioneers Antiques, Fine Art and Collectables Auction on 14th January 2017
There were various means of advancement in early Georgian Britain – merit, good fortune, education and patronage, corruption and service to the nation were some of them. The band of people considered to belong to polite society increased to receive… Continue reading →
Equally popular among treasure hunters, upcyclers and those who just enjoy the thrill of the auction room, there is no doubt that auctions are becoming a real hit with an increasingly wide variety of buyers. So just what is the… Continue reading →