Among the dust-covered shelves of antique stores and various spaces with antiques, some connoisseurs manage to find real treasures for their collections. However, how to determine the price of an old object and what defines it as “antique” or “vintage” is sometimes a difficult and rather subjective question. Read this article to know more about antiques and their recognition.
How to wear a pocket watch?
Have you ever seen a man wearing a pocket watch? We take pleasure in watching movies and series where men like Tommy Shelby (Peaky Blinders - Netflix) reincarnate a man’s wardrobe from the 1920’s. A wool suit, black coat, red tie, white collared shirt, tweed hat, a pair of black boots and most importantly a pocket watch. A wardrobe you would envy.
ST Dupont: The Story Behind This Prestigious and Royal Brand
For over 150 years, S.T. Dupont combined uncompromising quality with exceptional creativity. In 1934, Simon Tissot-Dupont was named by the French press: “The trunk-Maker of Kings” due to his exceptional travel trunks that were most wanted by Europe’s sophisticated elite. Today, the art of writing became the brand's most elegant signature. Discover S.T. Dupont's history and evolution.
Discover the Secret Behind Opaline Glass & Beykoz Opaline
Opaline glass was created in France in the 1800s and reached its peak of popularity during the reign of Napoleon III and Ottoman glass art dates back to the 19th century. Discover the characteristics and secrets of opaline glass & Beykoz opaline.
Bronze vs Regulus
Despite a similar appearance, bronze and regulus are two highly diverse materials, but recognizing them from one another can be a daunting task. Discover the properties of both and learn how to distinguish bronze from regulus.
The Difference between Sterling Silver and Silver-Plated Metal
Despite their common appearance, sterling silver and silver-plated metal are quite different, but recognizing them can be a challenge. Discover the characteristics of both materials and learn how to distinguish them with confidence.
Porcelain and Ceramics - Everything You Should Know
Most people often use the two words Porcelain and Ceramics, as if they were the same, the two products can almost look identical but are quite diverse. Explore both materials in detail and discover key differences between Porcelain and Ceramics.
Visconti: The Art of Writing
Discover the Visconti Pens collections that have set high standards in the writing experience since 1988. In addition to the history of Visconti, find exciting details about the history of writing letters, the usage of pens and their evolution.
Mappin & Webb - A British Treasure
For more than 240 years, Mappin & Webb silver has been recognized for its exceptional quality and most tasteful designs. Discover the famous British company that began its journey in 1775 in Sheffield, with the aim of crafting the most superb British silverware of all time.
Montegrappa, the Italian "Montblanc"
Both modern and traditional, the Montegrappa brand of luxury writing instruments offers splendid and original models of fountain and ballpoint pens. Of highly elaborate designs and the utmost quality, these luxury pens are considered to be real jewels.