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Vienna Porcelain Manufacture Imperial ownership by Empress Maria Theresia

My Facination with porcelain started some 40 years ago and has not dissipated. My collection of fine English porcelain from the mid 18thc slowed as pieces were more difficult to find. My eye turned to the extremely fine porcelains of the Vienna Manufacture and have since sourced some fine examples. The danger of buying is …

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Masonic Jewels fashioned for men worn by Past & Current masters in the Masonic Lodges

Having never had the urge or desire for Jewellery in my younger years, that has not changed, there was little exposure to what the market had to offer but what did draw my attention to jewels for men was the purchase i made in acquiring the Jewels pictured above. I was offered the opportunity to …

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Antiques in Saas im Prättigau Switzerland

Having spoken of my travels around Switzerland and all the quaint villages and their snowy twisting roads and green summer wonderland, here is a small view of the village i live and work in, Saas….Saas im Prättigau Switzerland. Our village was recently incorporated into the Klosters/Davos municipality which actually makes sense as all the amenities …

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Pair of bronzes by Mathurin Moreau Huntress and Hunter

Some time one finds exceptional items in the least expected places and these bronzes were just one of those places and time. Traveling all over the beautiful country side of idyllic Switzerland, i chose to travel through the villages rather than the highway to my final destination. The winding roads rising and falling through the …

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