Antique Detective

Antique Detective: Antique Portrait Busts Have Long History

Antique Detective: Antique Portrait Busts Have Long History

By Anne Gilbert      There has always been a fascination for portrait busts, that continues. When they come up for auction prices are varied, depending on many factors. Age and subject are the most important. The sculpted heads of Egyptian and Roman rulers have never gone out of fashion. After all who wouldn’t like to display a sculpture supposedly dating […]

by · October 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Antique Detective, Feature Article
Antique Detective: Old Car Mascots Can Be Costly

Antique Detective: Old Car Mascots Can Be Costly

By Anne Gilbert      Once upon a time an ultimate status symbol was a hood mascot for wealthy auto owners. A mascot wasn’t a pet dog. These days old car hood ornaments are an expensive collectible, and the pet name is Rene’ Lalique.    Probably the first hood ornament didn’t adorn a car, but a chariot. Credit Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen with […]

by · October 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Antique Detective, Feature Article
Antique Detective: Recognizing Antique Snuff Boxes

Antique Detective: Recognizing Antique Snuff Boxes

By Anne Gilbert      The snuff box is one of the many items that have outlived their time in history. After all who even knows what snuff is these days? Ever hear of a “spittle cup?” They were part of the snuff culture during the 18th and 19th centuries used by lady sniffers.      You may have bought a snuff […]

by · September 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Antique Detective, Feature Article
Antique Detective: Wearing or Displaying Antiquities

Antique Detective: Wearing or Displaying Antiquities

By Anne Gilbert    Imagine wearing a pair of earrings or a bracelet made in ancient Egypt or a ring made during the Viking era? These and other objects, such as glass and pottery are still turning up at auctions that specialize in antiquities. They often cost less than mass produced contemporary items. $200 for a ring or earrings and a […]

by · August 3, 2017 · 0 comments · Antique Detective, Feature Article
Antique Detective: Novel Birdcages Rate Tweets

Antique Detective: Novel Birdcages Rate Tweets

By Anne Gilbert       Did you know that some birdcages are seriously collected and costly? In fact there are birdcages that look like buildings. These days no birds allowed in these 19th and early 20th century birdcages that can sometimes cost thousands of dollars. They can be an architectural design or a whimsical. They can be made of tin, brass, wood […]