Antique firearms
The first primitive firearm existed in the 12th century, but only in the 17th century did guns and cannons become the main weapon on the battlefield. The French invention of…

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Antique music boxes
Music boxes appeared in the second half of the XVIII century. in the Swiss canton of Jura, where they were made by watchmakers. The first mechanisms, in which the cams…

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Empire style

Empire

Empire style is an artistic style created in France at the beginning of the 19th century, in the era of the empire of Napoleon Bonaparte. The chronological framework of the original French “Empire Style” is limited to a very short period of time: from the end of the reign of the Directory (1799) or the year of Napoleon’s coronation (1804) to the restoration of the Bourbon dynasty (1815). The main elements of the Empire, gleaned from ancient art, were already contained in the classicism of Louis XVI (Neoclassicism) and were crystallized in the “Directory style”. However, the Empire style is fundamentally different from Classicism. Napoleon sought to shine and aura of glory of the Roman emperors. Continue reading

Bone pin of Kampyrtepa fortress. From the history of hairpins
A unique antique monument - Kampyrtepa fortress, located on the right bank of the r. Amu-Darya, 30 km. south-west of Termez in the south of the Surkhandarya region of the…

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Soviet and Jewish artist
The outstanding artist of the Soviet era Honored Artist Realistic Writing Wizard Guetzky Semyon Natanovich (Simkha Nusenovich), a Soviet painter was born on May 15, 1902 in Zhytomyr. He graduated…

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Antique Dolls
Although dolls made of wood, terracotta, cloth and ivory have been preserved since ancient times of Greece and Rome, for most collectors the history of dolls begins in the XVIII…

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