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Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Glossary]
.... agate A form of quartz mineral with a strongly banded composition in which each layer differs in color and translucency... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2012 » February

....S. Rau Antiques and Fine Art has acquired an extraordinary collection of 18 th century “étuis” which are decorated using different types of gold and agate....... Agate was highly prized in the 18 th century for its marbled look and used as an amulet or talisman to divert storms in ancient civilizations....... This exuberant, English Rococo era étui is formed of beautifully carved agate and 18K yellow gold. It is carved to resemble an enchanted landscape with trees... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » March

...» Good Things Come In Small Packages March 11th, 2013 | posted by Ludovic Rousset This rare English 18th-century agate and gold... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Glossary]
.... agate A form of quartz mineral with a strongly banded composition in which each layer differs in color and translucency... Read More »
Sheffield Silver

The Allure of Antiques Sheffield Silver ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/24/2009
.... Burnishing was often work done exclusively by women who used tools made of steel, agate and bloodstone in various shapes and sizes to polish every crevice....... An agate burnisher was used to rapidly move back and forth over the metal to remove scratches. The pores of the silver were closed by using a steel burnisher, which gave the piece a bright surface... Read More »