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The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
.... Ancient sculpture formed the centerpiece of any collection, but copies, both in large and small scale, were also common....... Artists made their own souvenirs, carrying back sketchbooks of studies after art objects, ancient ruins, and the Italian landscape....... Almost certainly a souvenir from a Grand Tour this exceptional piece is a beautiful reminder of the grandeur of ancient Rome... Read More »

Windows Into a Lost World: Antique Pre-Columbian Pottery ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 01/18/2013
...: Pre-Columbian Pottery January 2013 View Original Article A A A Art Fix Daily...   While much of Europe was in the throws of the artistic and social decline known as the Middle Ages, across the Atlantic, the ancient cultures of the Americas were experiencing a vibrant cultural....... These ceramics are more than remarkable works of art, they provide unique insight into the fascinating ancient cultures that shaped our history... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Ryan Clark » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

...Ryan Clark View Ryan Clark's full profile » 1 posts by Ryan Clark: What Antique Beer Tankards Tell Us About Ancient Monarchs March 5th, 2014 The worldwide fascination with antiques lies not just in their impressive age, but in the way that centuries ago, people used... Read More »

M.S. Rau Antiques

...M.S. Rau Antiques armsarmor Mameluke Sabre Sword Item 29-4589 Ancient Luristan Bronze Spearhead Item 29-6006 17th-Century Hungarian Hetman Mace Item 29-6009 Bayonet from the WWI Battle of Vimy Ridge... Read More »

Two Porcelain Perfume Bottle from Jacob Petit ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 05/01/2014
.... The container is guarded and supported by three majestic  zoomorphic lions. The pierced cover, topped by a gilded flame finial, completes the ancient effect... Read More »

Master Painters of La Belle Epoque ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 06/27/2013
.... When he returned to Nantes from schooling in 1848, he decided to transform this love of ancient structures into a career in architecture... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Jewelry Archives » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

...” arts of Africa and ancient Egypt.  The worldwide press coverage that the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb drew certainly popularized these elements... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... Developed in ancient Roman times the technique resurged up until the Renaissance in Western Europe and is still common in Eastern Europe, Russia and the Middle East.... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... Variations due to differences in climate and soil. Obelisk Tall, square stone monumental shaft with pyramidal top used in ancient Egypt... Read More »
Ruby Ring

Legendary Gemstones Rubies and Sapphries ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/23/2009
.... It was thought that rubies held the key to serenity and peace and could secure eternal love and happiness. The ancient Persians believed that the earth itself rested upon a great sapphire whose reflection caused the sky to be blue... Read More »
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[from About Us] 12/05/2012
.... Many incorporated elements from their own ancient mythological traditions, as Liberty of London makers did with symbols from Celtic art... Read More »

Spirited Ceramics: Antique Tang Dynasty Sancai Pottery ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 12/28/2010
....S. Rau Antiques' collection of Tang Dynasty sancai pottery illustrates the beauty and intrigue of ancient Chinese folklore....... These extraordinary sancai pottery figures illustrate the desire to honor those who have gone before. The ancient Chinese may not have been able to "take it with them," but they did leave behind incredible works of art... Read More »

The History of the Mirror ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 03/30/2010
...! Some French nobles were even known to sell off their country estates just to purchase a single mirror. Ancient Beginnings While our ancient ancestors fashioned mirrors from polished stones as early as 4000 B... Read More »

Art Glass, Cameo Glass and Art Nouveau Furniture of Emile Gallé ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 02/22/2009
.... This ancient cameo glass work inspired Gallé; and his interpretation of the art form was nothing short of genius... Read More »

Collecting Medical Antiques ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/24/2009
..., suture sets and apothecaries. Medicine's Ancient Beginnings As far back as prehistoric times, man has relied on the use of plants and minerals for medicinal purposes.......C. The ancient medical instruments and techniques he describes are strikingly similar to those found more than 2000 years later showing just how slowly the advancement of medicine progressed prior....... Collectors should be particularly wary when acquiring ancient medical antiquities. Reproductions flourish in the marketplace and can be deceptively authentic in appearance... Read More »