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Relationship between gold and silver market prices and antique market prices

Posted by WATANABETAIGA

金銀相場とアンティーク相場の関係性

I'm sure many of you have heard the news that the price of gold has been rising over the past few years, but the international price of silver has similarly skyrocketed. I will talk about the relationship between the gold and silver market and the antique market (mainly antique silver).

[About our store] How can we make customers feel closer to us?

Posted by WATANABETAIGA

【お店のこと】より身近に感じてもらうためには?
We do not have a physical store and only sell online.
Although many people aspire to run a brick-and-mortar store with carefully designed interior and display, opening a brick-and-mortar store requires a large amount of capital.
We are a small family-run shop, so we chose to run an online store so we could offer our products at the most affordable prices possible without incurring unnecessary costs.

antique vinaigrette

Posted by WATANABETAIGA

アンティーク ヴィネグレット

A small case called a ``vinaigrette'' was a popular item in British upper class society from the early to mid-19th century. "Vinaigrette" means "vi...

Antique decoration with "bird" motif

Posted by WATANABETAIGA

「鳥」モチーフのアンティーク装飾
Birds have long been a popular motif in Western antiques. It has a variety of meanings, including mythology, religion, and respect for nature, and has been depicted in various ways depending on the era. In particular, many of the European antiques from around 1900 that we carry in our store feature birds as decorative motifs.

Afternoon tea to enjoy casually

Posted by WATANABETAIGA

気軽に楽しむアフタヌーンティー

Afternoon tea history The custom of afternoon tea originally spread from the social gatherings of the upper class during the Victorian era, so it ...

Do not use boiling water to clean cutlery

Posted by WATANABETAIGA

カトラリーのお手入れに熱湯は厳禁

This time I would like to talk about precautions when caring for antique cutlery (forks, knives, etc.). After using antique cutlery for meals, e...

[Brand Introduction] Barnard Family

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【ブランド紹介】バーナードファミリー

Barnard Family, Britain's oldest silver workshop The Barnard family was a British silversmith who was active from the 18th to the 20th century. ...

[Brand Introduction] Mappin & Webb

Posted by WATANABETAIGA

【ブランド紹介】マッピン&ウェッブ
Mappin&Webb is a UK based jeweler.
In 1897, it was certified as a "royal purveyor" by Queen Victoria, and Mappin & Webb's craftsmen are still appointed as crown jewelers (craftsmen who create crowns) for the British royal family.

[Brand Introduction] JWBenson

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【ブランド紹介】J.W.Benson
JWBENSON (Benson) was the most successful watch manufacturer in London in the latter half of the 19th century, and it can be said that it is a watch brand representing the UK.
While many British watch manufacturers had small-scale workshops, by the end of the 19th century, large-scale factories were manufacturing a wide range of watches from mid-range to high-end models.

Stamping non-British silverware

Posted by WATANABETAIGA

英国以外の銀製品の刻印

In a previous article, we covered British silver hallmarks in detail.
Silver products from other countries also have a hallmark system and are stamped.
There are many cases where there are not as many detailed systems and systems as in the UK, but here are some representative ones.

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