Monday, October 4, 2010

 At the Antiques Fair and Fleamarkets of Paris



It was again very interesting to visit the twice-a-year Antiques and Ham Fair in Paris. On the weekend I also visited the antiques markets at Porte de Vanves and Porte de Clignancourt.



I have seen these cameo sets often in museums but not in the market before. This full set had 270 pieces and it was made from the original Roman medals and coins hold in the collections of Vatican. Price 4000 euros.



Piles of old armor replicas.



A masonic wooden table which has been used by the Grand Orient de France. Around hundred years old, price 100 euros.




This 16th century iron chest was something I hadn't seen before. Price 700 euros. The symbols of the anvil are very common also in Finnish folk antiques.





This skull was made of an interesting stone type, but the execution was bit crude. Price 140 euros.




I would probably had bought these two Chinese guardian lions (or "Foo Dogs") if I had had the transportation set beforehand. They were full bronze and quality craftmanship. Age unknown, price 350 euros for the pair.

I will take pictures of the few items I bought from the trip later on.

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