Judaica can be broadly described as the material culture of the Jewish people. Any art, object of ceremonial or domestic use that refers to Jews or the Jewish religion is included
Author Archives: Kerry Shrives
As an antiques auctioneer & appraiser, when I travel for pleasure, it’s nearly impossible to refrain from taking in the material culture, art and history of new surroundings. A recent brief 2-day visit to Iceland on the way to Great Britain included a stop at the National Museum of Iceland.
Reproduction furniture can be an affordable entry point to antiques auctions and choosing good quality, strong design and well-regarded manufacturers can also see a retention of value and growth potential over time.
The vast majority of items that cross the auction block don’t have storied pasts. They were not owned by world-famous personalities; they belonged to individuals just like me and you.
In the antiques world, provenance indicates an attachment to a famous person or to a famous collection. Almost without exception, auction buyers will pay more for something with good provenance if there is documentation to prove it.… Read More
Steeped in an industry that covets the antiquated and obsolete, I’m fascinated with how auction houses, antiques dealers and museums can use 21st century innovation…
1. Preview – Look at the material in advance of the auction. This simple step is essential to successful bidding.