Curating Beautiful Interiors

Antiken & Antiquitäten

Während Antiquitäten in ihrer Begrifflichkeit alle Objekte umfasst, die mindestens 100 Jahre alt sind, ist die Definition für sog. Antiken etwas schwammiger. Man könnte die Periode der Antiken zwischen den Anfängen der Menschheit und etwa dem Frühmittelalter ansiedeln.

unusually big and rare Ban Chiang vase around 1500 BC, Thailand, pre-columbian Nayarit figure from West Mexico, Ivory Lion figure 1st half 20th Century (sold)

While antiques are quite clearly defined as objects that are at least 100 years of age it is less obvious how "young" an antiquity could be. As a rule of thumb one would accept objects of a period between the dawn of mankind and the dark ages as an antiquity.

Tintenfass / Inkwell, ca. 1700


Lapislazuli and Silver box (sold), white coral on wooden stand around 1900

beautiful lacquer Chinese Tea Box, early 19th Century

Pair of marvellours Tekke-Turkmenish silver cuffs with carnelian stones around 1900, small Dutch bronze of a mother with child around 1900


Two Persian Jugs early 19th Century, outstanding and rare tribal BULU figure of a gorilla, Japanese IMARI plate Meiji period around 1900, Silver footed bowl from Eastern Europe 19th Century