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Inside the Archives: French Sèvres Porcelain
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Inside the Archives: French Sèvres Porcelain

While much has changed since its founding in the mid-16th century, the Sèvres benchmark for quality remains unmoved and its reputation, unsullied.

Invaluable Guide to Buying Decorative Art
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Invaluable Guide to Buying Decorative Art

One distinct divergence between decorative & fine art is the work’s purpose. See our guidelines for building a decorative arts collection.

Invaluable Guide to Buying Books, Maps & Manuscripts
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Invaluable Guide to Buying Books, Maps & Manuscripts

Good book collectors buy what they love, think for themselves, and create their own new areas of collecting. Here are our tips for getting started.

Artist Spotlight: Michel Delacroix's Majestic Parisian Cityscapes
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Artist Spotlight: Michel Delacroix's Majestic Parisian Cityscapes

Michel Delacroix is a Naïf painter describing the city of Paris in a dreamlike atmosphere.

Why Antique Chinese Jewelry Still Soars
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Why Antique Chinese Jewelry Still Soars

Chinese jewelry, especially jadeite, is still in high demand. We explore the reasons why and the most coveted antique pieces by key dynasty.

Invaluable Guide to Buying Japanese Art & Antiques
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Invaluable Guide to Buying Japanese Art & Antiques

The popularity of Japanese cultural trends have created a widespread audience for Japan’s rich art history and a competitive market for Japanese artists.

How to Collect Perfume Bottles
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How to Collect Perfume Bottles

From ancient antiques to contemporary cut glass, these are the makers and materials to look for when you begin collecting and displaying perfume bottles.

Invaluable Guide to Buying Jewelry
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Invaluable Guide to Buying Jewelry

The worth of a fine piece of contemporary or estate jewelry is determined by specific measures of quality. Know these before buying.

Inside the Archives: Tudor Watch Prices
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Inside the Archives: Tudor Watch Prices

Tudor, long seen as a lesser-known relative of Rolex, is a quality breed that collectors of all levels should watch. Here's why.

What Buddhist Sculpture Means for Your Collection
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What Buddhist Sculpture Means for Your Collection

Capturing centuries of some of the finest artisan-made works from many regions of Asia, Buddhist sculpture appeals to a wide collector base.

How to Identify the Best Vintage Wines on the Market
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How to Identify the Best Vintage Wines on the Market

Ever wonder what makes one vintage more desirable than another? Our editors explore 6 decades of wines from Bordeaux and Burgundy to find the perfect pour.

Invaluable Guide to Buying Chinese Art & Antiques
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Invaluable Guide to Buying Chinese Art & Antiques

Chinese art & antiques is an impressive category spanning jade jewelry, porcelain vessels, ink paintings, and bronze sculpture. Follow our collecting tips.

Inside the Archives: Hummel Figurine Prices
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Inside the Archives: Hummel Figurine Prices

Hummel figurines were one of the hottest collectibles of the 20th century. Today, the rarity of some types continues to drive prices to record heights.

Invaluable Guide to Buying Fine Art
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Invaluable Guide to Buying Fine Art

The extremes of today’s digital art world suggest a new transformation in thoughts & attitude similar to what emerged during the Italian Renaissance.

Unmasking Today's Strong Demand for Tribal Art
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Unmasking Today's Strong Demand for Tribal Art

Equal parts art and storytelling, tribal masks reflect the deep-rooted rituals from cultures around the globe. See why these examples sell for top dollar.

10 Most Iconic Music Memorabilia Sold on Invaluable
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10 Most Iconic Music Memorabilia Sold on Invaluable

From signed guitars to stage costumes, these are some of our favorite pieces of music history - just in time for the 2017 Grammy Awards.