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Date Joined: March 08, 2006

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Finding The Best Antique Bargains Of All Can Be So Surprising!

Author: John Cohen

Category: Arts and Crafts

As a collector of antique Japanese netsuke, inro, lacquer boxes, as well as Chinese snuff bottles and Jade carvings (particularly pendants) like all other collectors I have always been looking out for the chance to buy a bargain Values One has to be able to evaluate the value to be able to recognise a bargain A comparative value as applied to skills of craftsmanship is something I use when considering buying...

The Advantages Of Specialising And Only Collecting The Finest Antiques!

Author: John Cohen

Category: Arts and Crafts

As rather specialised Asian antique collectors, over a very long period, we have managed to help form collections of really fine Japanese netsuke, inro, lacquer boxes, Chinese snuff bottles, pendants, jade and hard stone carvings One advantage of collecting in such specialised fields is that most people will not have any idea of what these things are We believe that on the odd rare occasion when we might have some of these antiques at home, if the average burglar were to break in and find them, the chances are, that it would be the DVD machine, or the TV, that is more likely to be taken...

Spare Wheels Are Inconveniently Stored In Modern Cars!

Author: John Cohen

Category: Automotive

Having been a keen British classic car enthusiast for many years (particularly fond of the Jensen classic cars of the early sixties) I only recently purchased a very advanced luxurious modern car My new car is packed with what amounts to amazing technology But even with such expensive modern cars I have found one poor design aspect...

The Manual Drive 541s Jensen British Classic Car

Author: John Cohen

Category: Automotive

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Values A phenomenal amount of interest in classic cars a few years ago, caused much to be published and prices to escalate beyond belief This was at a time when an Aston Martin Zagato, racing car (that never won a race), sold for over a million and a half pounds An 'E' type Jaguar commanded as much as 90,000 for what was a mass produced car (and so many were made in the 12 years of production)...

Chinese Snuff Bottles Sensations In Glass!

Author: John Cohen

Category: Arts and Crafts

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The first bottles we decided to buy that were not carved out of stone were made of glass A huge range of glass bottles is to be found in all shapes and colours as well as a variety of manufacturing techniques Much more research is needed in order to date these bottles, but it is generally now agreed that glass and metal bottles were the earliest materials to be used...

All About Japanese Lacquer And Exquisite Sprinkled Pictures

Author: John Cohen

Category: Arts and Crafts

Before I describe these unique and beautiful works of art, exclusively Japanese, I feel that you need to know more about Lacquer, the extraordinary medium that was used Only then will you fully appreciate these brilliant creations For readers who are unfamiliar with old Japanese Lacquer, I suspect you will be thinking of the typical modern Lacquer trays and bowls that are mass-produced...

 
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