Victorin's curates all different types of antiques & arts, among them specializing in:
Asian, Islamic and Arabic Art & Artifacts
This broad umbrella category comprises everything from Qianlong vases to Islamic relics. Such treasures have been collected in the West over many generations and inspired many famous European productions. Today, demand for such collections has lifted the market of works in this sector across the world.
The term ‘collectables’ (or collectibles) encompasses a vast range of items in fields as diverse as arms, armour and militaria, bank notes, cameras, coins, entertainment and sporting memorabilia, stamps, taxidermy, wines and writing equipment. Some collectables are antiques, others are classed as retro, vintage or curios but all are of value to the collector. In any of these fields, buyers seek out rarities and items with specific associations.
This category encompasses a wide range of three-dimensional antiques in a variety of different materials. It includes ceramics, glass and metalware (including silver and plate), medium to small size decorative objects such as tea caddies and dressing table sets.
Fine art is a staple of the dealing and auctioneering industry, featuring works ranging from Medieval art to traditional Old Masters, and right through to cutting-edge Contemporary art.
While oil paintings represent a large part of the sector, other mediums adopted by artists across the ages include drawings, watercolours, prints and photographs.
Greek, Roman, Egyptian & Other Antiquities
The antiquities market comprises artefacts and works of art made by ancient civilisations including statues, coins, jewellery and arms and armour.
Provenance is one of the most important considerations when trading in this sector as there is a long history of looting from archaeological sites.
Ethnographica & Tribal Art
This category comprises artefacts and works of art made by indigenous peoples.
It began as a collecting area when anthropologists began acquiring and studying these items in the 19th century. Nowadays works are valued for their craftsmanship and decorative quality as well as for their historical and social interest.
The geographical spread in this sector ranges from Oceanic (Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand), African, Native American and South American art. Pre-Columbian works represent a sought-after sector – art from the Americas dating from before the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492.
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