The sound of aristocrat, the price for well-heeled

Collecting is about acquiring things valuable, or should I say invaluable? From toy trains to vinyl records, what matters is personal experiences and feelings. It does not surprise me that some vinyl record cost so much that you probably will never listen to them in your lifetime in order to maintain prestine considition.One example is … Continue reading The sound of aristocrat, the price for well-heeled

Follow up eBay Talk (6) SENSATIONAL ATTRIBUTION!

eBay Title: STUNNING FOREST VIEW, SENSATIONAL ATTRIBUTION! 1870'sWinning Bid: US $5,900.00 Number of Bids: 25eBay number: 190134710763This seller sometimes relists items that have been sold, the amount of which is high enough to wonder what's behind those "unsuccessful" transactions. From my memory, some of the paintings have been relisted more than twice. Each time there … Continue reading Follow up eBay Talk (6) SENSATIONAL ATTRIBUTION!

The Invincible — Works about Hercules and Antaeus (2)

Legends of Greek classics have been explored in art through centuries, yet there is something special about the story of Hercules and Antaeus. In this section, we keep the exploration along the timeline.The next three statuettes were all made during the 16th century. Interestingly, in all three cases, Antaeus is hold at much higher position … Continue reading The Invincible — Works about Hercules and Antaeus (2)

eBay Talk (5) Corot in primitive style

The most useful tip for eBay antique shopping is probably "Do not believe what the seller says".eBay painting dealers know what they are selling, so whenever naive words have been used for description, it should be read with caution. Here is an example:"Lovely late, at least, 19thC. Oil painting on canvas with signature COROT , … Continue reading eBay Talk (5) Corot in primitive style

The Invincible — Works about Hercules and Antaeus (1)

Legends of Greek classics have been explored in art through centuries, yet there is something special about the story of Hercules and Antaeus. First two males are involved, both of whom are so masculine that they are almost invincible until one has to prove to be even stronger than the other. Secondly, nudity is a … Continue reading The Invincible — Works about Hercules and Antaeus (1)