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Wondering how to best showcase the latest piece you've added to your antiques collection? Read our post full of tips for incorporating #Antiques in to your Interior Design.
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Top Tips to Incorporate Antiques in your Interior Design. From utilising contrast to colour and livability to lighting, we explain the key principles to bear in mind when featuring antiques in your home decor.
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We had a great time at the @Antiques for Everyone Spring Fair last weekend so we've written about it on our blog. If you went along, let us know what your favourite part of the fair was in a comment on this post.
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In our new Museum Spotlight piece, we take a look at the best places Lalique exhibitions around the world. Let me know whether you have visited any and what you thought in replies to this post.
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Are you new to the antiques collecting world? Wondering how to get started? Do read our post giving some simple steps you can take to ease yourself in and please share it with those who may be interested.
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Read about the Pate de Verre glass making technique that dates back to the Mesopotamians! https://goo.gl/hSSwof
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Do read our report of the Mayfair Antiques Fair 2017 by @The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited  Prestigious Mayfair Proves its Popularity. - Hickmet Fine Arts https://goo.gl/TgwZos
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The article below; 'What’s It Worth? Vienna bronze with a taboo message' is certainly worth a read, for a few reasons. 

For one, the story of the piece is intriguing, tying into a fascinating period in history and highlighting it's significance to the Art Nouveau era. Also, the sculptor is Franz Bergman, who you will probably know is a real favourite of ours.

What is also interesting is the low price estimate, which may come as a surprise to you those who have heard Bergman's name but not been fully acquainted with his pieces, so I wanted to highlight the reasons behind it.

Firstly, the subject nature of this particular piece ('rationing' and hiding 'items of food') whilst historically very interesting does not appeal to the majority of collectors. These sculptures sell quickly when they have an erotic nature to them but otherwise attract little attention. 

Secondly, these cold painted bronzes, by Bergman in particular, are admired for the naturalistic enamel colours that are applied on the surface of the bronze, and this example has lost all its surface colour.

If you have a piece you are intrigued to find out more about, I would be delighted to help. Do pop an email to David@hickmet.com with some images and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
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Lots on this month at the British Museum - if you enjoy taking in the new exhibits, have a look at the agenda here: https://goo.gl/CbPE7r
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