Commonly, guilloché is thought to be a type of enameling when actually it refers to a specific enameling process. The word guilloché is French in origin and means “engine turning”. Guilloché in terms of pocket watches or other jewelry refers to an ornamental engine turning pattern. Guilloché patterns are also used in neoclassic architecture and […]
Are you familiar with cloisonné? Cloisonné are metalwork objects with compartments on the surface made with wire or thin metal. These compartments are filled with different colored enamels to create a visual image or pattern. Chinese cloisonné was produced from as early as the 13th century. Japan did not produce cloisonné until the mid 19th […]
Researching new types of antiques is one of my favorite aspects of running an antique website. We have recently had a consigner bring us some military gorgets. Previous to these items, I had never heard of gorgets. I have done some research and have come to find we have some pretty special gorgets on our […]
Collect-Sell is pleased to present several new militaria swords up for auction and to announce upcoming auctions for some very rare British military gorgets! If you are a collector of swords, you are in luck! We are working with a consigner with a very large collection we will be working through. We have three currently […]
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