Those looking to sink their teeth into the Japanese art market, it can be a confusing business. This article, through the example of netsuke, looks at the various types and periods that a prospective collector might be interested in, as well as some of the pros and cons and costs involved.
Japanese silver is among the purest in the world and has been used in arts and crafts for centuries. Hallmarks however are something a good deal more recent. This article provides some basic information regarding Japanese silver and some of the marks used to identify it.
The art market in general can be a confusing place and many are nervous about taking their first steps and investing. Here are a few quick tips about how to avoid some of the pit falls out there:
Do you have in your possession or are you considering buying an antique and are eager to ensure that it survives the passage of time? This brief guide should help you with some of your efforts and make sure that others will be able to enjoy your treasured possessions in the future.