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The term 'antiquities' refers to artefacts from prehistory to roughly Medieval Period. The term is very broad and covers the Classical antiquity of Greece and Rome, ancient Egypt, ancient Near Eastern cultures and delves into prehistoric periods and Asian civilizations.
Christopher Martin
Christopher Martin
C.J. Martin (Coins) & Ancient Art Ltd
The vast majority of English, Scottish and Irish silver produced in the last 500 years is stamped with either four or five symbols, known as hallmarks. The prime purpose of these marks is to show that the metal of the item upon which they are stamped is of a certain level of purity. The metal is tested and marked at special offices, regulated by the government, known as assay offices. Only metal of the required standard will be marked. It is a form of consumer protection, whose origin goes back almost 1000 years.

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LAPADA is the largest professional trade association of art & antiques dealers in the UK. Over 500 dealers represent expertise across the entire spectrum of art and antique items: furniture, fine art, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, decorative objects, silver and jewellery.

Membership is only offered to those who meet the Association’s strict membership criteria, regarding experience, quality of art & antiques and knowledge of their field. This is to underpin and ensure that the public know that, when they buy from a LAPADA member, they are purchasing exceptional quality and assurance, alongside their chosen piece.

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A Rare Pair of Japanese Screens c.1830 H: 99in   W: 66in It is very rare for a pair of screens to survive, and in original condition, as these are. They depict idyllic scenes of village life, quite an unusual subject. They come from a private US collection, and have not been on the market…
Object of the Week – A Stained-Glass Panel of Christ Carrying the Cross William Wailes c.1850 H: 64cm   W: 42cm £3,600 This panel likely depicts one of the stations of the Cross with Simon in assistance looked over by Roman guards. A firm attribution can be made due to the style of painting and…