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Fnepsa joins the art expertise meeting of 2021
Fnepsa joins the art expertise meeting of 2021
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Rare books and fine arts fair
The Fnepsa participates in the International Rare Book & Art Object Experts Fair at the ephemeral Grand Palais from 24 to 26 September 2021
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The legal expert
The judicial expert is an occasional collaborator of justice and he cannot make this function his profession. He is appointed to provide his specialist assistance and to enlighten the judge in his decision. He is recognised by the courts in his speciality; he cannot be a generalist and embrace several specialities.
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Investment in the jewellery market
With a low return on money in the bank, everyone is in a position to ask themselves the question of how to avoid losing their savings and diversify their capital. But how to choose? What is the right investment in the art market?
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Ban on trade in elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn
Order of May 4, 2017 amending the order of August 16, 2016 on the prohibition of trade in elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn on the French national territory
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Louyse Moillon
Very few women have left a name in the history of painting. Whether by their talent or by their originality, they do not suffer from the comparison with male artists. Louyse Moillon (Paris, ca. 1610-1696) is perhaps the most illustrious of them, as she occupies a leading position in her genre of still life with fruit and her works are so sought after.
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Get the expertise of your jewels, silverware and coins
First of all, it should be noted that when you wish to have your jewels, goldsmiths' and silversmiths' items appraised, this allows you to know your goods better in detail. But this also gives other advantages.
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History of printing
For centuries, the only way to produce a book was to write it entirely by hand. Even if several scribes copied the same text, they could only produce a small number of copies. As the demand for books continued to grow, it became necessary to find a faster and cheaper way to reproduce them.
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The first books printed by typographic process are called incunabula, from 1450-14511 to 1500 or 1501 according to the sources, name coming from the Latin word "incunabula" which means "cradle" (of movable type printing). The forms of books evolved slowly and it is rather around the 1530s that books finally emancipated themselves from the medieval forms inherited from manuscripts.
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History of the book through its iconography
The binding, as an object, refers to the fascinating history of the book, its role and its diffusion through the centuries. It is both a technique and an art, the result of two successive acts: protection and decoration. The bookbinders who have devoted themselves to this task over the centuries have not ceased to contribute to the evolution of their art. They have thus brought bookbinding into the world of the decorative arts.
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Tribal pieces : art or craftsmanship?
In our Western societies and until the Middle Ages, artists remained, with a few exceptions, completely anonymous behind their works. Indeed, it was guided by God that the hand of the craftsman transcended the material by reproducing an image directly dictated by Heaven. The skill of the craftsman only reinforced the idea that such works could only have a divine origin.
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The Euros of Monaco: Fantasy and reality
This article is not intended to be the expression of an absolute and monolithic truth but rather the fruit of research and reflections linked to an observation of the "modern" numismatic market. At the time of the changeover from the franc to the euro, the Principality of Monaco, which had signed agreements with France to mint its currency, saw its currency transformed like other small states (San Marino, the Vatican).
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