most expensive antiques in the world

for a person who loves archeology, & antique, full of history items, this article should be a good lecture for you. let’s get started & see what are the most expensive antiques in the world, & then let us know what you think.

 

#10 Napoleon’s Sword – $6.4 million

Napoleon’s sword is the cheapest item from our top list, yet for some of our budgets, not that cheap. this sword is embellished with gold & saw action in battle in early 1880s. after the battle, the sword reached in Napoleon’s brother hands, as a wedding gift. it was declared a French national treasure (1978). also, it was auctioned in France for $6.4 million.

Napoleon’s Sword

Napoleon’s Sword

 

 

#9 Germain Royal Soup Tureen – $9.7 million

designed by Thomas Germain, a French silversmith of the Rococo, the royal soup tureen was a gift for Louis XV.it was made in 1733 & it weighs 30 pounds.

Germain Royal Soup Tureen

Germain Royal Soup Tureen

 

#8 Antique Secretary Desk by the Goddard & Townsend Families – $ 11.4 millio

this antique masterpiece is a mahogany 6-shell desk-book case.it was made for Nicholas Brown, in 1760. the secretary desk is 112 inches high.

Antique Secretary Desk by the Goddard & Townsend Families

Antique Secretary Desk by the Goddard & Townsend Families

 

#7 Emerald & Diamond Tiara – $12.1 million

this beautiful emerald & diamond tiara belong to Princess katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck. this tiara is embellished with 11 rare Colombian emerald gems, weighing over 500 karat. it was sold for $12.1 million in Geneva, at Sotheby’s Magnificent & Noble Jewels Sale.

Emerald & Diamond Tiara

Emerald & Diamond Tiara

 

#6 Ming Dynasty Gold Tripod Vessel – $14.2 million

dating from the Xuande Period of the Ming dynasty, this gold tripod vessel is made from 18-karat gold. also, it is embellished with precious cabochon gems, rubies, natural pearls, sapphires & cat’s eye chrysoberyl. the antique was sold at Sotheby’s in 2008, in Hong Kong.

Ming Dynasty Gold Tripod Vessel

Ming Dynasty Gold Tripod Vessel

Ming Dynasty Gold Tripod Vessel

Ming Dynasty Gold Tripod Vessel

 

#5 Pink-enamelled blue and white moonflask – $15.1 million

this antique moonflask contains the Qianlong 6-character mark. the mark dates the moonflask to 1736 – 1795. the item is 48.9 cm high, & has 2 phoenix and a flaming pearl, all in pink enamel.the shape shows that the moonflask has a 15th century style. an identical object can be found at the Matsuoka Art Museum in Tokyo. in 1987, the moonflask was sold at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong.

Pink-enamelled blue and white moonflask

Pink-enamelled blue and white moonflask

 

#4  Olyphant – $16.1 million

this horn dates back to 11th century. you can use it both in battle, or when go hunting.

Olyphant

Olyphan

 

#3 Badminton Cabinet – $28.8 milliont

this antique item was made in 6 years, by 30 craftsmen.the piece is now in the Liechtenstein Museum, although it was sold once to the Prince of Liechtenstein.the 18th-century badminton cabinet is over 12 feet tall. it is embellished with polished & coloured stones, including semi-precious gems. there is a clock at the top of the badminton cabinet, which is marked with fleurs-de-lis.

Badminton Cabinet

Badminton Cabinet

 

#2 Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester – $30.8 million

the Codex Leicester is a collection of scientific writings by Leonardo da Vinci. this antique was named after Earl of Leicester, who owned the codex in 1719. there are 30 scientific journals, & the Codex is considered to be the most famous of all. this sure is one of the most expensive antiques in the world & guess who puchased it? Bill Gates bought it at auction for $30.8 million. also, he had it digitally scanned and it’s available on CD. good guy, Bill Gates!

Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester

Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester

 

#1 Pinner Qing Dynasty Vase – $80.2 million

created in 1740, this antique item is a piece of Qing Dynsty art. the vase is embellished with gold, pastel yellow & sky-blue colors, & has 4 mofits, such as fish & flowers.

Pinner Qing Dynasty Vase

Pinner Qing Dynasty Vase

 

 

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teddy bear: the history

hari ini, 4 tahun yang lalu, saya pernah menulis mengenai 5 teddy bear termahal di dunia. mungkin sedikit aneh & cukup terlambat kalau sekarang saya baru menulis tentang sejarah teddy bear. tapi… ga apa² lah yaaaaa….

sebuah kartun muncul halaman koran Washington Post pada 16 November 1902. hasil karya kartunis Clifford Berryman tersebut menggambarkan Presiden Amerika Serikat kala itu, Theodore Roosevelt yang menolak menembak beruang yang diikat ke sebuah pohon willow.

kartun itu berdasarkan kisah nyata. 2 hari sebelumnya, sang presiden ikut dalam acara perburuan beruang dekat Onward atas undangan Gubernur Mississippi kala itu, Andrew H. Longino. “Tak seperti undangan lain, Roosevelt tak beruntung mendapatkan seekor pun,” demikian dikutip dari situs National Park Service.

para pembantu presiden, yang dipimpin Holt Collier — yang terlahir sebagai budak sekaligus mantan tentara kavaleri Konfederasi, mengikat seekor beruang ke pohon willow. ia lalu memanggil Roosevelt & membujuknya untuk menembaknya.

namun, ia tak mau menembak beruang. itu tidak jantan! kabar penolakan Roosevelt itu menyebar ke seantero negeri. sejumlah artikel diterbitkan tentang presiden yang menolak menembak beruang.

apalagi, ia bukan sekedar orang nomor 1 di AS. Theodore Roosevelt adalah pemburu hebat. Clifford Berryman menggambar kartun setelah membaca artikel soal itu di koran

 

 

sementara, seorang pemilik toko permen, Morris Michtom mendapat gagasan setelah melihat kartun ciptaan Berryman. kebetulan, ia & istrinya Rose adalah pembuat boneka binatang.

Michtom memutuskan untuk membuat boneka beruang & mendedikasikannya untuk sang presiden yang menolak untuk menembak seekor beruang. ia menyebut boneka itu, ‘Teddy’s Bear’.

setelah menerima izin dari Roosevelt, Michtom mulai memproduksi Teddy’s Bear secara massal. dagangannya laris manis. saking populernya, ia mendirikan perusahaan Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

boneka Teddy Bear awalnya mirip beruang sungguhan, dengan moncong panjang & mata kecil seukuran kancing pakaian. sementara versi yang lebih baru tampil lebih lucu. dengan mata lebih lebar, dahi serta hidung lebih kecil.

sementara itu di Jerman, perusahaan mainan Steiff — yang tak tahu menahu soal kepopuleran boneka beruang bikinan Michtom memproduksi mainan serupa rancangan Richard Steiff.

boneka beruang ala Jerman dipamerkan di Leipzig Toy Fair pada Maret 1903. Hermann Berg, saudagar dari George Borgfeldt & Company di New York memesan 3.000 buah untuk dikirim ke Amerika Serikat — yang konon tak pernah sampai.

 

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