Topic: Personal Shopper Tour
The Sharp eye: Argentine Art, antiques, collectibles and design by the hand of Bob Frassinetti. Read more about me, Press here:Bob Frassinetti in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
We pointed out in a variety of articles the fact that Buenos Aires is becoming to be the Mecca for world wide antique, art, collectibles and design dealers from all over the world for the profitable exchange rate as well as the broad variety of alternatives. Indeed the local advantages put buyers in a very favorable situation.
However there are some important aspects of these sorts of hunts and purchases that should be carefully considered in order to achieve that win-win situation.
Having a sharp eye and knowing in detail the style of items and objects are the key words in this equation.
Falsifications, intended ageing of contemporary objects to give them that “antique” feel, poorly restored original pieces are some of the down sights that can be found in the rich local market that should be specially left aside.
This is an insightful tip for our readers, in no means is a threat or a pull back in our previous statements on the Argentine antique world, it’s just an insightful piece of advice for world wide buyers in order for them to reach that win-win situation so favorable and achievable if proceeding with care and patience.
Copycats are all over the globe, the finest antique centers in the world such as New York, London, Paris, Rome and Tokyo have them and it’s something we, art dealers of the world, have to live together with. The finest and most precise weapon against this crime is knowledge and as French say m?tier, this means knowing the biz.
One piece of advice is to inspection carefully the objects, having good advisees, requiring insightful data on the items in questions and checking them with specialists.
Another tip we can share with you, our loyal reader and fellow antique lover, is that if indeed suspicion is good; going over the board with this uneasy feel can be a lousy companion. There’s no a specific style of market that should be avoided, for example, fairs and off the path markets are hidden treasure locations in which true gems can be found within the “junk”, and some pretty looking shops in sophisticated locations might even be working out their own false objects.
Again, the road to a good purchase is m?tier.
Our lei motive is to work out the business as you would at home, asking, showing, looking and scrutinize the way you’re used to.
Argentina has a great and up growing market for antiques and it should be exploited to its highest most potential, but always looking after your interests.
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We’ll be soon posting new, interesting and useful pieces of advice in this our new section the Sharp eye. Please don’t hesitate to contact us upon any doubts or questions and tips that you shall need when antiquing in BA.
Interested in buying antiques and collectibles from Buenos Aires or for that matter any other item that I have mentioned in any article you have found on this my web site, you can buy Toys from my museum and thru my eBay, at the Toy Museum on eBay press here; Toy Museum on eBay or thru The Buenos Aires ArtDealer, press here; Art Dealer on eBay From Art to Antiques. Or contact me direct.
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