Antique Hand-held Brass Fan My Experience With Using Antique Vessels For Cooking And Drinking Water Mystical Copper vessel A Door into the Past Health Benefits Of Drinking Water Stored In Copper Vessels

Antique Hand-held Brass Fan

11
Apr
Antique Hand-held Brass Fan
Antique hand-held brass fan with peacock neck handle I am going to present to you an antique hand-held brass fan which I have collected recently that was used by a rich landlord during the Zamindari system in pre-independence India. This beautiful brass fan is acquired from a gentleman by name Adinarayanan whose great grandfather was working as a chief accountant for a wealthy landlord in present Tamil Nadu state,India somewhere in the pre-independence era or the early 19s.  It was given as a...
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My Experience With Using Antique Vessels For Cooking And Drinking Water

28
Mar
My Experience With Using Antique Vessels For Cooking And Drinking Water
Here’s a new guest post. Sushma, is an ardent follower of ykantiques.com. After realising the benefits of using traditional cooking vessels, she has discarded the modern kitchenware like pressure cookers and non-stick cookware one fine morning and started using only traditional cookware made of brass, bronze, copper, iron and earthen pots. She proudly says that neither she nor her husband visited a doctor since last 2 years and she attributes this gift of health to her traditional way of...
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Decorating old-world in a modern home

29
Feb
Decorating old-world in a modern home
Ever walk past those big old houses with the old furniture and the old glassware that sits prettily in the shelves? Their garage sales must be something, right? To have a similarish feel in your own house, you don’t really have to look too far, go look into your attic you might find something super cool as well! One of the reasons antiques have become particularly popular is that people are looking at the past when things were made with the intention of making them last and the idea of...
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Mystical Copper vessel

24
Feb
Mystical Copper vessel
Mystical copper vessel with 3 white metal strips, dragon embellishments and the lid with the knob Copper has played an important role in human civilization. It is one such element that has been extensively used in shaping up the history and culture of Asian countries and the world at large.Copper holds the significance of being an essential mineral required by our body to finding a place in the temples and monasteries as a vessel of prime importance on which food is offered to the Gods. As the...
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A Door into the Past

02
Feb
A Door into the Past
              Antique main door with carved frame,projected canopy,brass handle, locking chain and turmeric yellow threshold   Gather around on the rug, its story time! The sun is beginning to rise with its rays just beginning to filter in through the windows of the house. It wakes up a small boy, all of his seven years apparent in the curiosity his eyes held. He looks out of the window to see the bright green of the fields, and he hears the chirping of the birds and the tinkling...
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Health Benefits Of Drinking Water Stored In Copper Vessels

27
Jan
Health Benefits Of Drinking Water Stored In Copper Vessels
These days even doctors recommend patients to drink water stored in copper jugs overnight on empty stomachs. Our ancestors were wise and intelligent; no wonder they used vessels made of brass and copper and they lived a longer life and were healthier than our generation. Also according to Ayurveda, there are three doshas in our bodies namely vata, kapha and pitta and it is commonly believed drinking water stored in copper jug has the ability to balance all these three doshas of our bodies. Most...
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Personal encounter with Antiques!

18
Jan
Personal encounter with Antiques!
I have known YK Sir for little over a month now, we were introduced by a common friend and since then we have been exchanging mails and talking over the phone. I can say we have been bonding over antiques. We never met officially until last Saturday (26th December, 2015). After exchanging a couple of mails- planning our rendezvous, we finally met and ever since that meeting all I am doing is thinking and visualising about the items(rare, classic, vintage and old) that were displayed in his...
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Antique Coin Toning AndWhy You Should Know About It

08
Jan
Antique Coin Toning AndWhy You Should Know About It
A lot of antique collectors start off with an interest in old coins. Coin toning is a term used to describe the discolouring of coins which happens due to the oxygen in the air and its effects on the metal of the coin.The word of the day today for the budding numismatist is toning. I’m sure the antiquer in you is eager to figure out how toning applies to you and your love for antiquing.If you have a conversation with someone interested in coins, they will give you varied opinions about...
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The Click And Whirr Of The Vintage Portable Typewriter

21
Dec
The Click And Whirr Of The Vintage Portable Typewriter
Now, the bibliophile in you is tap tapping away at a computer every night as you churn out your master pieces, all the while hoping that you had one of those fancy type writers. How do I know this, you ask me? That’s because I have the misfortune of having a brain that constantly obsesses over old and outdated things as well. Now that you know about my obsession for good old things, it’s time to tell you about the one fascinating portable vintage type writer that I saw recently. This is not...
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6 Things To Keep In Mind Before You Go Antiquing

05
Dec
6 Things To Keep In Mind Before You Go Antiquing
If you are thinking of going antiquing this week, you’ve come to the right place. Though, if you know enough of it to make a weekend of antiquing, you know where to begin. But for the uninitiated, here is where you begin, be glad! Let me start by giving you a dictionary meaning of the word and let’s take it from there. The Oxford dictionary says that an antique is a collectable item of high value because of its age and quality. Well, that is what an antique essentially is. But if you talk...
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