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Back to Basics-Antique Stone Cooking and Storage Pots

Most Viewed By June 23, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , ,

Human civilization has passed through different eras and epochs resulting in the inventions that shaped our history and culture. Amongst the many ages that we have evolved through Stone Age is definitely one of them. Stone Age was the time when our entire race depended on stones. They used tools and weapons made out of stone. Everything from household items…

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Marachombu with lid that is used to carry water during journey

My Experience With Using Antique Vessels For Cooking And Drinking Water

Most Viewed By March 28, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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…

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Antique Coin Toning And Why You Should Know About It

Most Viewed By January 8, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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…

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Kidaram – Large Brass Water Storage Pot

Most Viewed By October 24, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

                                This large brass storage pot is known as Kidaram in Tamil language. Kidaram is used for storage of water in the area known as Chettinadu in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Chettinadu is a dry area and in the olden days where corporation…

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Antique Glass Jar With Lid

Most Viewed By December 20, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

This antique glass jar with lid shown in the picture has subtle curves, clean lines, with bulbous lid handle. The glass container is hard by nature, neutral on pallet and visually gives a relaxed feeling when looked at.The magnificent visibility is a great advantage to identify the contents quickly. This was purchased by my Grandfather Yenugu Krishna Murthy garu in…

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Beatiful stone sculptured statue of a lady drummer purchased in a sale.

How To Acquire Antiques from Genuine Sources – Top Three Tips

Most Viewed By September 18, 2013 Tags: , , , ,

The real joy of acquiring an antique lies in identifying an antique at its original source, persuading the owner to partake it and adding it to your collection. In this process, you get to know the source of the item, the genuineness of the item, the owner of the item, the history of the item, and the purpose for which…

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