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Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner Nashville Appraisals Corporation
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 8093
Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of Nashville Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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What Italian antiques are a good investment to buy there and

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What Italian antiques are a good investment to buy there and bring back to the US?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 11 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
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Items I have found to be good investments bought in Italy:

Carrara Marble (very white) carved items - some are found at Tuscany

Capodimonte statues and candlesticks and chandeliers

Maps

Terracotta items

Blood red coral jewelry from Naples

Hand-blown glass figures, paperweights similar to Murano glass near Venice

Rosaries

Prayer books with carved covers

To be termed an "antique," the item needs to be more than 100 years old.

Buy items from the end of the 19thC to 1920s. These are or soon will be antiques and will be more affordable than earlier items. Still, if you find affordable prices on older items, buy them.

Trust your own taste. If you like something, others will as well.

Avoid ivories. There are very strict laws about transporting and selling them in many countries.

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