Bürgin Collection Blog

In the Bürgin Collection site you will notice that many items have a story attached to their discovery and how I acquired them.

In this section I have more stories to share around my writing, my collection and my love of art and antiquities. I hope that, on reading them, you will then begin to understand that the catalogue of items on the Bürgin Collection website is not just a list of things for sale, but my attempt to share.

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Back to Europe

Back to Europe

By Daniel Bürgin | 15 June 2016 | 0 Comments

Above the hearts the word UNIT is carved in an old font type and underneath the hearts, one can see a line of small flames. I can visualize our lady pressing its surface in red ink on letters of love and longing that travelled a long way back home.

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Found in Tokyo

Found in Tokyo

By Daniel Bürgin | 15 November 2015 | 0 Comments

The set is complete with two small glass jars with decorative silver lids to the left and right of the crystal seal. I did not manage to open one of the glass jars and it still contains the original black, sand-like, reflecting powder, which I have not ma

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Switzerland Trip

Switzerland Trip

By Daniel Bürgin | 09 November 2014 | 0 Comments

The small writing set is feminine by all means. I envisioned a young lady leaving England from one of the ports in the South, heading out on a long journey, not without fraught, to a new world, a new continent, called Australia.

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A Trip to Australia

A Trip to Australia

By Daniel Bürgin | 09 November 2013 | 0 Comments

On a trip in Australia, I came across two charming septuagenarian ladies. They were offering silver table-ware, silver jewellery and two not-so-old Netsuke of dubious origin and age. Amidst all, I spotted a small green box with a lid that no longer closes

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