Persoon was born in South Africa at the Cape of Good Hope, the third child of an immigrant Pomeranian father and Dutch mother. His mother died soon after he was born; at the age of thirteen his father (who died a year later) sent him to Europe for his education.
Initially studying theology at Halle, at age 22 (in 1784) Persoon switched to medicine at Leiden and Göttingen. He received a doctorate from the "Kaiserlich-Leopoldinisch-Carolinische Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher" in 1799.
He moved to Paris in 1802, where he spent the rest of his life, renting an upper floor of a house in a poor part of town. He was apparently unemployed, unmarried, poverty-stricken and a recluse, although he corresponded with botanists throughout Europe. Because of his financial difficulties, Persoon agreed to donate his herbarium to the House of Orange, in return for an adequate pension for life.
An antique (Latin:antiquus; "old", "ancient") is an old collectable item. It is collected or desirable because of its age, beauty, rarity, condition, utility, personal emotional connection, and/or other unique features. It is an object that represents a previous era or time period in human society.
It is common practice to define "antique" as applying to objects at least 100 years old,
Antiques are usually objects that show some degree of craftsmanship—or a certain attention to design, such as a desk or an early automobile. They are bought at antique shops, estate sales, auction houses, online auctions, and other venues, or estate inherited. Antique dealers often belong to national trade associations, many of which belong to CINOA, a confederation of art and antique associations across 21 countries that represents 5,000 dealers.
The common definition of antique is a collectible object such as a piece of furniture or work of art that has a high value because of its considerable age, yet it does in fact vary depending on the source, product, and year. Motor vehicles are an exception to the 100-year rule. The customary definition of antique requires that an item be at least 100 years old and in original.
Antique was one of the three sakup (districts) of Panay before Spanish colonizers arrived on the islands. The province was known at that time as Hantík, the local name for the large black ants found on the island. The Spanish chroniclers, influenced by the French, recorded the region's name as Hantique, which was then read as 'antique (silent 'h'). The locals then pronounced the name into its present name "Antique" (än-ti-ké)
Historians believe that the earliest people who settled on the island of Panay were tribal Negritos or Atis. Oral history, relayed as the "Maragtas", states that ten "datus" or minor tribal chieftains from Malay escaped persecution from a city called Odtohan from Borneo due to a tyrant ruler called Makatunaw. The ten datus, led by Datu Puti, sailed northward with their families and communities, landing on Panay after departing Borneo. There are claims that the narrative of the Maragtas is dated to 1212 to fit with the transition of the Sri Vijayan Empire to Majapahit but there are no written evidence about this, nor there are any existing claims that links the datus to Borneo. Nevertheless, the Maragtas narrative is to be considered as part of the local history of the people.
The museum is jampacked with vintage advertising posters, antique bottles, miniature models of distilleries and paraphernalia, including mid-century decanters shaped like traditionally dressed Dutch matrons, sassy vixens and Uncle Sam... Tasting and tour tickets about $20 per person ... Drinks from about $1 per tasting glass, cocktails about $12.
The first lottery will feature the Buffalo TraceAntiqueCollection, which are aged at least 15 years. Each 750 milliliter bottle retails for $109.99. Winning entries are limited to one bottle per participant, and will be removed from subsequent drawings in the same lottery if chosen. The Buffalo Trace Antique Collection lottery includes. ... Taylor Jr.
Vendors displayed working decoys, carved decoys, art work, sculptures and antiques for sale Nov. 9, 10 and 11. They paid $30 per parking space to display their wares. Indoors, decoy sellers set up shop in two meeting rooms ...Nearly 60 vendors are exhibiting at the bazaar, including Chuck & Lynn Usilton of C & L Antiques in Conowingo, Maryland ... .
The Kerala High Court on Thursday directed for making the Enforcement Directorate (ED) a party in the case over probing allegations against Monson Mavunkal and others who are involved in the fake antiques scam ... The court said Monson should have been stopped then and said there is a whole other world when it comes to antiques abroad.
Last year, then Union culture minister Prahlad Patel had said that between 2014 and 2020, the government was able to retrieve 40 antiquities from various countries. Between 1976 and 2014, as per ASI records, 13 antique pieces had been repatriated to India.
18 ... On top of dispatcher salaries ($335,722 per year), the town would need to spend $290,000 to update the center’s antiquated dispatch console, software and other hardware ... Still, the town would need to hire clerks to man the front desk at the Manchester PoliceDepartment, estimated to cost between $46,000 and $250,000 per year ... .
... “adopt an antiquated police staffing model.” ... Today, Austin voters rejected Proposition A, a ballot item that would have forced the City of Austin to spend $120 million to adopt an antiquated police staffing model of two police officers per one-thousand residents.— MayorAdler .
... to make a ratio of about 2 cops per 1,000Austin residents ... Today, Austin voters rejected Proposition A, a ballot item that would have forced the City of Austin to spend $120 million to adopt an antiquated police staffing model of two police officers per one-thousand residents.
Bring collectibles, antiques and other treasures for expert review to the free 21st annual Attic Treasures & Collectibles Event from 9 a.m ... A news release said it’s similar to what you see on Antiques Roadshow, which runs on LPB TV.
(ii) the capacity building of the Antique, Aklan, and Capiz chapters (Intermediate Outcome 2) and. (iii) reducing health and disaster risk in 30 communities in the 3 chapters (Aklan, Antique, and Capiz intermediate outcome 3).