Opening Hours & Events
From Saturday 11 November until Sunday 29 November 2023
Preview: Thursday November 9 from 2pm to 10pm (upon invitation)
Vernissage: Friday November 10 from 2pm to 10pm (upon invitation)
Fair: From Saturday 11 November until Sunday 19 November 2023.
Hours: Week: from 1pm to 7pm – Week-end: from 11am to 7pm
Antica 2023: More information coming soon
The fake in the jewel
When we read the definition of “jewel”, the Larousse says: “object of adornment
precious by the material or the workmanship”.
When we buy a piece of jewellery, we all have an underlying feeling about its
authenticity. Are we dealing with a fake?
The definition of “forgery” is that which constitutes a falsification that is detrimental to
others, an imitation or counterfeit work.
But what does “fake jewellery” really mean?
Fancy jewellery, industrial jewellery made of non-precious materials
such as rhinestones, plastics, glassware and other imitation stones, is it fake?
Fake is a strong term, very broad and fake itself. It implies a plethora of possibilities
possibilities that this conference should clarify in order to reconcile us with a
to reconcile us with a serene purchase in jewellery.
This conference will be punctuated by anecdotes and stories of forgeries that have shaken
the world of fine jewellery.
Expert in jewellery, silverware and precious objects
Rothschild women: collectors
patrons and donors in the background.
As part of the exhibition “Collectionneuses Rothschild. Patrons and donors
organized at the Musée de La Boverie in Liège, in exceptional collaboration
with the Louvre, Fanny Moens, one of the three curators and curator at the Musée des
curators and curator at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Liège, will present some of the
some of the great female figures of this illustrious family.
Collectors, patrons, builders and heiresses, these women have made a significant contribution to the enrichment of
significantly to the enrichment of the historical heritage and collections of French
French museums through their considerable donations and legacies.
Their collections are composed of works from all periods and all horizons:
great artists such as Fragonard, Chardin, Delacroix, Cézanne, Rodin, Schiele,
as well as porcelain, paintings from the Italian Renaissance, jewellery, objects of African
African and Far Eastern art.
Museum of Fine Arts of Liege ? La Boverie
Entrance valid for 1 person
- Free entrance for children under 16 years old and for students (on presentation of the student card)
- Animals not admitted on site
Craving for lunch or dinner? Take place in one of our catering facilities.
Our Restaurant offers a rich assortment of dishes and desserts throughout the fair. The Pommery Champagne bar is located in the heart of the fair… There is no better place to enjoy a fresh champagne glass… The food corner will also welcome you all day long for desserts and degustation plates.
Address & Accessibility
Place: Namur Expo | Avenue Sergent Vrithoff 2 | 5000 Namur | Belgium
from the E411 motorway (Brussels – Luxembourg) exit 13 (Champion) : go in the direction of the centre/railway station
from the motorway E42 (Mons – Liège) take exit 12 (Namur-Ouest) : go in the direction of the centre/railway station
By public transport
Take the train to Namur (50 minutes from Brussels). From the railway station the route is signposted : on foot (10 min) or by taxi from the station.
The bus lines n°5, 27 and 71 go to Namur Expo