If you think that old things, it's something artisanal and ugly, something very wrong. As for beauty, elegance and other aspects of the visual component, the craftsmen of the past will give odds to many of our contemporaries, using technological innovations.
On the website Reddit has a section called ArtefactsPorn (everything is clear without translation), where users share photos of unique and very beautiful things that were created a long time ago, but still able to impress!
The sleeping cat. Ivory. Japan, XIX century
Incense burner in the shape of a praying mantis, Japan XVIII-XIX century
Disk with dragons, China, XIV century
Neighing horse. The Tang dynasty, China, VI-IX century
The Golden gauntlet, armor of Henry II. France, 1550
Bracelet gold, enamel and precious stones. India, XIX century
Helmets Vex. Scandinavian bronze age, 1100 — 900 years
Helmet Carroll V Habsburg, created by Filippo Negroli. Milan, XVI century
A Golden ring the priest Sitamun. Egypt, 26th dynasty, 664-525 years BC
The vessel is made of blue, white and yellow glass. Egypt, 18th dynasty, 1353-1336 years
Teapot made of rock crystal with gold mounts. India (crystal) and Dresden, Germany (rim). 1700-1720 years
A strikingly beautiful axe, probably used for hunting. Sicily, Italy, XVI century
Gold ear plugs. Kenya, XIX century
The statue of Death with a bow. Germany, 1520
Gothic boxwood depicting the last judgment, Europe, XVI century
Blue-and-gold armour of Maximilian II
Gold bracelet found on the remains of a woman, Pompeii, first century ad
Samurai helmet in the shape of an octopus. Japan, 1700 years
Sword of ivory, and steel. The Netherlands, second half of the XVII century. The upper part of the sword depicts the rescue of Andromeda by Perseus.
"My friend" revolver knuckle 22 caliber, patented in 1865, USA
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