Anything which was proper to a former age, but out of harmony with the present. The quick advance of various styles continuously adds to an ever-growing number of latecomers. For many, it is neither possible nor desirable to conduct a life in step with the changing times. Modernity is a thin layer floating on a deep vat of knowledge and experience that constitutes the foundation of human culture. The past is a support sometimes exposed and seen as a “violation of the course of time.” Anachronism is therefore unavoidable, and an essential condition of human existence. Silver can connect the old and the new, as could a masquerade ball without any sense of nostalgia.