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CHESHIRE DECORATIVE ANTIQUES & ART FAIR
The Cheshire Decorative Antiques & Art Fair, Tatton Park, 16-18 September, can trace its origins back to the 1960s and it was known as a very traditional fair until quite recently when current owner Cooper Antiques re-branded it as a decorative antiques and art fair, but retaining some of the traditional elements which have made the fair so successful for so long.
Paul Burnett Decorative Antiques
One-time rivals, these two German makers produced a range of stunning figurines that are now more sought after then ever. With their exotic looks, based on famous ballet dancers of the period, with a large dash of Berlin glamour, these figures are a reminder of the Golden Age of the 1920’s when women’s liberation was synonymous with artistic expression. ‘Coco’ Chanel, Josephine Baker, Greta Garbo, Gloria Swanson and a generation known as the ‘Flapper Girls’ provided inspiration to artists all over the world. Both companies have enjoyed long and illustrious histories and shared many lines of production. In addition to the fabulous dancing figures, they also produced animal models that are equally popular today. Candice Horley will be offering for sale a number of Hutschenreuther pieces including ‘Sun Child’, a model designed by Karl Tutter, circa 1936, priced at £295; ‘Dancing Champions’, circa 1946-48, priced at £495; and ‘Balance’, a female figure balancing a ball on her foot, at £395. Among the Rosenthal factory pieces will be a nude model of a girl by the artist Lore Friedrich-Gronau
Candice Horley 20th Century Glamour -Balance - ‘Balance’, a female figure balancing a ball on her foot, at £395.
C20th art will be featured on the stand of Callaghan Fine Paintings from Shrewsbury; Granta Fine Art from Cambridge and Jo Bennett who specialises in Northern Art including works by Geoffrey Key who is a frequent visitor to the fair. Victorian art is featured on the stands of Billingbear Fine Art from Berkshire and Carnes Fine Art from Yorkshire.
Callaghan Fine Art - Cottage on the Bay by Donald McIntyre (1923-2009), acrylic on board
Several specialise in fine jewellery, notably Plaza, Brieve Antiques, Shapiro & Co, Anderson Jones and Antiques by Design. Jack Shaw & Co. offers fine English silverware, Roger de Ville returns with early English pottery; Jim Dickinson shows antiquarian maps; and Hassan Alabaf specialises in Persian carpets and rugs.