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THE ANNUAL BUXTON ANTIQUES FAIR
An annual event in a destination location like the Peak District presents a celebratory event for visitors and residents alike who are able to visit a nationwide collection of antiques and fine art dealers gathered under one roof for a Spring weekend extravaganza each year,supported by the famous Buxton Opera House and the annual Buxton Festival, at the Buxton Antiques Fair at the Pavilion Gardens from 12-15 May 2016. This year the caravanserai will decamp to a new purpose built location at the Pavilion Gardens while the main Pavilion is being re-furbished but those vital facilities of a good restaurant and easy car park will be unaffected!
Fine Art and the Decorative Arts are a standout feature for 2016 with exhibitors Muse, The Sculpture Gallery, Garret & Hurst, Baron Fine Art, Callaghan Fine Art, and E Stacey Marks Fine Art part of the impressive rosta. Returning exhibitor Jo Bennett Original Paintings will be joining this group showing pieces from the celebrated Northern artist Geoffrey Keys.
Two local dealers do no have far to travel – Steve Bentley Decorative Arts from Buxton who walks to the Pavilion each day, showing designer Arts & Crafts Derbyshire furniture, lighting, silver and copper from the late 19th and early 20th century and Bakewell dealer Peter Bunting Antiques dealing in early oak of the 16th 17th and 18th century, paintings and metalwork.
The fair caters to discerning collectors of jewellery and this keen crowd can expect to see fine quality Victorian and C20th pieces from Trivette, Anderson Jones and T. Robert. Shapiro & Co from London will show Faberge and other Eastern European and Russian silver, glass and enamels. Tony Horsley will please collectors of Royal Worcester, Derby, Minton and Coalport a large selection of candle-snuffers. Candice Horley of Twentieth Century Glamour shows a selection of early 20th century porcelain figures, Art Deco art and Hollywood style costume jewellery. Roger de Ville specialises in early English pottery and promises a fine display of Toby jugs, early Staffordshire figures, transferware and commemorative pieces.
Shapiro & Co Ltd - An 18 carat Gold mounted Tanzanite and Diamond stone set Ladies Ring circa 1980
Set with a single fine Fancy Cut Tanzanite stone of 4.01 carats weight and accompanied with high quality Brilliant Cut Diamond stones with a total weight of 0.33 carats, all mounted in the original hand made 18 carat Gold setting.
Stylus marked for Kosta 1944, K.K. for art glass, inventory number "526" and "Bergh", original Kosta foil label. Article measured in centimetres and rounded to the nearest quarter inch. Height 20.3cm/8in, rim diameter 14cm/5.75in, weight 3.78kg/8.3lb. £525.
Jo Brayshaw Antiques - Rare malachite Czech scent bottle
Garret & Hurst: Cupid by Auguste Moreau C1894 Height: 17 cm Ticket Price £1,875.
Muse The Sculpture Gallery - Frankel , life size study in bronze , world edition 9 by Gill Parker
For full exhibitor list, tickets and times see Cooper Events