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Muse Sculpture Gallery

Muse The Scultpure Company - A horse’s head sculpture by Heather Jansch.

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!

Granta Fine Art

Granta Fine Art - 'Fairground at Night' by Matt Bruce Scottish 1915 – 2000

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.

Jo Bennett Original Paintings

Jo Bennet Original Paintings 'Crow Wood' Oils on canvas. Signed & dated (20)15. Size 41x51cm approx. £8,200
Geoffrey Key was born Manchester, England 1941. He studied at the Regional College of Art taking sculpture as a post graduate. This highly regarded painter and sculptor is considered by many to be the most important artist working in the northwest today. He is represented in many public and corporate collections in the UK, France and Hong Kong and in private collections throughout the world.

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.

Steve Bentley Decorative Arts

Steve Bentley
An oak Arts & Crafts revolving book stand, circa 1900, by Liberty & Co. £1,750. From Steve Bentley Decorative Arts & Lighting

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 Antique Jewels

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.

Collectors of delectable collectibles in the form of perfume bottles will be delighted to find a collection of rare and unusual perfume bottles from new exhibitor Richard Hoppé. These include French perfume bottle holder in the form of a lamp post, circa 1930’s, by Corday, Paris, with an ash tray to the base and three perfume bottles, from a time when ladies would smoke as they dressed!
Richard Hoppe Antiques

Richard Hoppe
A very fine clear crystal vase. One panel is masterfully engraved with a speeding figure of Mercury

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

Jo Brayshaw Antiques  - Rare malachite Czech scent bottle

Another temptation for collectors of perfume bottles will be a rare Art Deco Bohemian Czech malachite glass perfume bottle and stopper, crisply moulded with stylised bluebells. Circa 1930, for £450 from regular exhibitor Jo Brayshaw Antiques.

Garret & Hurst Antiques

Garret & Hurst: Cupid by Auguste Moreau  C1894    Height: 17 cm  Ticket Price  £1,875.


Cover Image:

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