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The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair - 10 - 13 January 2019

Antiques News & Fairs - The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair - 10 - 13 January 2019
 

Mary Cooke Antiques - An important George IV two handled silver bowl with royal armorial crest and motto, made in London in 1830 by William Eaton,  5.1" high x 9" wide (handle to handle), 14oz weight, priced at £4,500.

Event: The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair
Organiser: The Antiques Dealers Fair Ltd
Venue: The London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6JP
Date: 10 - 13 January 2019

Enquiries:

Tel: 01797 252030

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair - 10 - 13 January 2019

Burlington - 'Shipping on the Orwell' by Edward Seago, oil on canvas, signed, priced at £62,000.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

Lighting up the dull time after the main holiday of the year in UK, when everyone feels a little jaded after the Christmas and New Year celebrations, will be the Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair, Thursday 10 - Sunday 13 January 2019, organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited.

The event takes place in the five star Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square hotel in central London where the now well established boutique event welcomes international visitors and collectors in town for the festive season.

"Whether people are seeking a unique gift or a distinctive item for an interior, the exhibitors at our events certainly won't disappoint them," said Ingrid Nilson of The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited. The majority of whom are members of BADA or LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers."

Shining through amongst the silver are two important royal pieces on Mary Cooke Antiques' stand: a most unusual George IV two handled silver bowl, made by William Eaton, London 1830, £4,500 and a matching George III cast silver milk/cream jug, George III cast silver milk/cream jug, made in London in 1809 by William Laver, £2,950. Both bear the arms, crest and motto of a Duke of the Blood Royal, specifically those of Prince William Henry (1765-1837), son of King George III and his consort, Queen Charlotte. At the dates of manufacture, he was styled as Duke of Clarence and St. Andrews and these pieces must have been ordered before he succeeded his brother George IV, as King William IV, in June 1830.

Paintings cater for most tastes, whether it be the grandness of The Coronation Of Queen Elizabeth 1st on January 15th 1559 by Frank Moss Bennett (1874-1953), British, for sale for £7,500 from Saunders Fine Art or an original oil on board of Going To Work by L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) from Haynes Fine Art - London & Cotswolds. Some paintings record historical places and events like Atelier Limited's etching by James Abbott McNeill Whistler PRBA (1834-1903) The 'Adam and Eve', Old Chelsea, London, which pre-dates the upheaval when the embankment was created and the whole area changed. Or there is the Original Design for a Carriage Print advertising The Great Eastern Railway Company’s Liverpool Street Hotel, London by Percy Robertson R.E. (1868-1934), watercolour and collage, signed, c.1905, £2,750.

Burlington is showing paintings by Marcel Dyf (1899-1995), Cecil Kennedy (1905-1997),Herbert Davis Richter (1874-1955), Amédée Julien Marcel-Clément (b. 1873), Albert Durer Lucas (1828-1918) and Shipping on the Orwell by Edward Seago (1910-1974), oil on canvas, signed, £62,000. Another oil painting with a royal theme can be found on Paul Mayhew Fine Art's stand - At the Races by Air Vice-Marshal Norman Hoad (1923-2014), £1,500. Hoad was a bomber pilot who developed his artistic talent while a PoW in Stalag Luft 111. After a distinguished career in the RAF, he became a full-time artist specialising in aviation and animal subjects. He became Vice–President of the Guild of Aviation Artists and his work is now on display in the RAF Museum Hendon and in other public collections. Horses were a favourite subject in his paintings, and in 1979 the Society of Equestrian Artists was formed under his chairmanship. Among his best known works is one of the Queen reviewing Trooping the Colour on her favourite trooping horse, Burmese, and this painting is now in a private collection.

Classical sculpture comes in the form of Prise de Corsaire by Emmanuel Villanis, a fabulous late 19th century Art Nouveau bronze depicting a beautiful young girl, who has been captured by pirates, signed Villanis, stamped with a foundry seal and titled to fore, 54cm high, c.1890, £3,850 from Hickmet Fine Arts. A 16th century Flemish alabaster Repentant Magdalene, £7,500 from Garret & Hurst Sculpture has very interesting symbolism: the skull on a book tells us that this is Magdalene repentant, the jar of oil to wash Christ’s feet with her hair and the Mary of Magdala tower, Magdala meaning tower.

Glass specialist M&D Moir is bringing six tiny signed René Lalique Lille liqueur glasses, c.1936, £1,200 the set and striking and vibrantly coloured Monart vases each with their original labels, c.1935, £400-£500. Staying on the subject of glass, Hickmet Fine Arts is showing the Stingray vase by Emile Gallé, a spectacular and very rare early 20th century French cameo glass vase with a decorative acid cut design of four swimming stingrays all individually engraved with different body patterns on a vibrant yellow and deep blue field, signed Gallé, 24cm high, c.1900, POA.

Decorative Arts specialists Morgan Strickland will be returning to the fair and will be the subject of our December "In conversation with ..." blog post.

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair - 10 - 13 January 2019

Flaxman Fine Jewellery - A cascading diamond necklace mounted in platinum, American, c. 1955, priced at £65,000. 

Antiques News & Fairs - ADFL Ltd Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair
Morgan Strickland Antiques - Mother feeding her chicks – bronze and marble group of a crested bird and her offspring,

France c1900.  Priced at £265

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:
Joining the fair for the first time is LuxdLux, purveyor of top designer handbags and accessories from well-known designers like Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton. Highlights for sale include an extremely rare Hermès limited edition shiny crocodile Birkin bag, 2007, £49,000 and a limited edition Chanel fuchsia pink python skin wallet on chain with palladium hardware, 20cm model, 2015, £3,950.

The inexhaustible passion for jewellery will be well catered for and a real showstopper comes from Flaxman Fine Jewellery - a 1950's American cascading diamond necklace mounted in platinum, £65,000. The cascading diamond centre piece, reminiscent of a waterfall, comprises 40cts of round brilliant cut diamonds and was almost certainly made in New York or New Jersey. American jewellers were debatably at their peak in the pre and post war periods with pockets of expert craftsman setting up shop in New York, New Jersey, Boston and Philadelphia. Workshops such as Tiffany lead the way, however lesser known workshops such as Oscar Heyman Brothers, J.E.Caldwell, Spalding & Co, Bailey Banks & Biddle and Black Star & Frost were stars in their own right. Wimpole Antiques returns with some Oscar Heyman pieces, as well as an impressive Art Deco double clip/brooch in fine diamonds, c.1930s, price in the region of £12,750. By contrast, an amusing piece is Wimpole Antiques' reticulated gold skeleton pendant with black diamond eyes, priced in the region of £2,000. Even the jaw drops!  Precious Flora's floral themed jewellery is a 14 ct gold holly brooch with nephrite leaves and coral berries, made in Vienna in the 1950s/60s, £450.

Gråsilver focuses on 20th century jewellery by important Scandinavian designers like Georg Jensen. Designed by Kim Nave for Georg Jensen of Denmark is a rare silver & gold disc armring, c.1970, £3,000. Another highlight is the Lapponia Flowering Wall, an 18ct gold and tourmaline necklace designed by Finnish jeweller Björn Weckström in1965, £10,000. In 1965, Lapponia took part in the international jewellery contest in Rio de Janeiro, where Björn Weckström's golden necklace Flowering Wall won the Grand Prix. Through this distinguished award, the company received worldwide recognition, launching Lapponia's international success.

For the gentlemen visiting the fair, Timewise has a timeless classic amongst the impressive collection of vintage watches: the Rolex Oyster Precision with rare quartered Chevron dial, hallmarked 1959, £8,000. There are vintage watches for ladies too. On a larger horological scale Richard Price, of BBC Antiques Roadshow fame, returns with his collection of clocks, mainly French and English, including a rare French bronze and ormolu timepiece depicting Robinson Crusoe with a later 8 day movement. Crusoe is shown with an umbrella and rifle, flanked by a palm tree with parrot, on burr maple base containing a 2 air musical box, in a glassed dome case, early 19th century, £9,750.

Jeroen Markies Art Deco proves popular at the fair and is returning with a fine selection of mid-century furniture and accessories, including an angular English Art Deco side chair in the Modernist style with figured macassar ebony surround and upholstered in cream leather, £1,250. There is also a specially commissioned Art Deco marriage chest with inlaid design to front and corners in a variety of woods - boxwood, Macassar ebony, straight grain walnut and satinwood and carved base and feet. The mahogany interior has integral shelving. It depicts a couple with the man on one side playing music for the lady, on the other side, to dance. By Asprey of London (with original labels) comes an Art Deco figured walnut gaming table. It opens over integral, baize covered slides to full gaming table with original chemin de fer and gaming chips, and later roulette wheel, £16,500.

Moving centuries, S&S Timms Antiques brings a pair of 18th century gilt wood wall mirrors, in the rococo style, with oval plates surrounded by elaborate frames carved with C scrolls, acanthus and foliage, c.1760, £15,000 and an early 19th century French walnut and cherry wood dresser with elegant original canopy rack over three frieze drawers and two figured panelled cupboard doors on elegant cabriole feet, c.1800, £4,950.

Antiques News & Fairs - The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair - 10 - 13 January 2019
 

Hickmet Fine Arts - Early 20th century Stingray vase by Emile Gallé, French cameo glass with a decorative acid cut design of four swimming stingrays all individually engraved with different body patterns on a vibrant yellow and deep blue field, signed Gallé, c.1900, POA.

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair - 10 - 13 January 2019

Richard Price - A rare French bronze and ormolu timepiece depicting Robinson Crusoe with a later 8 day movement. Crusoe is shown with an umbrella and rifle, flanked by a palm tree with a parrot, on burr maple base containing a 2 air musical box, glassed dome case, early 19th century, priced at £9,750. 

TICKET INFO:

Admission to the fair is £10, including catalogue (and re-admission) on the door or through Eventbrite. For more information about the fair visit The Antiques Dealers Fair Ltd

 

 

 

Cover Image: Flaxman Fine Jewellery - A cascading diamond necklace mounted in platinum, American, c. 1955, priced at £65,000.



News & Fairs Previews

The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair - 10 - 13 January 2019

Antiques News & Fairs - The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair - 10 - 13 January 2019
 

Mary Cooke Antiques - An important George IV two handled silver bowl with royal armorial crest and motto, made in London in 1830 by William Eaton,  5.1" high x 9" wide (handle to handle), 14oz weight, priced at £4,500.

Event: The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair
Organiser: The Antiques Dealers Fair Ltd
Venue: The London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6JP
Date: 10 - 13 January 2019

Enquiries:

Tel: 01797 252030

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair - 10 - 13 January 2019

Burlington - 'Shipping on the Orwell' by Edward Seago, oil on canvas, signed, priced at £62,000.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

Lighting up the dull time after the main holiday of the year in UK, when everyone feels a little jaded after the Christmas and New Year celebrations, will be the Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair, Thursday 10 - Sunday 13 January 2019, organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited.

The event takes place in the five star Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square hotel in central London where the now well established boutique event welcomes international visitors and collectors in town for the festive season.

"Whether people are seeking a unique gift or a distinctive item for an interior, the exhibitors at our events certainly won't disappoint them," said Ingrid Nilson of The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited. The majority of whom are members of BADA or LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers."

Shining through amongst the silver are two important royal pieces on Mary Cooke Antiques' stand: a most unusual George IV two handled silver bowl, made by William Eaton, London 1830, £4,500 and a matching George III cast silver milk/cream jug, George III cast silver milk/cream jug, made in London in 1809 by William Laver, £2,950. Both bear the arms, crest and motto of a Duke of the Blood Royal, specifically those of Prince William Henry (1765-1837), son of King George III and his consort, Queen Charlotte. At the dates of manufacture, he was styled as Duke of Clarence and St. Andrews and these pieces must have been ordered before he succeeded his brother George IV, as King William IV, in June 1830.

Paintings cater for most tastes, whether it be the grandness of The Coronation Of Queen Elizabeth 1st on January 15th 1559 by Frank Moss Bennett (1874-1953), British, for sale for £7,500 from Saunders Fine Art or an original oil on board of Going To Work by L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) from Haynes Fine Art - London & Cotswolds. Some paintings record historical places and events like Atelier Limited's etching by James Abbott McNeill Whistler PRBA (1834-1903) The 'Adam and Eve', Old Chelsea, London, which pre-dates the upheaval when the embankment was created and the whole area changed. Or there is the Original Design for a Carriage Print advertising The Great Eastern Railway Company’s Liverpool Street Hotel, London by Percy Robertson R.E. (1868-1934), watercolour and collage, signed, c.1905, £2,750.

Burlington is showing paintings by Marcel Dyf (1899-1995), Cecil Kennedy (1905-1997),Herbert Davis Richter (1874-1955), Amédée Julien Marcel-Clément (b. 1873), Albert Durer Lucas (1828-1918) and Shipping on the Orwell by Edward Seago (1910-1974), oil on canvas, signed, £62,000. Another oil painting with a royal theme can be found on Paul Mayhew Fine Art's stand - At the Races by Air Vice-Marshal Norman Hoad (1923-2014), £1,500. Hoad was a bomber pilot who developed his artistic talent while a PoW in Stalag Luft 111. After a distinguished career in the RAF, he became a full-time artist specialising in aviation and animal subjects. He became Vice–President of the Guild of Aviation Artists and his work is now on display in the RAF Museum Hendon and in other public collections. Horses were a favourite subject in his paintings, and in 1979 the Society of Equestrian Artists was formed under his chairmanship. Among his best known works is one of the Queen reviewing Trooping the Colour on her favourite trooping horse, Burmese, and this painting is now in a private collection.

Classical sculpture comes in the form of Prise de Corsaire by Emmanuel Villanis, a fabulous late 19th century Art Nouveau bronze depicting a beautiful young girl, who has been captured by pirates, signed Villanis, stamped with a foundry seal and titled to fore, 54cm high, c.1890, £3,850 from Hickmet Fine Arts. A 16th century Flemish alabaster Repentant Magdalene, £7,500 from Garret & Hurst Sculpture has very interesting symbolism: the skull on a book tells us that this is Magdalene repentant, the jar of oil to wash Christ’s feet with her hair and the Mary of Magdala tower, Magdala meaning tower.

Glass specialist M&D Moir is bringing six tiny signed René Lalique Lille liqueur glasses, c.1936, £1,200 the set and striking and vibrantly coloured Monart vases each with their original labels, c.1935, £400-£500. Staying on the subject of glass, Hickmet Fine Arts is showing the Stingray vase by Emile Gallé, a spectacular and very rare early 20th century French cameo glass vase with a decorative acid cut design of four swimming stingrays all individually engraved with different body patterns on a vibrant yellow and deep blue field, signed Gallé, 24cm high, c.1900, POA.

Decorative Arts specialists Morgan Strickland will be returning to the fair and will be the subject of our December "In conversation with ..." blog post.

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair - 10 - 13 January 2019

Flaxman Fine Jewellery - A cascading diamond necklace mounted in platinum, American, c. 1955, priced at £65,000. 

Antiques News & Fairs - ADFL Ltd Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair
Morgan Strickland Antiques - Mother feeding her chicks – bronze and marble group of a crested bird and her offspring,

France c1900.  Priced at £265

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:
Joining the fair for the first time is LuxdLux, purveyor of top designer handbags and accessories from well-known designers like Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton. Highlights for sale include an extremely rare Hermès limited edition shiny crocodile Birkin bag, 2007, £49,000 and a limited edition Chanel fuchsia pink python skin wallet on chain with palladium hardware, 20cm model, 2015, £3,950.

The inexhaustible passion for jewellery will be well catered for and a real showstopper comes from Flaxman Fine Jewellery - a 1950's American cascading diamond necklace mounted in platinum, £65,000. The cascading diamond centre piece, reminiscent of a waterfall, comprises 40cts of round brilliant cut diamonds and was almost certainly made in New York or New Jersey. American jewellers were debatably at their peak in the pre and post war periods with pockets of expert craftsman setting up shop in New York, New Jersey, Boston and Philadelphia. Workshops such as Tiffany lead the way, however lesser known workshops such as Oscar Heyman Brothers, J.E.Caldwell, Spalding & Co, Bailey Banks & Biddle and Black Star & Frost were stars in their own right. Wimpole Antiques returns with some Oscar Heyman pieces, as well as an impressive Art Deco double clip/brooch in fine diamonds, c.1930s, price in the region of £12,750. By contrast, an amusing piece is Wimpole Antiques' reticulated gold skeleton pendant with black diamond eyes, priced in the region of £2,000. Even the jaw drops!  Precious Flora's floral themed jewellery is a 14 ct gold holly brooch with nephrite leaves and coral berries, made in Vienna in the 1950s/60s, £450.

Gråsilver focuses on 20th century jewellery by important Scandinavian designers like Georg Jensen. Designed by Kim Nave for Georg Jensen of Denmark is a rare silver & gold disc armring, c.1970, £3,000. Another highlight is the Lapponia Flowering Wall, an 18ct gold and tourmaline necklace designed by Finnish jeweller Björn Weckström in1965, £10,000. In 1965, Lapponia took part in the international jewellery contest in Rio de Janeiro, where Björn Weckström's golden necklace Flowering Wall won the Grand Prix. Through this distinguished award, the company received worldwide recognition, launching Lapponia's international success.

For the gentlemen visiting the fair, Timewise has a timeless classic amongst the impressive collection of vintage watches: the Rolex Oyster Precision with rare quartered Chevron dial, hallmarked 1959, £8,000. There are vintage watches for ladies too. On a larger horological scale Richard Price, of BBC Antiques Roadshow fame, returns with his collection of clocks, mainly French and English, including a rare French bronze and ormolu timepiece depicting Robinson Crusoe with a later 8 day movement. Crusoe is shown with an umbrella and rifle, flanked by a palm tree with parrot, on burr maple base containing a 2 air musical box, in a glassed dome case, early 19th century, £9,750.

Jeroen Markies Art Deco proves popular at the fair and is returning with a fine selection of mid-century furniture and accessories, including an angular English Art Deco side chair in the Modernist style with figured macassar ebony surround and upholstered in cream leather, £1,250. There is also a specially commissioned Art Deco marriage chest with inlaid design to front and corners in a variety of woods - boxwood, Macassar ebony, straight grain walnut and satinwood and carved base and feet. The mahogany interior has integral shelving. It depicts a couple with the man on one side playing music for the lady, on the other side, to dance. By Asprey of London (with original labels) comes an Art Deco figured walnut gaming table. It opens over integral, baize covered slides to full gaming table with original chemin de fer and gaming chips, and later roulette wheel, £16,500.

Moving centuries, S&S Timms Antiques brings a pair of 18th century gilt wood wall mirrors, in the rococo style, with oval plates surrounded by elaborate frames carved with C scrolls, acanthus and foliage, c.1760, £15,000 and an early 19th century French walnut and cherry wood dresser with elegant original canopy rack over three frieze drawers and two figured panelled cupboard doors on elegant cabriole feet, c.1800, £4,950.

Antiques News & Fairs - The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair - 10 - 13 January 2019
 

Hickmet Fine Arts - Early 20th century Stingray vase by Emile Gallé, French cameo glass with a decorative acid cut design of four swimming stingrays all individually engraved with different body patterns on a vibrant yellow and deep blue field, signed Gallé, c.1900, POA.

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair - 10 - 13 January 2019

Richard Price - A rare French bronze and ormolu timepiece depicting Robinson Crusoe with a later 8 day movement. Crusoe is shown with an umbrella and rifle, flanked by a palm tree with a parrot, on burr maple base containing a 2 air musical box, glassed dome case, early 19th century, priced at £9,750. 

TICKET INFO:

Admission to the fair is £10, including catalogue (and re-admission) on the door or through Eventbrite. For more information about the fair visit The Antiques Dealers Fair Ltd

 

 

 

Cover Image: Flaxman Fine Jewellery - A cascading diamond necklace mounted in platinum, American, c. 1955, priced at £65,000.