Piccolo Art and Next Antique Show Piccolo Art a provider of Fine Portrait and Portrait Miniatures is pleased to announce its attendance at the NEC in Birmingham England the dates are 27th-30th March 2008.
Antiques For Everyone
Halls 17-19, NEC Birmingham B40 1NT
27th - 30th March 2008
Welcome to the Spring 2008 Antiques for Everyone Fair at the NEC, Birmingham. Antiques for Everyone is Britain’s premier dedicated antiques event with 400 specialist dealers from across the country showing a fabulous range of high quality antiques, fine art and objets d’art valued at more than £20million. It is the UK’s largest indoor, datelined event with more than 50,000 antiques on sale. Private collectors, interior decorators and regular trade buyers are among the 20,000 regular visitors from across the world.
Pictures In Little
Piccolo Art is an art dealer specializing in antique portrait miniatures and small portraits from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. Whether starting a collection, or added to an existing one, we offer portrait miniatures and small portraits in a wide price range, with the emphasis upon aesthetic appeal and historic interest. For centuries people have been interested in the portrait miniature for many reason; perhaps one of the most important being that the miniature has always stood apart in the field of portraiture. Unlike the wall portrait, which by its very size was meant as a public object, designed to flatter the sitter, or impressed the viewer, the portrait miniature was initially conceived for quite different reasons. The "picture in little" (as they were sometimes called) was a private expression of one's self, often intended for the eyes of a single loved one. This reason alone imbudes the miniature with a level of poignancy and intimacy often missing from conventional portraiture. In many cases, the portrait miniature may be the only real likeness existing of a person. Not surprisingly, the miniature may be beautiful or plain, compelling or evocative.