The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair After a successful launch in January 2013, The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, takes place for a second time at the five star London location.
News-Antique.com - Sep 23,2013 - After a successful launch earlier this year, The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, takes place for a second time at the beginning of next year - from Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 January 2014 at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6JP. Run in association with international property specialists Wetherell, some 45 specialist dealers offer a wealth of riches across the four days.
“We were delighted that so many interested buyers came to our first London fair from here and abroad,” said Ingrid Nilson, director of The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited. “We had such lovely comments from people saying that it was quite unique, totally different from other London fairs, very informal and relaxed. With the support of our exhibitors, over 90% of whom are returning, we intend to organise another impressive and welcoming event at this prestigious venue in January 2014.”
The visitors to this boutique event can find antique and designer jewellery, clocks and vintage watches, silver, Art Deco pieces, fine antique and country furniture, Oriental and European textiles and carpets, oil and watercolour paintings, contemporary and antique sculptures, original book illustrations, ceramics and British art pottery, old maps and prints, antique boxes, glass, antiquarian books and objets d’art.
Interesting and unusual items at the fair include a late 19th century example of Indo-Portuguese art, a turtle shell with dragon head on engraved silver with bronze legs, £2,000, and an Edo period Jingasa (Japanese military hat) in lacquered wood with the maruni mitsu aoi flower (hollyhock), the Tokugawa family crest, which was also associated with the Tokugawa shogunate, £2,500 both to be found on Piergabriele Vangelli Gallery’s stand. A large Bohemian glass tankard, beautifully engraved with ‘The Last Supper’ and annotated ‘zum Andenhen an Franz Deichmann’ is selling for £1,280 from Mark J West. Galerie Arabesque is bringing exquisite textiles, sculptures and objets d’art, including a Chinese writing table showing carved dragon spandrels with the curlicues and elongated shapes that have been used in Chinese art from early times. The table was used by a scholar, a highly respected profession in China, and bears the marks resulting from writing and sealing letters, £4,500.
Jewellery is always a draw and there is plenty to savour including a delightful Peking glass flower brooch set in platinum, POA, and a fancy yellow cut diamond ring with small white diamonds in the shoulders, set in 18 ct gold, £48,000 from Anthea AG Antiques. T Robert’s selection of antique jewellery and objets d’art includes an 18ct gold Holbeinesque emerald, enamel and multi-gem set pendant, c1870, £8,850 and a finely engraved and pierced ruby and diamond Bombay ring set in platinum, c1925, £7,550. Purveyor of vintage watches, Anthony Green Antiques has an extremely rare handsome and elegant 1943 Patek Philippe gentleman’s wristwatch in rose gold, complete with authentication, priced at £25,000.
For those who entertain large numbers of people, Walton House Antiques has a superb set of 20 William IV satinbirch armchairs, c 1835,