1976), two of which were created in collaboration with Harold Riley (b.1934). These two illustrations Three Figures with a Ball, pencil, £24,750 and pencil and crayon Street Scene with Clock Tower, £47,500, belonged to the late Dave Sexton, former football manager to clubs such as Queens Park Rangers, Manchester United and Chelsea. Sexton acquired these two directly from talented young footballer Riley, who eschewed pursuing the sport to concentrate on his art. An 18th century Russian School gouache, watercolour, pen and ink drawing for an Imperial coach for Catherine The Great, possibly by Scottish architect Charles Cameron, can be found on Charles Plante Fine Art’s stand priced at £9,500. Other picture dealers include Cambridge Fine Art, Atelier from Jersey, Paul Mayhew Fine Art and Ashleigh House Fine Art. 19th century sculpture specialists Garret & Hurst Sculpture are also returning to the fair with a magnificent selection of bronzes.
Traditional oak furniture dealer Peter Bunting has a remarkable example of a 17th century complete full bordered figurative French tapestry, c1680, priced at £14,500. International dealers include Galerie Arabesque from Stuttgart bringing antique textiles, Asian works of art and other artefacts. Amongst their impressive collection is a pair of early 18th century Portuguese carved wood pillars, c1700, £7,800 the pair; a 16th century fragment of an English embroidered carpet border featuring the House of Lancaster rose, £1,500; an 18th century English needlepoint depicting an oriental style scene, 81 x 61 cm, £2,500; a selection of Chinese porcelain and an early 19th century bust of a Burmese Shan tribe Buddha, £3,000. Piergabriele Vangelli Gallery recently opened in London and is bringing a fine eclectic mix of paintings, watercolours, antiquities, Chinese works of art and objets d’art from around the world.
Mayflower Antiques is bringing a fascinating collection of 16th and 17th century silver, glass and metalwork. Highlights on this stand include a Portuguese or Spanish parcel gilt footed silver salver, approx 7” diameter by 2” high and weighing 12 oz, from the second half of the 16th century, priced at £35,000. Vintage watch dealer, Anthony Green Antiques is bringing rare timepieces by Patek Philippe, Omega, Cartier and other well sought after brands. A high grade minute repeating hunting cased pocket watch in 18ct gold with chronograph, made in Switzerland, c1890, has a case enamelled with the Russian Imperial crest and is signed H Moser & Cie, £34,000. Swiss born Heinrich Moser came from a line of watchmakers and set up H Moser & Cie in St Petersburg at the age of 23 years. The company supplied movements for Fabergé clocks and his pocket and wristwatches soon became popular with Russian princes and members of the Imperial Court.
Contemporary art and sculpture can also be found at the fair from Art of the Imagination and AD Antiques. Heidi Warr has produced a new Celtic design Love Birds for her dramatic vases, made especially for AD Antiques to bring to The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair. In a special limited edition of 9 of