The Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers' Association Fair at Blenheim Palace, 3 - 6 April 2014 The Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers' Association Fair returns to Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, OX20 1PP from 3 - 6 April 2014 for the 3rd year having cultivated an ardent following of art enthusiasts.
of CADA has sourced a Staffordshire pottery tureen with a view of the South East aspect of Blenheim Palace originally engraved by William Radclyffe from an original study by John Preston Neale for £1,450; from Andrew Dando is a very scarce set of 18th century Derby porcelain figures depicting the 'Tithe Pig' story, c1760 for £3,200; a pair of Martin Brothers stoneware vases decorated in the Japanese taste with fauna and flying birds, dated February 1889 from Hall-Bakker Decorative Arts for £6,500; Kinghams Art Pottery are bringing a ruby lustre mythical beast charger, c1890 by William de Morgan for £6,000 and from Catherine Hunt Oriental Ceramics a Kangxi period famille verte rosewater sprinkler.
Fine art is well represented with Brian Sinfield Gallery showcasing the works of contemporary artists such as ' Portrait of Eli' by Antony Williams for £22,000; original prints from the 15th century from Elizabeth Harvey-Lee including 'Les Vieilles Histoires by Henri de Toulouse Lautrec (1864-1901) for £6,500; 'The Last Gleam' by Benjamin Williams Leader, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1879 from Haynes Fine Art of Broadway for £70,000 ; and an oil, Notre Dame du boulevard Quai des Grands Augustins, by Jean-François Raffaëlli (1850-1924) from Trinity House Paintings.
The charm of this fair is to hunt for the many highly decorative works of art such as a very rare tortoiseshell tea caddy with silvered ball finial and stands on silvered ball feet for £9,500 from Hampton Antiques; a late 19th century silk embroidered ikat coat from Bokhara, Uzbekistan from Legge Carpets; a 6-inch diameter English universal equinoctial ring sun dial dating from the second half of the 18th century priced at £2,450 from Jeffrey Formby Antiques and a George I ebony table clock signed Francis Gregg, London c 1725 from Montpellier Clocks. Architectural Heritage, creating a garden effect to illustrate their garden ornaments include an early 20th century garden gazebo; and a sparkling Art Deco diamond and emerald brooch pendant from the 1930s from Howards Jewellers of Stratford who are also bringing a good selection of silver.
An exceptional highlight comes from W R Harvey & Co (Antiques) Ltd who is bringing an early William & Mary period two-door cabinet on chest attributed to Thomas Pistor of London at a price of £90,000. And finally, the most quirky item must be the original 17th century carved oak staircase from Crakemarsh Hall in Suffolk for £64,000 from Architectural Heritage.