THE MAYFAIR ANTIQUES & FINE ART FAIR RETURNS For the fourth year in succession, The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited presents its flagship event, The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square
News-Antique.com - Nov 26,2015 - Taking place over four days, from Thursday 7 until Sunday 10 January 2016, in association with Mayfair property specialist Wetherell, this boutique event comprises some 44 specialist dealers, exhibiting a superb and diverse array including many unique and rare items.
Ingrid Nilson, director of The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, said, "We are fortunate that the first three fairs have been extremely well received by an international audience, members of the trade, interior designers, the media and other discerning people, since we launched in January 2013. We are also supported by the British Antique Dealers' Association and LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers and, of course, by Wetherell and the hotel itself, all of which help us in our aim to provide an accessible event full of choice with high quality art and antiques, in a friendly atmosphere."
Haynes Fine Art of Broadway has chosen this January's event to unveil five original one-off celebrity photographs taken by Andy Warhol (1928-1987). Four unique silver gelatin prints depict The Jacksons with Don King, Debbie Harry aka Blondie, Simon Le Bon and Ozzy Osbourne, the latter with Andy Warhol himself making an appearance. The fifth is a polaroid of Mick Jagger. All have been beautifully framed and come complete with a certificate from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, POA. Also on Haynes Fine Art of Broadway's stand is a screen print in colour on wove paper, Marilyn - Invitation, 1981 by Andy Warhol (1928-1987), signed with a black marker and printed by Castelli Graphics as an announcement for Andy Warhol: A Print Retrospective, 1963-1981, priced at £26,750. In contrast is an oil on canvas Snowdonia Landscape, Cottages at Deiniolen by Sir John 'Kyffin' Williams KBE, RA (1918-2006), renowned for his Welsh landscapes and selling for £58,500.
Antique paintings include 'Merriment' by Charles Désiré Hue (1825-1883), oil on canvas, French, signed and dated 1869, £25,000 from Cambridge Fine Art; a 16th century Italian school Study of a Dragon's Head in red chalk, c1570, to be found on Charles Plante's stand, selling for £8,750. Charles Plante's eclectic mix of artworks, always painstakingly hung cheek by jowl, is a sight to behold and warrants careful study.
Three items mark historic occasions: a French silver pendant depicts the first air-to-air 'kill' with a machine gun on 5th October 1914. The forward gunner (French Corporal Louis Quenalt with pilot, Sergeant Joseph Frantz, behind) leans over his machine gun, on a WW1 fighter plane, to shoot down the enemy over a blue plique-à-jour sky, c1914, £1,450 from T Robert. A large mantel clock of the Eiffel Tower, with striking movement by Japy Frères, c1890, was probably made to celebrate the opening of the Eiffel Tower in Paris the previous year and is priced at £8,450 from clock specialist Richard Price. Historic to London comes an 18" tall silver and parcel gilt neo-Grecian presentation urn, signed R. HODD & SON 30 & 31 HATTON GARDEN LONDON EC, 1871, £5,750 from JH Bourdon-Smith Ltd. This urn was