One dazzling piece after another… at Art Antiques London 2012

. June 8, 2012

Specially Commissioned Objects and New to The Market Finds ensure that Collectors will be Spoiled for Choice at the Third Edition of London’s most intriguing Connoisseurs’ Fair

Art Antiques London, which incorporates The International Ceramics Fair and Seminar, was launched in June 2010 to wide acclaim, winning praise, in particular, for its central location, light and airy atmosphere and stylish presentation. Now in its third year, Art Antiques London has surpassed expectations: not only is it very commercially successful, consistently delivering excellent sales across the board, but it has also become a vital yearly meeting place for international dealers, collectors, museum curators and academics. The Fair will bring together over 70 of the world’s leading art dealers. This year, the breadth of dealers has grown to include experts in disciplines such as Modern British Art, 20th Century Design, Tapestry and Antique Textiles, and European Jewelry.

Enamelled and diamond bazuband with raised tiger exhibited by Susan Ollemans Oriental Art at Art Antiques London

The Fair is particularly strong in jewelry and Lucas Rarities will be presenting a Boivin emerald, ruby, diamond & yellow gold hippocamp & pearl brooch from the collection of the New York socialite and art patron Millicent Balcom.

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Art Antiques London is pleased to acknowledge its media partnerships with Antiques and Fine Art
Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Hia, The Epoch Times and 1st Dibs.com

Fair Address: Albert Memorial West Lawn, Kensington Gardens,
Queen’s Gate, Kensington Gore, London SW7, UK

Fair Dates: 14-20 June 2012 Private View 13 June 2012
Tel: + 44 (0)20 7389 6555

Opening Times:
14th June 11am-9pm then daily, 11am – 7pm, except Sunday and last day 11am – 6pm

General Admission: £15

Haughton International Fairs, London and New York

More information at: www.haughton.com

Newcomers to the Fair Grima will present a rock crystal carved in the form of a feather, set with 144 diamonds, by Jojo Grima, and Sandra Cronan Ltd will be bringing an opal, enamel and diamond choker, which is of Art Nouveau design, the rectangular plaque depicts a spring landscape, within a rose-cut diamond border, mounted in silver-topped gold.

New Exhibitor Stephanie Hoppen Gallery will be showing exciting works by artists such as John Day, Christian de Laubadere, Frederique Morrell, Rachel Levy and Anne Penman Sweet. French artist Rachel Lévy photographs flowers that are past their prime: wilting, fading and revealing visible signs of decay. Nonetheless, captured in the last fleeting moments before perishing, they are strikingly beautiful. She will be bringing several examples of Rachel Levy’s work to the fair.

Brian Haughton Gallery will be bringing an extremely unusual first period Dr. Wall Worcester Teapot. Painted with fanshaped and circular panels depicting Chinese river scenes and flowers, the rare powder blue background is decorated with gilt and floral embellishments. Stamped with an open crescent and seal mark, also in underglaze blue, this is one of the rarest patterns of the period from a single service.

Adrian Sassoon will once again be showing an extraordinary array of ceramics, both antique and contemporary. One of the most coveted being a Teapot and Sugar bowl from a Tea Service made at Sèvres between 1782 and 1785. The style of decoration of flat gilding laid over the dark blue ground color and then scratched through with lines to form patterns is so rare that when Adrian Sassoon first saw this type of decoration in the late 1980’s he was so unfamiliar with it that he wondered if it was even authentic 18th century Sèvres decoration. Since then several pieces have emerged and a great example was bought by the Art Institute of Chicago. The greatest use of this technique was on the monumentally costly Toilet Service given by King Louis XVI and Queen Marie-Antoinette of France in 1782 to the Crown Princess of Russia, Maria-Feodorovna who was traveling in Europe under the name of the ‘Comtesse du Nord’. On that trip they purchased great quantities of the finest furnishings in Paris, which along with the Toilet Service are still in the palace they were building at Pavlovsk, near St. Petersburg.

Strachan Fine Art is delighted to be exhibiting the portrait of Miss Janet Gordon (1740-1779) later Mrs. John Hibbert. This charming portrait is by Thomas Frye, born in Dublin in 1710 and settled in London about 1734. He established a good reputation as a portrait painter by 1736 when he was commissioned to paint a portrait of Frederick, Prince of Wales, for the Company of Saddlers. However, Frye is of special importance to the ceramic specialists who participate in Art Antiques London and The Ceramics Fair, as Thomas Frye was also the first British subject to discover the secret of making porcelain. He was a founding partner and first manager of the Bow porcelain manufacturer.

This year the Party in the Park will be in support of JDRF, the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults. Art Antiques London are delighted to announce that this years Party in the Park will feature a performance by Baby Daddy and Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters. This year the Party in the Park will be in support of JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity. Type 1diabetes affects 400,000 people in the UK, including over 26,000 children. It is caused by a problem with the immune system and cannot be prevented by adopting a healthy diet, exercising regularly, or living a healthy lifestyle. JDRF exists to find the cure.
The glittering Party in the Park is one of the highlights of the Summer season in London. It will take the form of a cocktail party followed by a dinner and auction, at which Baby Daddy and Jake will perform an acoustic set.

The charity auction and dinner will be held in the restaurant 1851, created and run by The Admirable Crichton. Described as having one of the best restaurant views in London; the restaurant looks out onto The Albert Memorial and Kensington Gardens, the golden statue of Prince Albert provides a suitably glittering backdrop for the dinner and auction of an incredible array of lots. Star lots Include a private performance by Florence and the Machine, a guitar signed by Shakira, backstage tickets to the Jonathan Ross show, center court tickets to the women’s final at Wimbledon and an 0.79ct cushion cut diamond in a custom mount of 18ct white or yellow gold (presented by Lucas Rarities, one of the Fairs exhibitors). The auction promises lively bidding, with all proceeds to go to JDRF.

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