MASTERPIECE 2016: SELECTION 1

Masterpiece London 2016, The Bull Ring Gate Entrance, South Grounds, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3, 30thJune – 6th July 2016

 

Hancocks The world’s largest cushion cut diamond crossover ring 2016 Courtesy Hancocks

Hancocks
The world’s largest cushion cut diamond crossover ring
2016
Courtesy Hancocks

 

Peter Petrou A Fine Japanese Daimyo Suit of Armour Mid Edo Period Circa 1750 Courtesy Peter Petrou

Peter Petrou
A Fine Japanese Daimyo Suit of Armour
Mid Edo Period Circa 1750
Courtesy Peter Petrou

 

Christopher Kingzett Graham Sutherland Study of Sir Winston Churchill 1954 Black chalk and pencil 4½ x 11½ in (37 x 29.5 cm) Courtesy Christopher Kingzett

Christopher Kingzett
Graham Sutherland
Study of Sir Winston Churchill
1954
Black chalk and pencil
4½ x 11½ in (37 x 29.5 cm)
Courtesy Christopher Kingzett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W W WARNER ANTIQUES An exceptional pair of Worcester vases and covers Circa 1765-8 29.2cm (11 1/2in) (4)

W W WARNER ANTIQUES
An exceptional pair of Worcester vases and covers
Circa 1765-8
29.2cm (11 1/2in) (4)

 

Richard Green Gallery John Constable Landscape with Horses 1810 Courtesy Richard Green

Richard Green Gallery
John Constable
Landscape with Horses
1810
Courtesy Richard Green

 

Linley The Girih Treasure Chest 2016 specially dyed deep blue ripple sycamore, sycamore and satinwood, gold and white gold leaf Courtesy Linley London

Linley
The Girih Treasure Chest 2016
specially dyed deep blue ripple sycamore, sycamore and satinwood, gold and white gold leaf
Courtesy Linley London

 

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Masterpiece London 2016 – Preview

Masterpiece London 2016, The Bull Ring Gate Entrance, South Grounds, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3, 30thJune – 6th July 2016

Nazy Vassegh, CEO of Masterpiece with J.F. Courville, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the RBC Wealth Management 2015 Courtesy Masterpiece London

Nazy Vassegh, CEO of Masterpiece with J.F. Courville, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the RBC Wealth Management
2015
Courtesy Masterpiece London

Now in its 7th edition one can easily understand why Masterpiece has become a magnet for collectors and museum curators from around the world.  There is a great emphasis on quality and connoisseurship and the pieces on show reflect more than five thousand years of art history – and yes they are for sale.

Vetting during Masterpiece London 2015 Courtesy Masterpiece London

Vetting during Masterpiece London 2015
Courtesy Masterpiece London

Masterpiece’s chief executive Nazy Vassegh says: ‘I am delighted to announce so many exciting additions to this year’s fair. Masterpiece 2016 will have unrivalled depth and quality, and I am pleased that Masterpiece continues to strengthen every edition. We are looking forward to another great year.’

It truly is a must visit fair and allow yourself plenty of time because there are so many exciting things to see and tempt. Like me you may well want visit more than once.

Vetting during Masterpiece London 2015 Courtesy Masterpiece London

Vetting during Masterpiece London 2015
Courtesy Masterpiece London

Over the coming days I will post varied selections of what is on show.

 

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Olympia Summer Fair 2016

The Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London W14, 27th June – 3rd July 2016

Opening Day, June 2015

Opening Day, June 2015

This Fair certainly has staying power as it is in its 44th year and continues to draw visitors in from home and abroad to see what the hundred and sixty participating dealers have to offer for their collections and homes.

Wakelin & Linfield An unusually large late 19th century two plank Spanish table in walnut with carved decoration to the legs and original ironwork supports to the base. L144” x W39” x H30.25” In the region of £25000 Provenance: Orson Welles

Wakelin & Linfield
An unusually large late 19th century two plank Spanish table in walnut with carved decoration to the legs and original ironwork supports to the base.
L144” x W39” x H30.25”
In the region of £25000
Provenance: Orson Welles

The Fair’s Director, Mary Claire Boyd sums it up: “The Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia is London’s original, quintessential art and antiques fair. Over four decades since the event was founded, we continue to pride ourselves on offering a wider choice of high quality, vetted art, antiques, furniture and collectibles than any other event in the capital.”

Art Ancient Large piece of Roman glass work, reflecting the heights achieved in glassblowing in the 1st-2nd Centuries AD

Art Ancient
Large piece of Roman glass work, reflecting the heights achieved in glassblowing in the 1st-2nd Centuries AD

Among new “features” is Showcase which highlights five specially chosen galleries and dealers – Simon Pirzada (ceramics), The Parker Gallery (Fine Art), Adam Gahlin Fine Art (Modern paintings, drawings and prints), Adam Bentley (Contemporary Art) and Store Street Gallery ((Contemporary Art).

Albermarle Gallery. SOFA LONDON Rado Kirov Monolith mirrored stainless steel 227 x 30 x 110 cm (89 x 12 x 43 in)

Albermarle Gallery. SOFA LONDON
Rado Kirov
Monolith
mirrored stainless steel
227 x 30 x 110 cm (89 x 12 x 43 in)

The well-known SOFA CHICAGO – a Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design Fair (SOFA) will have a European version at this Fair as Mary Claire Boyd, explains“We are very excited to introduce SOFA LONDON as part of The Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia for the very first time this June. SOFA is widely known in the US for its international dealers selling one-of- a-kind masterpieces. Here in London we have an elite selection of dealers who will be showcasing original works from different artists and makers using a variety of mediums. For sale will be works of art including ceramics, metal work, photography, glass works, textiles, furniture and sculptures that appear more contemporary and cutting edge than other pieces in the fair, but yet will also stand the test of time. SOFA CHICAGO attracts over 35,000 people but for those who aren’t able to cross the pond to attend we’re delighted to offer this opportunity within the UK.”

Opening Day, June 2015

Opening Day, June 2015

According to recent research there is a resurgence in the demand for antiques and again I will share Mary Claire Boyd’s observations on this: “The world of antiques can be intimidating at first glance but this research shows that there is a real thirst for antiques. They are appreciated for the qualities they can bring to people’s homes– particularly amongst the younger generation who are frustrated with spending money on furnishings that only last a few years. 

Galerie Arabesque Three-legged ottoman inlaid table. Provenance: estate of Eduard Starke-Pascha, Berlin-Constantinople

Galerie Arabesque
Three-legged ottoman inlaid table.
Provenance: estate of Eduard Starke-Pascha, Berlin-Constantinople

“While people see great benefits of purchasing antiques often they don’t realise the options and scope available to them – and the affordability.  Antiques are unique, often come with a fascinating story – and add individuality to your home.  They can also be combined very effectively with contemporary art and furniture.”

Gilden’s Art Gallery JOAN MIRÓ 1893-1983 Sun Eater | Mangeur de Soleil, 1955 Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in Colours on Arches Paper Paper size: 76.2 x 56.5 cm. / 30 x 22.3 in.

Gilden’s Art Gallery
JOAN MIRÓ 1893-1983
Sun Eater | Mangeur de Soleil, 1955
Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in Colours on Arches Paper
Paper size: 76.2 x 56.5 cm. / 30 x 22.3 in.

Very true indeed as many leading interior decorators would no doubt concur.

Tribal Gathering London Mende helmet mask ' Sowei'. Sande society. Sierra Leone

Tribal Gathering London
Mende helmet mask ‘ Sowei’. Sande society. Sierra Leone

 

Manning Fine Art “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster, printed in 1939

Manning Fine Art
“Keep Calm and Carry On” poster, printed in 1939

 

Kate Thurlow Louis XIV upholstered oak armchair, circa 1700 Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Yves St Laurent.

Kate Thurlow
Louis XIV upholstered oak armchair, circa 1700
Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Yves St Laurent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don Kelly Books, June 2015

Don Kelly Books, June 2015

 

 

http://www.olympia-art-antiques.com

The 2016 Art Antiques London

Art Antiques London, Albert Memorial West Lawn, Kensington Gardens, London SW7 (opposite the Royal Albert Hall), 24th June – 30th June 2016

View of pavilion

View of pavilion

It is hard to believe that this is the seventh edition of the fair founded by Anna and Brian Haughton in 2010.  There are some sixty exhibitors drawn from Belgium, France, Israel, The Netherlands, the UK, of course, and the USA.

Interior view 2015

Interior view 2015

There is a wide array of objects to delight the eye and one can quite easily understand why serious collectors, museums and interior decorators return year after year.  One well-loved feature of this fair is the lecture series which includes ‘Face to Face: Dame Rosalind Savill in conversation with Richard, 10th Duke of Buccleuch and 12th Duke of Queensberry’ on 27th June.

VANESSA CLEWES SALMON MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART Shani Joel, born 1991 Buddha, 2014, mixed media eg ceramic embellished with shells, jewellery, butterflies, fabric etc 60cms h x 50cms w

VANESSA CLEWES SALMON MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART
Shani Joel, born 1991
Buddha, 2014, mixed media eg ceramic embellished with shells, jewellery, butterflies, fabric etc
60cms h x 50cms w

 

E & H MANNERS A Pair of Alcora Faience Plaques, 1752-64 Height: 52.7 cm, Width: 35.2 cm

E & H MANNERS
A Pair of Alcora Faience Plaques, 1752-64
Height: 52.7 cm, Width: 35.2 cm

 

LONDON GLASSBLOWING David Reekie, Marionette V 2013, 52 x 43 x 20 cm,

LONDON GLASSBLOWING
David Reekie,
Marionette V 2013,
52 x 43 x 20 cm,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HALL-BAKKER A pair of flower vases with silvered metal frames and original liners by the German factory WMF. c 1905.

HALL-BAKKER
A pair of flower vases with silvered metal frames and original liners by the German factory WMF. c 1905.

 

ILLUSTRATION CUPBOARD Oakley 1 - A Better Idea, Gouache, Watercolour & black ink on paper by Graham Oakley

ILLUSTRATION CUPBOARD
Oakley 1 – A Better Idea, Gouache, Watercolour & black ink on paper
by Graham Oakley

 

ROELL FINE ART An important Namban sawasa reliquary crucifix, Japan, late 16th/early 17th century Alloy of red copper, gold, silver and arsenic with black lacquer and gold H 19.5 cm, W 14 cm, Thickness 2.6 cm

ROELL FINE ART
An important Namban sawasa reliquary crucifix, Japan, late 16th/early 17th century
Alloy of red copper, gold, silver and arsenic with black lacquer and gold
H 19.5 cm, W 14 cm, Thickness 2.6 cm

 

ALTEA GALLERY A collapsible globe, John Betts, Terrestrial globe, printed waxed cotton and metal spindle, c1925, globe circumference: 1,260mm extended 770 m long including spindle

ALTEA GALLERY
A collapsible globe, John Betts,
Terrestrial globe, printed waxed cotton and metal spindle, c1925,
globe circumference: 1,260mm extended 770 m long including spindle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAIRHEAD FINE ART LTD 1984 Silver USA Olympics Medal by Salvador Dali Weight: 1.05 oz - containing 46.65 grams of .999 silver

FAIRHEAD FINE ART LTD
1984 Silver USA Olympics Medal by Salvador Dali
Weight: 1.05 oz – containing 46.65 grams of .999 silver

 

BABBINGTON FINE ART Alan Sorrell (1904-1974), Study for the mural at the Head Office of Bovril, 1961

BABBINGTON FINE ART
Alan Sorrell (1904-1974),
Study for the mural at the Head Office of Bovril, 1961

 

SAMINA INC Spittoon, Mughal or Deccan, India, 17th century

SAMINA INC
Spittoon, Mughal or Deccan, India, 17th century

 

LUCAS RARITIES An enamel, opal, emerald, and ruby serpent pendant by Gustave-Roger Sandoz. 9.5cm X 6.5cm. Circa 1901

LUCAS RARITIES
An enamel, opal, emerald, and ruby serpent pendant by Gustave-Roger Sandoz.
9.5cm X 6.5cm. Circa 1901

 

LOVE WOOD GALLERY h.ollary.b. Dreaming the Future Generations, Cherrywood, 2.3m x 0.5m

LOVE WOOD GALLERY
h.ollary.b.
Dreaming the Future Generations,
Cherrywood, 2.3m x 0.5m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRIAN HAUGHTON GALLERY White porcelain cylinders hand thrown by Gunilla Maria Akesson, leading contemporary Swedish ceramic artist. Range in size from 7 ins (18 cm) through to 18 ins.

BRIAN HAUGHTON GALLERY
White porcelain cylinders hand thrown by Gunilla Maria Akesson, leading contemporary Swedish ceramic artist. Range in size from 7 ins (18 cm) through to 18 ins.

 

 

 

http://www.artantiqueslondon.com 

LECTURE PROGRAMME: http://www.artantiqueslondon.com/lectures

Art16

Art16, Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London W14, 19th – 22nd May 2016

 

Photograph of the fair Courtesy ART16

Photograph of the fair
Courtesy ART16

This is a truly international event with some thirty countries represented through a hundred galleries and with more than a thousand artworks on display. A third of those galleries exhibiting come from the Asia Pacific region.

Yang-Tsung Fan Swimming Pool Series – Black swimming pool Acrylic on canvas 30 x 20 cm 2016 Courtesy AKI Gallery

Yang-Tsung Fan
Swimming Pool Series – Black swimming pool
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 20 cm
2016
Courtesy AKI Gallery

Jonathan Watkins (Director Ikon Gallery, Birmingham) is curating the Emerge section which highlights young galleries while the London First section brings together galleries that have never exhibited in a London art fair before. Visitors will also get a chance to “preview” a group of commissioned artworks by Tom Ellis which will be part of an exhibition at the Wallace Collection later this year.

Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude my ying is your yang 2015 Oil on canvas 82 x 133 cm Courtesy and © First Floor Gallery Harare

Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude
my ying is your yang
2015
Oil on canvas
82 x 133 cm
Courtesy and © First Floor Gallery Harare

 

Polly Morgan Mouthing the Words Taxidermy Rainbow Boa Granite, marble, copper, palmwood, perspex and lemonwood 420 x 220 mm Base 180 x 180mm Courtesy Other Criteria © Polly Morgan

Polly Morgan
Mouthing the Words
Taxidermy Rainbow Boa
Granite, marble, copper, palmwood, perspex and lemonwood
420 x 220 mm
Base 180 x 180mm
Courtesy Other Criteria
© Polly Morgan

 

RETNA Times of blue 2014 Acrylic ink on water colour paper 30 x 22 in Courtesy Coburn Projects © RETNA

RETNA
Times of blue
2014
Acrylic ink on water colour paper
30 x 22 in
Courtesy Coburn Projects
© RETNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vincent Namatjira The Queen and Me 2016 Oil on linen 91 x 122 cm Courtesy THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery © The Artist

Vincent Namatjira
The Queen and Me
2016
Oil on linen
91 x 122 cm
Courtesy THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery © The Artist

 

Lauren McLaughlin We Don’t Want Emotional Complications 2016 Collage and pen on paper 35 x 25 cm Courtesy Arusha Gallery

Lauren McLaughlin
We Don’t Want Emotional Complications
2016
Collage and pen on paper
35 x 25 cm
Courtesy Arusha Gallery

 

Patrick Altes The Hanging Gardens of Babylon 2 2014 Mixed media on canvas 150 x 130 cm Courtesy Lahd Gallery © Lahd Gallery

Patrick Altes
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon 2
2014
Mixed media on canvas
150 x 130 cm
Courtesy Lahd Gallery
© Lahd Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penny Byrne “Felled” Fehily Contemporary © The Artist

Penny Byrne
“Felled”
Fehily Contemporary
© The Artist

 

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