MASTERPIECE 2016: SELECTION 4

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

 

Patrick & Ondine Mestdagh Wasekaseka necklace Fiji Islands 18th century Whaletooth Courtesy Patrick & Ondine Mestdagh

Patrick & Ondine Mestdagh
Wasekaseka necklace
Fiji Islands
18th century
Whaletooth
Courtesy Patrick & Ondine Mestdagh

 

Gladwell & Patterson Alfred Sisley. French (1839-1899) Le Loing à Moret signed and dated 'Sisley.85' (lower right) Oil on canvas, 18” x 21½”, 46 x 55.5 cms

Gladwell & Patterson
Alfred Sisley. French (1839-1899)
Le Loing à Moret
signed and dated ‘Sisley.85’ (lower right)
Oil on canvas, 18” x 21½”, 46 x 55.5 cms

 

Koopman Rare Art A Magnificent Pair of Victorian Marine Table Centre Dessert Bowls Silver, wood & ivory London, 1838-1848 Maker's mark of Paul Storr and John Samuel Hunt for Storr & Mortimer, Width: 35.5cm., 14in. Each engraved with the crest of Tollemache for John Jervis Tollemache, 1st Baron Tollemache

Koopman Rare Art
A Magnificent Pair of Victorian Marine Table Centre Dessert Bowls
Silver, wood & ivory
London, 1838-1848
Maker’s mark of Paul Storr and John Samuel Hunt for Storr & Mortimer,
Width: 35.5cm., 14in.
Each engraved with the crest of Tollemache for John Jervis Tollemache, 1st Baron Tollemache

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mallett Antiques An Important George III Ormulu-Mounted Marquetry Commode Attributed to Mayhew and Ince, England, circa 1765 Courtesy of Mallett Antiques

Mallett Antiques
An Important George III Ormulu-Mounted Marquetry Commode Attributed to Mayhew and Ince, England, circa 1765
Courtesy of Mallett Antiques

 

Whitford Fine Art Clive Barker Torso of Marianne Faithfull 1975 Chrome plated brass and bronze 61 cm high Unique Courtesy Whitford Fine Art

Whitford Fine Art
Clive Barker
Torso of Marianne Faithfull
1975
Chrome plated brass and bronze
61 cm high
Unique
Courtesy Whitford Fine Art

 

William Agnew & Co Joseph Nollekens The Eyebrow and the Courtesan c.1796 Courtesy William Agnew & Co

William Agnew & Co
Joseph Nollekens
The Eyebrow and the Courtesan
c.1796
Courtesy William Agnew & Co

 

Ben Wright A group of rare vintage Heuers from 1965-1975 Courtesy Ben Wright

Ben Wright
A group of rare vintage Heuers from 1965-1975
Courtesy Ben Wright

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.masterpiecefair.com

Watch Fair

Salon QP – Fine Watch Exhibition, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York Square, London SW1, 12th – 14th November 2015

Georg Jensen, KOPPEL Date, 32mm (ladies)

Georg Jensen, KOPPEL Date, 32mm (ladies)

Some eighty exhibitors are taking part in this special watch fair that brings the very best of watch design to London, including fair newcomers the leading designers Jaime Hayon and Marc Newson.

NOMOS Workshops

NOMOS Workshops

Among special exhibitions are Inside a Second which as the name suggest is devoted to historic chronographs and Gems of Time: The Art of Colour which is a celebration of the long-held idea of watches as jewellery with pieces by Harry Winston, Bulgari, Piaget and Jaeger-le-Coultre.

Bremont Jaguar MKII

Bremont Jaguar MKII

SalonQP.com

BOOK REVIEWS: Miller’s – 3 new volumes

9781845337698

 MILLER’S ANTIQUES ENCYCLOPEDIA

NEW EDITION

General Editor: Judith Miller

Mitchell Beazley

Hardback £40

Miller’s Antiques Encyclopedia has been described by BBC Homes & Antiques Magazine as “An ornament to any bookshelf and a treasure-trove of information.”  It is certainly a very useful tome that provides a helpful and practical introduction and guide to the different disciplines of the antique world.  Now in its fourth edition it has over 2,000 colour images and is compiled by an international team of consultants and experts.  A handy reference book to have at home.

 9781845337469

Miller’s Antiques Handbook & Price Guide 2014-2015,

Judith Miller

Mitchell Beazley

Hardback £30 

Again like the Encyclopedia this is a very useful book for the collector, dealer and no doubt eBay bidders and sellers with new images of over 8,000 antiques featured in some detail (with helpful “Judith Picks” too) on the following: Ceramics, Furniture, Glass, Silver, Metalwares, Jewellery, Objects de Vertu, Clocks & Watches, Books, Oriental Antiques, Textiles, Toys, Decorative Arts and Modern Classics.  But do remember condition is all important in pricing.

9781845337988

Miller’s Antiques Marks

Judith Miller

Mitchell Beazley

Paperback £30

A user-friendly pocket-sized reference book with over 6,000 marks covering silver, Sheffield plate, bronze figures, ceramics, glass, costume jewellery, toys and dolls.  Very helpful in dating and identifying makers and factories. I found a mark in there that I had had trouble finding elsewhere.