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    AN amazing Hungarian modernist tea service is among the treasures to be found at the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair at Berkeley Square in London from September 19-23.  Around 95 of the UK’s major art and antique dealers alongside European specialists who are among 600 members of LAPADA – the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers – will attend. LAPADA is the largest UK trade association for professional art and antique dealers.

    Exhibitors offer fine English and Continental furniture, modern and contemporary art, Old Master paintings and drawings, rare and fine jewellery, English silver, sculpture and specialities such as antique clocks, vintage wristwatches, marine art, aeronautica, rugs and textiles, ceramics, porcelain and glass. This will be the fourth edition of the Mayfair fair.  The six day event normally attracts around 15,000 visitors.

    Smith and Robinson will show this rare Hungarian modernist silver tea & coffee service dating from 1963-65. The tray is 16″ x 11″. The service is hallmarked 835 silver. (Click on image to enlarge).

    Detail from a Florentine giltwood and porphyry side table attributed to Franceso Morini and supplied to Marchese Gino Capponi, Palazzo Capponi, Florence c1860 at Butchoff Antiques. (Click on image to enlarge).

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