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    MASTERPIECE GETS UNDERWAY TODAY

    Thursday, June 29th, 2017

    Masterpiece, which has established itself as one of the world’s leading international fairs, gets underway in London today. It brings together 150 the world’s top gallerists and specialists. Masterpiece Presents, a new large-scale dedicated exhibition space which to transform the entrance, is launched this year. Boundaries are once again being stretched this year. The most contemporary work is a brand new immersive installation by Chilean artist Iván Navarro, known internationally for his socio-politically charged sculptures of neon, fluorescent and incandescent light. He represented Chile at the 53rd Venice Biennale. Navarro’s installation has been commissioned for the Fair by Paul Kasmin Gallery.  The fair continues until July 5.

    THE STUDIO: THE PAINTING OF A NUDE
    Walter Sickert AT PIANO NOBILE

    JUAN GRIS (1887 – 1927)- NATURE MORTE, 1916 AT DICKINSON

    A PAIR OF 3-LIGHT CANDELABRA WITH FIGURES OF BACCHANTES AND PUTTI AFTER CLAUDE I BALLIN (1615-1678) AND NICOLAS DELAUNAY (1646-1727), MASTER IN 1672 AND « DIRECTEUR DE LA MONNAIE DES MÉDAILLES » IN 1696 AT STEINITZ

    A SERIES OF ANTHROPOMORPHIC STILL-LIFE PAINTINGS OF THE SEASONS
    Giovanni Paolo Castelli, called lo Spadino at Colnaghi

    OLD MASTERS AND MODERN GIANTS RUB SHOULDERS AT MAASTRICHT

    Thursday, March 9th, 2017

    If you want Old Masters or modern giants, from Breughel to Monet to Van Gogh to Picasso, TEFAF in Maastricht is the place to be.  The European Fine Art Fair which runs from March 10 to 19 is an assembly of art, antiques and antiquities like no other. Business has been brisk at a press preview where some of the leading curators in the world rubbed shoulders with billionaires in pursuit of the range of the sometimes gobsmacking delights on offer.  London dealers Colnaghi made a five million euro sale at preview. Their previously unknown masterpiece by  Bartolomeo Cavarozzi (1587-1625) has been in the same family collection for over a century and had been misattributed.

    Where else can you expect to find a Van Gogh on a stand at a fair? His view of The New Church and Old Houses in The Hague is priced at 2.25 million at the Dutch Gallery Albricht and they anticipate a quick sale.  Quality and rarity abounds.  Histoire Ancienne jusqu’à César and Fait des Romains, c.1370-80, an illuminated manuscript on parchment with 78 miniatures by the Master of the Coronation of Charles VI, is at Les Enluminures.  This historical chronicle, with impeccable provenance and once in the collection of Chester Beatty, is priced at $4.5 million.  A lime wood and walnut Julius Caesar, c.1551 is the earliest recorded work and only-surviving wood sculpture by master sculptor Giambologna (1529-1608).  Tomasso brothers are seeking a price in the region of 1.5 million.  Everything here is rigorously vetted for authenticity.  Here is a small selection:

    This rediscovered work by Bartolomeo Cavarozzi sold for 5 million at Colnaghi

    Vincent van Gogh – The New Church And Old Houses In The Hague at Galerie Albricht

    A cabinet on stand with 13 drawers signed ‘Josef Frank 1965’ at the Swedish firm Modern or Svenskt Tenn priced at 36,000

    A large Monteith at Luis Allegria Ida priced at 290,000

    A pair of armchairs by Diego Giacometti at L’Arc en Seine priced at 650,000

    A Royal Neoclassical Table En Commode For The Personal Use Of King Vittorio at Burzio priced at 250,000.

    A Pair of ‘Soldier’ vases and covers at Jorge Welsh priced at 625,000

    Julius Caesar by Giambologna at Tomasso Brother priced in the region of 1.5 million

    An illuminated manuscript at Les Enluminures priced at $4.5 million

    Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)
    Mu Tamagawa (The Six Jewel Rivers), Kinta Tamagawa at Galerie Tanakaya priced at 65,000

    LOAN EXHIBITION AT TEFAF FROM THE GALLERIA BORGHESE

    Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

    A selection of Italian paintings and sculptures from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries from the Galleria Borghese in Rome will make up the loan exhibition at The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) Maastricht this year.  This is the first time that so many important works will be exhibited outside of the Galleria in Rome. TEFAF runs from March 10-19.

    Among the highlights at the exhibition entitled ‘Galleria Borghese – An Italian Legacy’ are a large canvas by the Neapolitan painter, Giovanni Battista [Battistello] Caracciolo (c. 1578-1635) depicting David holding the head of Goliath and a recently restored painting by Dosso Dossi [Giovanni di Luteri] (c. 1486 – 1542), who was a court painter in the Renaissance Court of Ferrara. Melissa or The Sorceress Circe dates from around 1522.  Sculptural highlights include Capra Amaltea or The Amalthea Goat by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) and Il Sonno or The Sleep by Alessandro Algardi (1598-1654).

    Giovanni Battista [Battistello] Caracciolo (c. 1578-1635) – David holding the head of Goliath

    Dosso Dossi [Giovanni di Luteri] (c. 1486 – 1542) – Melissa or The Sorceress Circe

    Capra Amaltea or The Amalthea Goat by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680)

    Il Sonno or The Sleep by Alessandro Algardi (1598-1654).

    IRISH FURNITURE AT NEW YORK’S WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW

    Thursday, January 12th, 2017

    An Irish mirror and an unusual full sized oak postbox  will feature on the Apter-Fredericks of London stand at New York’s Winter Antiques Show, which runs at the Park Avenue Armory from January 20-29.  The George III gilt wood pier mirror is, according to Apter-Fredericks, comparable to the work of Francis and John Booker. It exhibits many of the traits of Irish mirrors of this period, including naif rusticated columns, characteristic carving and the inclusion of an animal. The oak country house post box is of full height. Most were designed to sit on a table.  The golden colour oak is of fine quality and the condition is very good. The pieces have their original Strahan labels.

    A notable contingent of the 70 exhibitors at the leading art, antiques and design fair in America specialize in American fine and decorative arts. There is always a strong range of English, Continental, Asian and other non-Western art, ancient to modern. In keeping with the times, the Winter Antiques Show is gradually adding contemporary material to a mix that remains unapologetically historicist. “Exhibitors across all 32 disciplines want to engage new and younger buyers. Everybody is talking about cross-collecting. Our version of cross-presenting material is a natural extension, because many of our dealers have expanded into new areas in their galleries,” said executive director Catherine Sweeney Singer.

    The George III gilt wood Irish mirror

    The full size oak country house postbox.

    A RANGE OF ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES AT LIMERICK FAIR

    Friday, November 11th, 2016
    No matter what area of interest you pursue as a collector you will get to take your pick from a range which includes everything from antique Irish furniture and contemporary art to Waterford and Murano glass, coins and medals at the National Antiques, Art and Vintage fair at the South Court Hotel in Limerick on November 12-13.
    In the beginning of the run up to Christmas Hibernian Antique Fairs come home to Limerick for what is one of the most popular events on their annual calendar. It is always a crowd puller.  There will be at least five art galleries, ten antique furniture stalls, twelve dealers with jewellery, silver and objets d’art and rare book dealers from around the country. In addition to all this a range of dealers big and small will bring Oriental furniture and effects, costume jewellery, vintage fashion, coins, banknotes, medals, militaria, china, porcelain, brass, copper, clocks, watches, gramophones and car memorabilia.
    Among those present will be George Stacpoole of Adare, the Irish Antique Dealers Association President and IADA members like Greene’s Galleries, Drogheda, Roger Grimes and Vanessa Parker of Co. Mayo and Weldons of Dublin.  This assembly of antique business professionals from all over the island of Ireland, North and South offers collectors an unrivalled opportunity to see what dealers from Belfast to Ballina and Dublin to Dromcollogher have in stock.

    A selection of Clarice Cliff

    A selection of Clarice Cliff

    This rare rose vase in nine carat gold was made in Birmingham in 1906 by Walker Hall and Co. Ltd. Commissioned for a 50th wedding anniversary it will be at the Charles Vivian stand

    This rare rose vase in nine carat gold was made in Birmingham in 1906 by Walker Hall and Co. Ltd. Commissioned for a 50th wedding anniversary it will be at the Charles Vivian stand

    TEFAF OPENS TO RAVE REVIEWS AND RECORD CROWDS IN NEW YORK

    Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

    jorge-welshExhibitors at TEFAF New York Fall 2016 have been extremely positive about the event.  The light and airy atmosphere was much appreciated by attendees of the historic building that  is the Park Avenue Armoury.  It was completely transformed by Dutch designer Tom Postma especially for the fair, which runs until tomorrow.  The 94 world-class specialist dealers from 14 countries, showing museum-quality fine art and antiques, delivered the total “TEFAF experience.”

    Hicham Aboutaam of Phoenix Ancient Art, who presented a remarkable “Park Avenue Pantheon,” said: “The VIP preview day was spectacularly crowded. There were many new faces along with well-known international collectors and an impressive number of people from the museum world, all with their eye on their next acquisition. We are extremely happy with TEFAF and their celebration of the Armory.”

    Jorge Welsh Fine Art of Kensington Church Street, London – exhibiting in New York for the first time in ten years –  have put together a group of  Chinese export porcelain pieces, resulting from the cultural encounter between West and East in the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.  Their stand is illustrated here.

    VIEW ONLINE SALES FROM HOME

    Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
    These days you can view many auctions from the comfort of your own home and buyers are increasingly doing just that.  Locally, nationally and internationally auction houses are finding new buyers on the internet. The online portal Invaluable is teaming up with the prestigious European Fine Art Fair TEFAF to connect with a collector base in 180 countries. TEFAF opens its debut fair outside Europe at the Park Avenue Armoury in New York today.

    Closer to home there are two online sales of Irish art running this weekend, at Whyte’s and Morgan O’Driscoll. Whyte’s are offering nearly 200 lots with estimates from 100 to 6,000 in an auction with examples from the McClelland Collection and work by Yeats, Lavery, William Conor, Nano Reid, Mainie Mellett, Harry Kernoff, Tony O’Malley and Basil Blackshaw.  There are 230 lots in Morgan O’Driscoll’s sale, which includes 13 works of sculpture.  The sale runs until 6.30 pm next Monday and is on view in Skibberen from noon to 5 pm today and tomorrow and from 11 am to 3 pm on Monday.  Whyte’s sale is on view at Molesworth St., Dublin from 1 pm to 5 pm today and from 10 am to 5 pm on Monday.  Their auction starts at 6 pm.

    River Bank I by Donald Teskey at Morgan O'Driscoll (4,000-6,000)

    River Bank I by Donald Teskey at Morgan O’Driscoll (4,000-6,000)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,800.

     A drawing by Dame Elizabeth Frink at Whyte's online art auction (400-600)

    A drawing by Dame Elizabeth Frink at Whyte’s online art auction (400-600)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 400

    TEFAF FALL NEW YORK TO BOOST ONLINE ART SALES

    Thursday, October 13th, 2016

    The online development of the market for art and antiques was boosted this week with the announcement that Invaluable will be marquee sponsors for both TEFAF New York and TEFAF Maastricht.  The new association is to launch at TEFAF New York Fall, which runs from October 22-26 at the Park Avenue Armoury.  TEFAF’s debut fair outside Europe will feature 94 of the world’s most illustrious dealers of fine art, design, furniture and jewelry from antiquity through the early 20th century.

    Invaluable’s experience is in helping galleries and dealers develop robust digital strategies and connect with the company’s collector base from 180 countries. In the coming months Invaluable and TEFAF will launch the TEFAF Digital Excellence Program powered by Invaluable to provide dealers with the digital tools necessary to grow their business and connect with new buyers online.

    The Lulworth Castle Dragon Chairs will be at the Apter Fredericks stand at TEFAF New York

    The Lulworth Castle Dragon Chairs will be at the Apter Fredericks stand at TEFAF New York

    Apter Fredericks of London will bring this pair of  George III mounted blue john perfume burners to TEFAF New York

    Apter Fredericks of London will bring this pair of George III mounted blue john perfume burners to TEFAF New York

    ANTIQUE FAIR AT TALBOT HOTEL, STILLORGAN, NEXT WEEKEND

    Monday, October 10th, 2016

    Hibernian Antique Fairs will bring what is billed as the Ist Dublin Antique, Art and Vintage fair to the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan on October 15-16.  More than 70 dealers from Ireland and abroad including 12 Irish Antique Dealers Association members. two London jewellery dealers and two jewellery dealers from Germany will be in attendance.  Among those exhibiting are 20 dealers from around Ireland who have not shown in Dublin before. There will be art, antique furniture, silver, jewellery, vintage items, fashion, glass, ceramics and an array of collectibles.  Opening times are from 11 am to 6 pm on both days.fair

    There will be art ceramics by Clarice Cliff.

    There will be art ceramics by Clarice Cliff.

    Weldon's will bring this pair of George II Irish candlesticks made in Dublin around 1745 by John Moore.  They are priced at 4,500.

    Weldon’s will bring this pair of George II Irish candlesticks made in Dublin around 1745 by John Moore. They are priced at 4,500.

    ALL THE FUN OF THE IADA FAIR AT THE RDS

    Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

    The 51st annual Irish Antique Dealers Fair previews tonight at the RDS in Dublin. The best of antique furniture, silver, glass, silver, contemporary Irish art and design will be on display in a weekend fair which is expected to draw up to 15,000 people between now and closing on Sunday evening.  Legendary US interior designer Carleton Varney, who has designed for five US first ladies in a row from Jackie Kennedy to Barbara Bush and this year received four nominations in the international hotel awards, is among the speakers at the event.

    Julian Radcliffe of the Art Loss Register will host a talk on Protecting Irish Heritage, Recovering Stolen Art and Antiques in Ireland.  Antiques dealer Niall Mullen predicts a bumper year for the fair with an increase in demand for antique furniture driven by a strong domestic property market.  Here is a small selection from the very large offering available at the fair.

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for September 17, 2016)

    An Irish William IV rosewood tea caddy at Treasures

    An Irish William IV rosewood tea caddy at Treasures

    An antique lock at The Store Yard

    An antique lock at The Store Yard

     Harp brooch by Waterhouse of Dublin c1850 at The Silver Shop.

    Harp brooch by Waterhouse of Dublin c1850 at The Silver Shop.

    A c1870 Archaeological Revival hinged bangle at Cobwebs.

    A c1870 Archaeological Revival hinged bangle at Cobwebs.

    A Victorian Louis XVI style French Kingwood bureau-de-dame at Adam Antiques.

    A Victorian Louis XVI style French Kingwood bureau-de-dame at Adam Antiques.