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    MASTERPIECE FAIR GENERATES GLOBAL INTEREST

    Saturday, May 30th, 2015

    The 6th edition of Masterpiece, the international cross collecting fair for art, antiques and design, takes place at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London from June 25 to July 1 with a preview on June 24. The fair offers museum quality works with superb provenance from 150 galleries worldwide.

    Last year the art market generated over half a billion pounds worth of art sales during the week of Masterpiece. This success can, in part, be attributed to the groundswell of interest and purchases from world-renowned institutions including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Rijksmuseum, MoMA, British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, The Getty and Tate, to name a few. The Royal Bank of Canada is principal sponsor  and in 2015 the fair welcomes the Wallace Collection, the National Portrait Gallery, The Courtauld Institute of Art and Sir John Soane’s Museum as its official cultural partners.  Here is a small selection from this years offerings:

    Laurence Stephen Lowry, Crowther Street Stockport, 1964, Oil on Canvas. Courtesy of Richard Green.

    Laurence Stephen Lowry, Crowther Street Stockport, 1964, Oil on Canvas. Courtesy of Richard Green.

    The Medici Tompion, circa 1969, ebony and gilt brass mounted Grande Sonnerie table clock, presented by William III as a gift to Cosimo de Medici, £4,500,000 courtesy of Carter Marsh & Co.

    The Medici Tompion, circa 1969, ebony and gilt brass mounted Grande Sonnerie table clock, presented by William III as a gift to Cosimo de Medici, £4,500,000 courtesy of Carter Marsh & Co.

    Blue and White Bottle with the Arms of Castile and Leon China—Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620) at Jorge Welsh

    Blue and White Bottle with the Arms of Castile and Leon China—Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620) at Jorge Welsh

    Antonio Joli, A View of Naples from the Bay, circa 1740 at Robilant + Voena

    Antonio Joli, A View of Naples from the Bay, circa 1740 at Robilant + Voena

    A Rare Anglo-Indian Polychrome, Decorated Drum Table Top, c. 1880, Courtesy of Apter-Fredericks.

    A Rare Anglo-Indian Polychrome, Decorated Drum Table Top, c. 1880, Courtesy of Apter-Fredericks.

    A George II Carved Side table Attributed to William Linnell The Design Possibly by John Linnell, Courtesy of Apter-Fredericks.

    A George II Carved Side table Attributed to William Linnell The Design Possibly by John Linnell, Courtesy of Apter-Fredericks.

    19th Century Secretaire a Abattant by Maison Rogie of Paris, after the original in the Wallace Collection, made in 1777 by Pierre-Antoine Foullet at Butchoff Antiques.

    19th Century Secretaire a Abattant by Maison Rogie of Paris, after the original in the Wallace Collection, made in 1777 by Pierre-Antoine Foullet at Butchoff Antiques.

    MAGNIFICENT IRISH PIECES AT MASTERPIECE LONDON FAIR

    Thursday, June 30th, 2011

    THE discriminating (and wealthy) collector can acquire anything from a World War II Spitfire fighter plane to the fourth bible ever printed at the Masterpiece London Fair.  Collectors of Irish pieces have plenty to choose from.  Masterpiece is at the South Grounds, Royal Hospital, Chelsea until July 5.

    Masterpiece was launched in 2010 to fill the gap left by the Grosvenor House Fair. It is a showcase for top quality antiques, art and luxury goods.  The World War II Spitfire, the only surviving fighter used by the RAF in World War II, is a cool £8 million, the bible from 1462 a mere £1 million.

    The eye of antiquesandartireland.com landed on some great rarities.  Here is a selection.

    This George II giltwood mirror c1750 by John Booker of Dublin is distinguished by its scale. It measures eight feet by fifty five and a quarter inches. The asking price? £320,000.

    The wonderful patina of this mid 18th century Irish hunt table shows all the signs of centuries of use. It is 79 inches long and asking £38,000.