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The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair - 4-7 January 2018


Antiques News & Fairs - The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair

Tanya Baxter Contemporary - New York [VI.1970], 1970 by John Hoyland, acrylic on canvas, signed and dated verso, 60.5 x 100.5 cm, £48,000

Event: The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair
Organiser: The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited
Venue: London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, Duke Street, London W1K 6JP
Date: 4-7 January 2018


Tel: 01797 252030

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair

Mary Cooke Antiques - George III rococo revival silver coffee pot by William Nolan of Dublin, 1817, £5,000.


Launching the fairs calendar for 2018, The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair opens its doors for the sixth consecutive year at the 5* London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, from Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 January 2018  Organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, this stylish boutique event brings together some 40 expert dealers, mainly members of BADA or LAPADA. Set in the heart of Mayfair the event attracts the international crowd jetting in who are joined by collectors, interior decorators, the trade, Londoners and visitors to the capital at the end of the festive season.

The fair is organised with the support of Wetherell, Bold & Reeves, The Clubhouse, and NFU Mutual Godalming.

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair

Paul Mayhew Fine Art - Venetian Festival by Sir William Russell Flint, watercolour, 1963, £99,000.


Tanya Baxter Contemporary returns since debuting at this fair in January 2017, this time bringing Lynn Chadwick's bronze Maquette V, 2 Winged Figures, initialled and stamped, POA; a vibrant acrylic on canvas New York [VI.1970], 1970 signed by John Hoyland, £48,000; Study for Arnolfini Poster 1973 by Bridget Riley, POA, as well as original hand signed lithographs by Henry Moore and Tracey Emin.

Atelier Limited has a fine selection of paintings, including a mid-18th century Roman School Old Master oil on canvas of The Goddess Diana.  Atelier has gained a reputation for offering views of London that reveal its hidden past, but convey all its unique atmosphere. To this end, Atelier is launching The London List, a quarterly catalogue offering original oil paintings, watercolours and etchings of the different aspects of the 610 square miles of Greater London, some of which will be shown at The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair, including Whistler etchings. Paul Mayhew Fine Art is returning to exhibit, and pride of place on the stand will be Venetian Festival, widely regarded as one of Sir William Russell Flint's best watercolours, priced at £99,000.

Other art dealers exhibiting include Cambridge Fine Art, Saunders Fine Art and Haynes Fine Art. Jewellery from different eras includes a pretty 19th century English tiara with over 20 carats of old mine cut diamonds, with a ticket price of £25,000, from Anthea AG Antiques' stand, along with pieces from Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels,a nd Pomellato. T Robert has an exceptional 18ct gold enamel and diamond pierced trellis brooch, attributed to Falize, French, c.1900, £4,850 and a rare platinum square cut diamond and emerald ring watch made by Eszeha, the forerunner of Chopard, c.1910, £5,850.

Wimpole Antiques will bring an extraordinary fine jewellery art piece: a bow clip in 18ct gold with tourmaline and a large amatrine, which was worn by a member of the Andy Warhol set. Signed by Depy Chandris, from the Greek shipping family, it was made in the late 1960s and is priced at £8,750  Wimpole Antiques also has a fine collection of jewellery by Oscar Heyman, known as the "jewellers' jeweller" and the subject of a book of that name by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Newcomer, Precious Flora is the brainchild of Cornelia Perquin, who has over 30 years' expertise with antique jewellery. Based in Antwerp, where she works as a certified appraiser for museums and private collectors, Cornelia has amassed a considerable collection of valuable flowers, foliage, fruit and nuts, some from well known names like Cartier. She cleverly displays them as if a prized exhibit at an RHS show, each in its own little flowerpot. Descriptive labels come complete with the common and Latin names of each plant.

Another European first time exhibitor is Galerie Buter from Paris, selling carpets, rugs and unusual objets d'art, including a late 19th century Iranian wool rug and a 19th century Chinese red coral carving, POA.

Other first time exhibitors at the fair include Flying Colours Gallery, dealers in established and emerging contemporary British artists (painters and sculptors), with a good selection of Scottish art, including Lilies and Elephants by Jean Martin RSW (b.1947, Glasgow), mixed media, priced in the region of £8,000 and various bronzes of The Minstrels by Clare Trenchard (b.1956), small versions priced in the region of £5,000 to over six feet at around £25,000; Burlington selling fine 19th and 20th century British and European paintings. Collector turned full time dealer, Richard Hoppé Antiques brings his eclectic mix of antique perfume bottles, glass, tiles and ceramics and objets d'art, including a French Art Nouveau three tile polychrome tubeline panel featuring iris blooms and whiplash leaves on a yellow ground, c.1905, £525. There is also a chance to preview some of the fine oil paintings by Greek artist and idealist, Angelos (b. 1943), on the MaCa stand, in advance of Let there be light, a retrospective of Angelos' work over the past 20 years, which opens in the Hellenic Centre in London's Marylebone in April/May 2018. Amongst the silver on Mary Cooke Antiques' stand is a very unusual George III rococo revival silver coffee pot by William Nolan of Dublin, dated 1817 and priced at £5,000. Stephen Kalms Antiques has a good selection of silver mugs. One notable small tankard style mug is by Omar Ramsden, London, dated 1923 and selling for £2,650.

Provenance often sheds light on the previous life of an antique, sometimes adding value and confirming authenticity. Hickmet Fine Arts has three Lorenzl cold painted bronzes from the 1930s that were part of racy romance novelist, Jackie Collins' collection, bought in the 1970s and 1980s. A letter from a family member of Paul and Emile Nicholas explains that a monumental brown and orange Paul Nicolas cameo vase, c1925, was a gift from Paul to his brother Emile, who was secretary to the Ecole de Nancy. At approx. 13" tall, it is signed D'Argental with an SL monogram and also marked Château de Tournoël in the cameo. It is for sale on M&D Moir's stand for £2,500.

Highlights from Fileman Antiques include a fine pair of English silver plated and cut glass electroliers by F&C Osler, English, c.1900, £4,950 and an exceptional and highly unusual pair of Victorian opaque glass ormolu mounted decanters by Leuchars of 38 Piccadilly London, English, c.1880, £4,850 the pair. The opaque glass bodies are ormolu-mounted with fine swagged rope decoration with inserted enamel plaques depicting different scenes of wildlife by the waterside.

BBC Antiques Roadshow horological specialist, Richard Price, returns with his fine selection of clocks, including a very rare miniature porcelain mounted carriage timepiece of lantern form, dating from around 1880, £8,750. The movement is signed A. Dumas no. 189, the dial signed Leroy & Fils, London, Paris and is decorated with cupids, the other seven panels painted with flowers against a turquoise ground, all with white beaded jewelling. This dealer also stocks military timepieces with particular emphasis on watches from the British and German armed forces. One of the few surviving Lemania series III chronographs, issued to Royal Navy nuclear submarine personnel between 1957 and 1970, is priced at £11,000.

The fair would not be complete without an appropriate furniture dealer and S&S Timms Antiques fills that position perfectly with a display of elegant Georgian furniture for town and country.

Antiques News & Fairs - The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair 

Anthea AG Antiques - Enamel and diamond snake bangle, c.1950/60, £10,500.

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair

S&S Timms Antiques - Regency rosewood drum table, English, c.1825, £11,750. 


Admission to the fair is £10, including catalogue (and re-admission) on the door or through Eventbrite




Cover Image: Anthea AG Antiques - Enamel and diamond snake bangle, c.1950/60, £10,500.