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Wedding Gifts Fit for a Prince at Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair 11-13 May

A TOUCH OF ROYALTY AT THIS YEAR'S PETWORTH PARK ANTIQUES & FINE ART FAIR
Friday 11 - Sunday 13 May 2018

 
With the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle taking place just a week after the Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair, a nod to royalty will be permeating the majestic marquee at Petworth Park in Sussex, not least with the inclusion of the newest member of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, Rountree Tryon Galleries Limited and James Rountree Esq.  The company has been granted this very month a Royal Warrant of Appointment to HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as a Specialist Art Dealer. 

This serendipitous turn of events caused organiser of the Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair, Ingrid Nilson, to ask some of the exhibitors for their inspiration for the perfect wedding gift for HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and ANF has chosen our favourite from the selection.


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Amongst the art Rountree Tryon Galleries is exhibiting is fittingly, given the bride and groom’s connection to Africa, Luangwa Elephants by Emily Lamb (b.1985) oil on canvas, signed 'Emily Lamb' (lower right) £8,750.

Emily Lamb is the grand-daughter of David Shepherd. Emily uses an expressive technique with bold use of colour and medium, she takes inspiration from nature and her extensive travels in Africa. Emily works tirelessly for her late grand- father’s charity, the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, fundraising for wildlife through her art and other collaborations. This would make an excellent wedding present for the Royal couple as Rountree Tryon Galleries will donate a percentage of the sale of this painting to David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation's Wildlife Crime Prevention Programme in Zambia. DSWF funding helps support law enforcement activities that identify and secure convictions for poachers and traffickers. Funding also helps an education and outreach programme that engages local communities and helps foster a deeper understanding about the protection and importance of their native wildlife.

This painting is particularly poignant as the poaching of elephants in South Luangwa Valley in Zambia increased by 32% from 2005 to 2010. In addition to ongoing ivory and meat poaching, a very real and growing threat exists in the form of wire snaring.

Prince Harry in 2015 spent 3 months in Africa working on frontline conservation projects to protect Africa's natural heritage and support both wildlife and local communities, so it is a cause close to his heart and hence a great wedding gift and charitable donation combined.



Antiques News & Fairs - Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair 11-13 May



Elford Fine Art (Philip Jones) - In Bluebell Wood, 1933 by Henry John Sylvester Stannard, RBARSA (British,1870 - 1951), watercolour, signed, inscribed verso, 14” x 9½” (35.6 cm x 24.2 cm)
Provenance: A gift from the artist to his wife.

A love token presented by an eminent English watercolourist to his bride in the year they were married. The picture, a beautiful study of springtime in rural England, was painted by Henry John Sylvester Stannard, RBA and recalls a special memory he shared with his wife, Wilhelmina, whom he affectionately named Billie.

Written in the artist’s hand on the back of the picture is a uniqueinscription: “To Billie from Harry in memory of our happy Sunday afternoon in Springtime 1933”. The painting shows Wilhelmina in a sunny woodland clearing, standing on a carpet of bluebells and holding a bunch of the blossoms in her arms.

The watercolour was kept by the Stannards and was discovered years later in a collection of pictures which had lain untouched in a trunk in the family home for more than half a century. It was once a love token for the artist's bride, recording a special moment in their life.  Stannard was a favourite of The Royal Family and was renowned for the way he captured the beauty of the English landscape. Queen Alexandra granted him permission to paint on the Sandringham Estate and bought more than 20 of his watercolours herself.

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Hickmet Fine Arts (David Hickmet)- Two René Lalique frosted glass sparrow figurative paperweights, Moineau Hardi feeding with head lowered and tail raised and Moineau Moqueur crouched with its head and tail turned upwards, signed in italics R. Lalique France to base and numbered 1150 and 1167 respectively, £585 each from Hickmet Fine Arts.

These are from a series of nine sparrows, modelled in different poses with good hand finished detail, by René Lalique as figurative paperweights. I feel a pair of René Lalique Sparrows would make an appropriate wedding present for the royal couple. René Lalique originally designed these birds in 1930 as paperweights but they have become symbolic with love over the years. Secondly there is a candid hidden suggestion as to which of the two is the protector and which one is the protected.


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John Bird Antiques (John Bird) Exhibiting on the Petworth Antiques Market stand. - A pair of 'His & Hers' chairs, upholstered in slate blue linen with gilt legs, English, c. 1850, £1,850 the pair. We would love Prince Harry and Meghan to have these because they are cool-regal and quite fun as they are 'His & Hers'.  

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Petworth Antiques Market (Kathryn Mandry) A two-handled Staffordshire pearlware loving cup inscribed 'God Save The King', commemorating King George III, c. 1780s, £790.   This piece will be for sale by Petworth Antiques Market.

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T Robert (Terry Robert) - A fine and scarce silver gilt and enamelled set of 4 menu holders depicting "Lucky" motifs made by W. Hutton in 1905 and retailed by the royal jewellers JC Vickery of Regent Street, London, priced at £1,850. Fabulous quality, unique and all lucky motifs.  Terry Robert says: "I have never seen a set like it before".   

 

TICKET INFO:

Admission to the fair is £10.00 each on the door or in advance ADFL Ltd



News & Fairs Previews

Wedding Gifts Fit for a Prince at Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair 11-13 May

A TOUCH OF ROYALTY AT THIS YEAR'S PETWORTH PARK ANTIQUES & FINE ART FAIR
Friday 11 - Sunday 13 May 2018

 
With the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle taking place just a week after the Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair, a nod to royalty will be permeating the majestic marquee at Petworth Park in Sussex, not least with the inclusion of the newest member of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, Rountree Tryon Galleries Limited and James Rountree Esq.  The company has been granted this very month a Royal Warrant of Appointment to HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as a Specialist Art Dealer. 

This serendipitous turn of events caused organiser of the Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair, Ingrid Nilson, to ask some of the exhibitors for their inspiration for the perfect wedding gift for HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and ANF has chosen our favourite from the selection.


Antiques News & Fairs - Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair

Amongst the art Rountree Tryon Galleries is exhibiting is fittingly, given the bride and groom’s connection to Africa, Luangwa Elephants by Emily Lamb (b.1985) oil on canvas, signed 'Emily Lamb' (lower right) £8,750.

Emily Lamb is the grand-daughter of David Shepherd. Emily uses an expressive technique with bold use of colour and medium, she takes inspiration from nature and her extensive travels in Africa. Emily works tirelessly for her late grand- father’s charity, the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, fundraising for wildlife through her art and other collaborations. This would make an excellent wedding present for the Royal couple as Rountree Tryon Galleries will donate a percentage of the sale of this painting to David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation's Wildlife Crime Prevention Programme in Zambia. DSWF funding helps support law enforcement activities that identify and secure convictions for poachers and traffickers. Funding also helps an education and outreach programme that engages local communities and helps foster a deeper understanding about the protection and importance of their native wildlife.

This painting is particularly poignant as the poaching of elephants in South Luangwa Valley in Zambia increased by 32% from 2005 to 2010. In addition to ongoing ivory and meat poaching, a very real and growing threat exists in the form of wire snaring.

Prince Harry in 2015 spent 3 months in Africa working on frontline conservation projects to protect Africa's natural heritage and support both wildlife and local communities, so it is a cause close to his heart and hence a great wedding gift and charitable donation combined.



Antiques News & Fairs - Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair 11-13 May



Elford Fine Art (Philip Jones) - In Bluebell Wood, 1933 by Henry John Sylvester Stannard, RBARSA (British,1870 - 1951), watercolour, signed, inscribed verso, 14” x 9½” (35.6 cm x 24.2 cm)
Provenance: A gift from the artist to his wife.

A love token presented by an eminent English watercolourist to his bride in the year they were married. The picture, a beautiful study of springtime in rural England, was painted by Henry John Sylvester Stannard, RBA and recalls a special memory he shared with his wife, Wilhelmina, whom he affectionately named Billie.

Written in the artist’s hand on the back of the picture is a uniqueinscription: “To Billie from Harry in memory of our happy Sunday afternoon in Springtime 1933”. The painting shows Wilhelmina in a sunny woodland clearing, standing on a carpet of bluebells and holding a bunch of the blossoms in her arms.

The watercolour was kept by the Stannards and was discovered years later in a collection of pictures which had lain untouched in a trunk in the family home for more than half a century. It was once a love token for the artist's bride, recording a special moment in their life.  Stannard was a favourite of The Royal Family and was renowned for the way he captured the beauty of the English landscape. Queen Alexandra granted him permission to paint on the Sandringham Estate and bought more than 20 of his watercolours herself.

Antiques News & Fairs - Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair


Hickmet Fine Arts (David Hickmet)- Two René Lalique frosted glass sparrow figurative paperweights, Moineau Hardi feeding with head lowered and tail raised and Moineau Moqueur crouched with its head and tail turned upwards, signed in italics R. Lalique France to base and numbered 1150 and 1167 respectively, £585 each from Hickmet Fine Arts.

These are from a series of nine sparrows, modelled in different poses with good hand finished detail, by René Lalique as figurative paperweights. I feel a pair of René Lalique Sparrows would make an appropriate wedding present for the royal couple. René Lalique originally designed these birds in 1930 as paperweights but they have become symbolic with love over the years. Secondly there is a candid hidden suggestion as to which of the two is the protector and which one is the protected.


Antiques News & Fairs - Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair

John Bird Antiques (John Bird) Exhibiting on the Petworth Antiques Market stand. - A pair of 'His & Hers' chairs, upholstered in slate blue linen with gilt legs, English, c. 1850, £1,850 the pair. We would love Prince Harry and Meghan to have these because they are cool-regal and quite fun as they are 'His & Hers'.  

   Antiques News & Fairs - Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair

Petworth Antiques Market (Kathryn Mandry) A two-handled Staffordshire pearlware loving cup inscribed 'God Save The King', commemorating King George III, c. 1780s, £790.   This piece will be for sale by Petworth Antiques Market.

Antiques News & Fairs - Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair


T Robert (Terry Robert) - A fine and scarce silver gilt and enamelled set of 4 menu holders depicting "Lucky" motifs made by W. Hutton in 1905 and retailed by the royal jewellers JC Vickery of Regent Street, London, priced at £1,850. Fabulous quality, unique and all lucky motifs.  Terry Robert says: "I have never seen a set like it before".   

 

TICKET INFO:

Admission to the fair is £10.00 each on the door or in advance ADFL Ltd