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Antiques for Everyone at the NEC - 5 - 8 April 2018

 

 

Event: Antiques for Everyone (Spring 2018)
Organiser: Clarion Events Ltd
Venue: Hall 5, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT. UK
Date: 5-8 April 2018

Enquiries:

Tel: 020 7384 8144

 

Antiques News & Fairs - Antiques for Everyone NEC 5-8 April 2018

 

                                James Miles - Christopher Dresser Linthorpe Pottery Rare Japanese Aesthetic Wave Vase. Price £900

 


ABOUT THIS FAIR:

‘A Spoonful of Arts & Crafts in the UK’ is the title of a unique exhibition taking place at the Antiques for Everyone Fair at the NEC, from 5 – 8 April 2018.

Presented by Simon Moore, author of "Artists' Spoons & Related Table Cutlery - A British History of Arts & Crafts Flatware", the exhibition will focus on Arts & Crafts spoon designs from the early 20th century, showcasing the work of many well-known and highly collected designers and manufacturers.
Simon Moore, who is a Conservator of Natural Sciences and Cutlery Historian, will be speaking about his passion for Arts & Crafts cutlery in daily seminar talks at the fair.


A ‘wheel’ of Arts & Crafts silver spoons.

The popularity of Arts & Crafts began in the late Victorian period and continued after World War One and thrived alongside Art Deco. Even with the rise of Modernism, particularly in the post-WWII years, the influence of the Arts & Crafts Movement can still be seen in the designs of today.

Among the many fabulous spoons on display will be designs by Omar Ramsden, Archibald Knox, Oliver Baker for Liberty; Charles Ashbee and the Guild of Handicraft from the Cotswolds, A.E. Jones and Bernard Cuzner and the Birmingham Guild of Handicrafts; the Dryad Metal Works in Leicester and the Keswick School of Industrial Arts.

Many Arts & Crafts designers started out as architects, branched out into designing furniture,  interiors and ultimately, kitchen and tableware. It was also a time for the ascendancy of craftswomen, who designed jewellery and small silver as well as other media, and came to be recognised as equal, often outshining their male peers.

The fair offers some interesting diversions with packed celebrity talks held daily, with BBC Antiques Roadshow experts Judith Miller and Will Farmer

Joining Antiques for Everyone this April will be interior designer and BIID member Lester Bennett who will consider: 'Are antiques relevant in today’s interiors?' He will discuss the relevance of using antiques in contemporary interior design schemes and exploring how carefully chosen antiques pieces can be both inspirational as well as functional in a modern home.

Antiques News & Fairs - Antiques for Everyone NEC 5-8 April 2018

 A member of the Clarion team, Priya, admires a piece of Galle glass at Antiques for Everyone

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

Antiques for Everyone offers visitors a vast variety of exhibits from hundreds of exhibitors. This long standing fair is a favourite event for both collectors, trade buyers and the public.

New for the April 2018 edition of Antiques for Everyone is Section 3 which will be open only at the weekend designed to attract new and younger collectors and homemakers to visit the fair.

Section 1 showcases fine traditional furniture, Asian works of art, the Decorative Arts, British and European paintings and 20th century designer pieces; Section 2 has a marketplace atmosphere and showcases a myriad of stands with Scandinavian furniture, glass and ceramics, vintage jewellery, textiles, the earliest English pottery, porcelain, folk art, watercolours antiquarian maps and prints.

Antiques News & Fairs - Antiques for Everyone NEC 5-8 April 2018

Fox House Fine Art  - Cockers Resting' colour etching on paper, 1947.

By George Vernon Stokes (1873-1954), the artist and illustrator. Price: £450.00.

Ceramics has traditionally been one of the best selling specialities at the fair and exhibitor Julian Eade told ANF: "I offer all kinds of pieces, from classic English factories to 20th century studio pieces. The buyers have come from over the world, including Chinese, Taiwanese, American and the now emerging South Korean collectors, all of whom value traditional English porcelain so highly. Sales at the fair have risen more than 40% over the last 18 months. It’s been a good time to buy."

The fair is also well known for its wide range of 19th and 20th century jewellery. Plaza, Greenstein Antiques, Daryl Gigg, Scarab, Anderson Jones; Shapiro & Co, Grasilver (specialising in Georg Jensen and Scandinavian pieces) and Dansk Silver offer a wide range of pieces and prices.

Antiques News & Fairs - Antiques for Everyone NEC 5-8 April 2018

Scarab Antiques - Jean Wilkinson plique a jour pink spinel & silver large Night Orchid necklace & chain

The Decorative Arts is another popular collecting areas at the fair. Specialists, of which there are many, are David Hickmet of Hickmet Fine Art, London, a specialist in Art Deco and Art Nouveau bronze sculpture and glass, selling to private collectors from across the country. Says David: ‘This is always one of our best fairs - very busy throughout and where we meet so many clients old and new.’

 

Antiques News & Fairs - Antiques for Everyone NEC 5-8 April 2018


Others include Jeroen Markies, specialising in furniture, bronzes and lighting; Morgan Strickland Decorative Art showcasing Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau silver; Scandinavian by Design, showing Mid-Century furniture and lighting; Shine on Design with Art Deco furniture and lighting; Lynways, specialising in Scandinavian pottery and furniture; and Andrew Muir, showing Clarice Cliff, Moorcroft and Italian studio pottery.

Antiques News & Fairs - Antiques for Everyone NEC 5-8 April 2018

 

Lynways - A Royal Copenhagen slab vase by Berte Jessen. Price: £130.00

 

In other areas, silver specialists include Jack Shaw Antiques; Henry Nicholls & Son Antiques, Stephen Marsh Antiques, John Bull Antiques and Acorn Antiques. Among the furniture specialists will be Melody Antiques with 18th and 19th century pieces; Mark Buckley Antiques showing Victorian and Edwardian inlaid walnut and mahogany furniture; Cantelo with upholstered furniture and accessories; Tim Saltwell Antiques with 18th & 19th century English and Continental furniture and clocks and F.E.Anderson & Son sold traditional English oak and mahogany furniture.

Antiques News & Fairs - Antiques for Everyone NEC 5-8 April 2018

Tim Saltwell Antiques - An English late 19th century mahogany and marquetry inlaid bookcase cabinet retailed by Maples & Co, London and probably made by Edwards & Roberts. Price: £5,900.00

Around the galleries, traditional 19th century and 20th century watercolours mix with contemporary works and sculpture of all periods. Art of the Imagination show works by illustrators, A.J.Art sells Northern and Midland industrial scenes and Stephen Welbourne Fine Art specialises in traditional English watercolours.

Antiques News & Fairs - Antiques for Everyone NEC 5-8 April 2018

 

 

M & D Moir Antiques - A pair of red on pale green gilded cameo 'water lily' vases c 1900 signed 'Bourgeois Depose' as they were made for Emile Bourgeois manager of the 'Grand Depot' possibly Frances poshest retailer c9 inches tall. £3,250pr

 

 

A satisfied client of fair, Mike Moir, of M & D Moir, told ANF: “Situated at the heart of the country, Antiques for Everyone at the NEC brings together collectors and dealers from north and south and it’s great for selling, for buying and socialising too!”

 

 


TICKET INFO:

AAdmission to the fair is £16.00 including free car parking.
In Advance: £12.00 for Adults from the Box Office Tel: 0844 581 0827. (Under 16’s admitted free). www.antiquesforeveryone.co.uk 

 

Cover Image:Scarab Antiques

 

Jean Wilkinson plique a jour pink spinel & silver large Night Orchid necklace & chain

 

Born in the Republic of Ireland, Jean realised her ambition to become a jeweller in her thirties after a successful career in I.T, She trained under Brain Clarke, Michael Good, Lori Talcott, Eva Hofelmaier and Phil Barnes

 

 



News & Fairs Previews

Antiques for Everyone at the NEC - 5 - 8 April 2018

 

 

Event: Antiques for Everyone (Spring 2018)
Organiser: Clarion Events Ltd
Venue: Hall 5, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT. UK
Date: 5-8 April 2018

Enquiries:

Tel: 020 7384 8144

 

Antiques News & Fairs - Antiques for Everyone NEC 5-8 April 2018

 

                                James Miles - Christopher Dresser Linthorpe Pottery Rare Japanese Aesthetic Wave Vase. Price £900

 


ABOUT THIS FAIR:

‘A Spoonful of Arts & Crafts in the UK’ is the title of a unique exhibition taking place at the Antiques for Everyone Fair at the NEC, from 5 – 8 April 2018.

Presented by Simon Moore, author of "Artists' Spoons & Related Table Cutlery - A British History of Arts & Crafts Flatware", the exhibition will focus on Arts & Crafts spoon designs from the early 20th century, showcasing the work of many well-known and highly collected designers and manufacturers.
Simon Moore, who is a Conservator of Natural Sciences and Cutlery Historian, will be speaking about his passion for Arts & Crafts cutlery in daily seminar talks at the fair.


A ‘wheel’ of Arts & Crafts silver spoons.

The popularity of Arts & Crafts began in the late Victorian period and continued after World War One and thrived alongside Art Deco. Even with the rise of Modernism, particularly in the post-WWII years, the influence of the Arts & Crafts Movement can still be seen in the designs of today.

Among the many fabulous spoons on display will be designs by Omar Ramsden, Archibald Knox, Oliver Baker for Liberty; Charles Ashbee and the Guild of Handicraft from the Cotswolds, A.E. Jones and Bernard Cuzner and the Birmingham Guild of Handicrafts; the Dryad Metal Works in Leicester and the Keswick School of Industrial Arts.

Many Arts & Crafts designers started out as architects, branched out into designing furniture,  interiors and ultimately, kitchen and tableware. It was also a time for the ascendancy of craftswomen, who designed jewellery and small silver as well as other media, and came to be recognised as equal, often outshining their male peers.

The fair offers some interesting diversions with packed celebrity talks held daily, with BBC Antiques Roadshow experts Judith Miller and Will Farmer

Joining Antiques for Everyone this April will be interior designer and BIID member Lester Bennett who will consider: 'Are antiques relevant in today’s interiors?' He will discuss the relevance of using antiques in contemporary interior design schemes and exploring how carefully chosen antiques pieces can be both inspirational as well as functional in a modern home.

Antiques News & Fairs - Antiques for Everyone NEC 5-8 April 2018

 A member of the Clarion team, Priya, admires a piece of Galle glass at Antiques for Everyone

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

Antiques for Everyone offers visitors a vast variety of exhibits from hundreds of exhibitors. This long standing fair is a favourite event for both collectors, trade buyers and the public.

New for the April 2018 edition of Antiques for Everyone is Section 3 which will be open only at the weekend designed to attract new and younger collectors and homemakers to visit the fair.

Section 1 showcases fine traditional furniture, Asian works of art, the Decorative Arts, British and European paintings and 20th century designer pieces; Section 2 has a marketplace atmosphere and showcases a myriad of stands with Scandinavian furniture, glass and ceramics, vintage jewellery, textiles, the earliest English pottery, porcelain, folk art, watercolours antiquarian maps and prints.

Antiques News & Fairs - Antiques for Everyone NEC 5-8 April 2018

Fox House Fine Art  - Cockers Resting' colour etching on paper, 1947.

By George Vernon Stokes (1873-1954), the artist and illustrator. Price: £450.00.

Ceramics has traditionally been one of the best selling specialities at the fair and exhibitor Julian Eade told ANF: "I offer all kinds of pieces, from classic English factories to 20th century studio pieces. The buyers have come from over the world, including Chinese, Taiwanese, American and the now emerging South Korean collectors, all of whom value traditional English porcelain so highly. Sales at the fair have risen more than 40% over the last 18 months. It’s been a good time to buy."

The fair is also well known for its wide range of 19th and 20th century jewellery. Plaza, Greenstein Antiques, Daryl Gigg, Scarab, Anderson Jones; Shapiro & Co, Grasilver (specialising in Georg Jensen and Scandinavian pieces) and Dansk Silver offer a wide range of pieces and prices.

Antiques News & Fairs - Antiques for Everyone NEC 5-8 April 2018

Scarab Antiques - Jean Wilkinson plique a jour pink spinel & silver large Night Orchid necklace & chain

The Decorative Arts is another popular collecting areas at the fair. Specialists, of which there are many, are David Hickmet of Hickmet Fine Art, London, a specialist in Art Deco and Art Nouveau bronze sculpture and glass, selling to private collectors from across the country. Says David: ‘This is always one of our best fairs - very busy throughout and where we meet so many clients old and new.’

 

Antiques News & Fairs - Antiques for Everyone NEC 5-8 April 2018


Others include Jeroen Markies, specialising in furniture, bronzes and lighting; Morgan Strickland Decorative Art showcasing Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau silver; Scandinavian by Design, showing Mid-Century furniture and lighting; Shine on Design with Art Deco furniture and lighting; Lynways, specialising in Scandinavian pottery and furniture; and Andrew Muir, showing Clarice Cliff, Moorcroft and Italian studio pottery.

Antiques News & Fairs - Antiques for Everyone NEC 5-8 April 2018

 

Lynways - A Royal Copenhagen slab vase by Berte Jessen. Price: £130.00

 

In other areas, silver specialists include Jack Shaw Antiques; Henry Nicholls & Son Antiques, Stephen Marsh Antiques, John Bull Antiques and Acorn Antiques. Among the furniture specialists will be Melody Antiques with 18th and 19th century pieces; Mark Buckley Antiques showing Victorian and Edwardian inlaid walnut and mahogany furniture; Cantelo with upholstered furniture and accessories; Tim Saltwell Antiques with 18th & 19th century English and Continental furniture and clocks and F.E.Anderson & Son sold traditional English oak and mahogany furniture.

Antiques News & Fairs - Antiques for Everyone NEC 5-8 April 2018

Tim Saltwell Antiques - An English late 19th century mahogany and marquetry inlaid bookcase cabinet retailed by Maples & Co, London and probably made by Edwards & Roberts. Price: £5,900.00

Around the galleries, traditional 19th century and 20th century watercolours mix with contemporary works and sculpture of all periods. Art of the Imagination show works by illustrators, A.J.Art sells Northern and Midland industrial scenes and Stephen Welbourne Fine Art specialises in traditional English watercolours.

Antiques News & Fairs - Antiques for Everyone NEC 5-8 April 2018

 

 

M & D Moir Antiques - A pair of red on pale green gilded cameo 'water lily' vases c 1900 signed 'Bourgeois Depose' as they were made for Emile Bourgeois manager of the 'Grand Depot' possibly Frances poshest retailer c9 inches tall. £3,250pr

 

 

A satisfied client of fair, Mike Moir, of M & D Moir, told ANF: “Situated at the heart of the country, Antiques for Everyone at the NEC brings together collectors and dealers from north and south and it’s great for selling, for buying and socialising too!”

 

 


TICKET INFO:

AAdmission to the fair is £16.00 including free car parking.
In Advance: £12.00 for Adults from the Box Office Tel: 0844 581 0827. (Under 16’s admitted free). www.antiquesforeveryone.co.uk 

 

Cover Image:Scarab Antiques

 

Jean Wilkinson plique a jour pink spinel & silver large Night Orchid necklace & chain

 

Born in the Republic of Ireland, Jean realised her ambition to become a jeweller in her thirties after a successful career in I.T, She trained under Brain Clarke, Michael Good, Lori Talcott, Eva Hofelmaier and Phil Barnes