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The Windsor Antiques Fair - 8 - 10 June 2018

 

The Windsor Antiques Fair - 8 - 10 June 2018
 

Schredds - The 'Sprimont' sauceboat at Schredds by Nicholas Sprimon.

Event: The Windsor Antiques Fair
Organiser: Penman Antiques Fairs
Venue: Royal Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5EZ
Date: 8 - 10 June 2018

Enquiries:

Tel: 01886 833091 M: 07790 441529

 The Windsor Antiques Fair - 8 - 10 June 2018

WR Harvey - The extremely fine and rare Queen Anne period "Burr Mulberry" bureau bookcase attributed to John Coxed of the White Swan workshop.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

The Royal Windsor Racecourse is an inspired choice as a venue for a brand new event taking place during the celebratory Royal Weddiong season, organised by Penman Antiques Fairs.

The Windsor Antiques Fair, 8 - 10 June 2018, takes place in two large permanent marquees and it is a pretty good bet that some of the 40 exhibitors at the new event will be bringing items with Royal provenance or Windsor connections. 

Followers of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be waiting to hear which title will be bestowed on them by the Queen and Schredds, London-based silver dealers, will be pinning their hopes on Duke and Duchess of Sussex because they will be bringing a pair of skewers with shell and ring handles made in London in 1817 by Thomas Barker engraved with the initials of Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1840) – the 6th son and 9th child of George III. Luke Schrager of Schredds says: “Christie's sold his silver collection in 1843 and the skewers sold to Garrards for £2 11s (at 6 shillings per Ounce) and weighed at the time- 8 Troy Ounces 10 dwt. This makes it as certain as we can be that these skewers are those in the 1843 sale and that they have only lost 1 pennyweight since that time. They carry an asking price of £2,250”.
 
The same silver dealer will also be showing the Sprimont sauceboat with a price tag of £3,800. Sprimont was maker whose work, both in silver and ceramics, is strongly represented in the Royal Collection. This is a small sauceboat 12.7cm long and 10cm high. It is fully hallmarked for London 1747 but carries no maker's mark. The style is associated with the Huguenot silversmiths of the mid eighteenth century, Nicholas Sprimont. The sauce boat is identical to a pair hallmarked 1761 in the Ashmolean museum, by William Robertson of London. He is said to have followed an already established design from the mid 1740s by Paul Crespin and Nicholas Sprimont. Robertson didn't register his first mark until 1753, this piece is unlikely to have been made by him, but most likely by
Sprimont. He was a rare maker whose work, both in silver and ceramics, is strongly represented in the Royal Collection.

Drove House Antiques will be bringing several 19th century Parian items of Queen Victoria's extended Royal family including a lovely one of Prince Alfred with his pony, which the Queen kept a a copy of in Osborne House, and it is still there today.

WR Harvey will bring a notable Regency mahogany sideboard from c1820. The quality of the timbers used in this combined with the outstanding reeded columns and legs suggest an attribution to Gillows of Lancaster. It has until recently been in the Royal Box at Cheltenham Race Course before it was replaced in the most recent refurbishment. Generations of the Royal Family will have had meals and tea served from this.

On the same stand will also be a rare Queen Anne period bureau bookcase in burr mulberry wood attributed to John Coxed of the White Swan workshop, south of St Paul's Churchyard, London, from circa 1710 is expected to sell for £45,000.00. It featured in Country Life in 1969 in Pinto's article on 'The Myth of the Mulberry Burr Veneer'.

 The Windsor Antiques Fair - 8 - 10 June 2018

Newman Fine Art - A glorious view of Windsor Castle by Charles Frederick Allbon (1856-1926).

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

The fair would not be complete without a painting of Windsor Castle and Newman Fine Art will be bringing a glorious view of Windsor Castle by Charles Frederick Allbon (1856-1926), a landscape and coastal scene watercolourist and etcher. Other works of nearby Thames views include two watercolours by Frederick Edward Joseph Goff (1855- 1931) - one of ‘Moulsford’ (near Streatley on Thames), the other of ‘Sonning on Thames’ - priced individually at £675. Goff was known for the painstaking detail of his work as he suffered from poor eyesight, he used a magnifying glass which explains the detail and accuracy achieved in his commonly small watercolours.

The fair will have dealers in all categories covering Old Masters, Art Deco & Nouveau to Modern & Contemporary Art

Time Wise London, will be tempting visitors with vintage watches, including a Vintage Vacheron Constantin wristwatch in solid 18 k yellow gold case with screw down back. Automatic movement with centre seconds, dated 1961. Always very sought after is a Vintage Rolex Oyster Precision in 9 k gold case with a very rare quartered "Chevron" dial in original condition and hallmarked 1959. A very unusual Hanhart German Luftwaffe Pilots watch of World War 2 will also be available, retaining the original period strap.

Jewellery will be a major draw at the fair from antique to  named designer costume jewellery. Rings fit for a princess can be found at Thomas Glover. An Art Deco asymmetric ruby and diamond cocktail ring from c1940 will most certainly impress, priced under £5,000.

The Windsor Antiques Fair - 8 - 10 June 2018
 

Thomas Glover - An Art Deco Asymmetric Ruby & Diamond cocktail ring from c.1940.

 The Windsor Antiques Fair - 8 - 10 June 2018

Time Wise London - A very unusual Hanhart German Luftwaffe Pilots watch of World War 2 will also be available and even
retaining the original period strap.

TICKET INFO:

Admission to the fair is £5.00. www.penman-fairs.co.uk

 

 

 

Cover Image: Thomas Glover - An Art Deco Asymmetric Ruby & Diamond cocktail ring from c.1940.



News & Fairs Previews

The Windsor Antiques Fair - 8 - 10 June 2018

 

The Windsor Antiques Fair - 8 - 10 June 2018
 

Schredds - The 'Sprimont' sauceboat at Schredds by Nicholas Sprimon.

Event: The Windsor Antiques Fair
Organiser: Penman Antiques Fairs
Venue: Royal Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5EZ
Date: 8 - 10 June 2018

Enquiries:

Tel: 01886 833091 M: 07790 441529

 The Windsor Antiques Fair - 8 - 10 June 2018

WR Harvey - The extremely fine and rare Queen Anne period "Burr Mulberry" bureau bookcase attributed to John Coxed of the White Swan workshop.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

The Royal Windsor Racecourse is an inspired choice as a venue for a brand new event taking place during the celebratory Royal Weddiong season, organised by Penman Antiques Fairs.

The Windsor Antiques Fair, 8 - 10 June 2018, takes place in two large permanent marquees and it is a pretty good bet that some of the 40 exhibitors at the new event will be bringing items with Royal provenance or Windsor connections. 

Followers of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be waiting to hear which title will be bestowed on them by the Queen and Schredds, London-based silver dealers, will be pinning their hopes on Duke and Duchess of Sussex because they will be bringing a pair of skewers with shell and ring handles made in London in 1817 by Thomas Barker engraved with the initials of Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1840) – the 6th son and 9th child of George III. Luke Schrager of Schredds says: “Christie's sold his silver collection in 1843 and the skewers sold to Garrards for £2 11s (at 6 shillings per Ounce) and weighed at the time- 8 Troy Ounces 10 dwt. This makes it as certain as we can be that these skewers are those in the 1843 sale and that they have only lost 1 pennyweight since that time. They carry an asking price of £2,250”.
 
The same silver dealer will also be showing the Sprimont sauceboat with a price tag of £3,800. Sprimont was maker whose work, both in silver and ceramics, is strongly represented in the Royal Collection. This is a small sauceboat 12.7cm long and 10cm high. It is fully hallmarked for London 1747 but carries no maker's mark. The style is associated with the Huguenot silversmiths of the mid eighteenth century, Nicholas Sprimont. The sauce boat is identical to a pair hallmarked 1761 in the Ashmolean museum, by William Robertson of London. He is said to have followed an already established design from the mid 1740s by Paul Crespin and Nicholas Sprimont. Robertson didn't register his first mark until 1753, this piece is unlikely to have been made by him, but most likely by
Sprimont. He was a rare maker whose work, both in silver and ceramics, is strongly represented in the Royal Collection.

Drove House Antiques will be bringing several 19th century Parian items of Queen Victoria's extended Royal family including a lovely one of Prince Alfred with his pony, which the Queen kept a a copy of in Osborne House, and it is still there today.

WR Harvey will bring a notable Regency mahogany sideboard from c1820. The quality of the timbers used in this combined with the outstanding reeded columns and legs suggest an attribution to Gillows of Lancaster. It has until recently been in the Royal Box at Cheltenham Race Course before it was replaced in the most recent refurbishment. Generations of the Royal Family will have had meals and tea served from this.

On the same stand will also be a rare Queen Anne period bureau bookcase in burr mulberry wood attributed to John Coxed of the White Swan workshop, south of St Paul's Churchyard, London, from circa 1710 is expected to sell for £45,000.00. It featured in Country Life in 1969 in Pinto's article on 'The Myth of the Mulberry Burr Veneer'.

 The Windsor Antiques Fair - 8 - 10 June 2018

Newman Fine Art - A glorious view of Windsor Castle by Charles Frederick Allbon (1856-1926).

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

The fair would not be complete without a painting of Windsor Castle and Newman Fine Art will be bringing a glorious view of Windsor Castle by Charles Frederick Allbon (1856-1926), a landscape and coastal scene watercolourist and etcher. Other works of nearby Thames views include two watercolours by Frederick Edward Joseph Goff (1855- 1931) - one of ‘Moulsford’ (near Streatley on Thames), the other of ‘Sonning on Thames’ - priced individually at £675. Goff was known for the painstaking detail of his work as he suffered from poor eyesight, he used a magnifying glass which explains the detail and accuracy achieved in his commonly small watercolours.

The fair will have dealers in all categories covering Old Masters, Art Deco & Nouveau to Modern & Contemporary Art

Time Wise London, will be tempting visitors with vintage watches, including a Vintage Vacheron Constantin wristwatch in solid 18 k yellow gold case with screw down back. Automatic movement with centre seconds, dated 1961. Always very sought after is a Vintage Rolex Oyster Precision in 9 k gold case with a very rare quartered "Chevron" dial in original condition and hallmarked 1959. A very unusual Hanhart German Luftwaffe Pilots watch of World War 2 will also be available, retaining the original period strap.

Jewellery will be a major draw at the fair from antique to  named designer costume jewellery. Rings fit for a princess can be found at Thomas Glover. An Art Deco asymmetric ruby and diamond cocktail ring from c1940 will most certainly impress, priced under £5,000.

The Windsor Antiques Fair - 8 - 10 June 2018
 

Thomas Glover - An Art Deco Asymmetric Ruby & Diamond cocktail ring from c.1940.

 The Windsor Antiques Fair - 8 - 10 June 2018

Time Wise London - A very unusual Hanhart German Luftwaffe Pilots watch of World War 2 will also be available and even
retaining the original period strap.

TICKET INFO:

Admission to the fair is £5.00. www.penman-fairs.co.uk

 

 

 

Cover Image: Thomas Glover - An Art Deco Asymmetric Ruby & Diamond cocktail ring from c.1940.