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New Specialist Glass Fair at NT Ickworth House 23 September 2018


Specialist Glass Fairs announce brand new event in East Anglia at National Trust property Ickworth House on Sunday 23 September 2018.

Antiques News & Fairs - Glass Fair at Ickworth 23 September 2018

Ickworth House - National Trust

Specialist Glass Fairs, the organisers of Knebworth Glass Fair and The National Glass Fair will return to their home ground in East Anglie for a brand new event to add to their cannon, a real treat for lovers of glass of all ages and genres at a spectacular new venue, the National Trust property Ickworth House.

The fair will take place in the West Wing exhibition suite with around 40 exhibitors offering the wide selection of fine antique and collectable glass which visitors to Knebworth Glass Fair and the National Glass Fair come to enjoy. Expect to see everything from Georgian drinking glasses through to contemporary studio pieces.
 
Ickworth House and gardens near Bury St Edmunds, a Georgian Italianate palace in an idyllic English landscape with its classical Rotunda, East and West Wings forming the centrepiece of the Ickworth estate. It reflects its former owners, the Hervey Family’s tenacious spirit and has been preserved by the custodianship and influence of unconventional men and women over successive generations.

As the glory days of the country house came to an end in the post-war period, so did the tenure at Ickworth of the Hervey family. In 1956, the 4th Marquess presented the house and estate to the Treasury in lieu of death duties. The Treasury passed Ickworth to the National Trust.

In 2002, the East Wing was opened as a luxury hotel. The West Wing, which will be the venue for the Glass Fair at Ickworth, (previously only an empty shell), was completed in 2005 and houses an inviting visitor centre, restaurant, shop, and function rooms.

Today the house boasts an impressive art collection with paintings by renowned artists such as Hogarth, Velázquez, Kauffmann and Vigée Le Brun, an impressive ambassadorial silver collection, amongst the largest in the National Trust and a wide variety of objets de virtu, fans, books and furniture.

Entry to the house, gardens and fair is free for National Trust members; otherwise admission is £8.10 to the gardens which gives free entry to the fair.

Full details for exhibitors and visitors from Specialist Glass Fairs

Image credits: 

Ickworth House - National Trust

Lalique glass - M&D Moir.










News & Fairs Previews

New Specialist Glass Fair at NT Ickworth House 23 September 2018


Specialist Glass Fairs announce brand new event in East Anglia at National Trust property Ickworth House on Sunday 23 September 2018.

Antiques News & Fairs - Glass Fair at Ickworth 23 September 2018

Ickworth House - National Trust

Specialist Glass Fairs, the organisers of Knebworth Glass Fair and The National Glass Fair will return to their home ground in East Anglie for a brand new event to add to their cannon, a real treat for lovers of glass of all ages and genres at a spectacular new venue, the National Trust property Ickworth House.

The fair will take place in the West Wing exhibition suite with around 40 exhibitors offering the wide selection of fine antique and collectable glass which visitors to Knebworth Glass Fair and the National Glass Fair come to enjoy. Expect to see everything from Georgian drinking glasses through to contemporary studio pieces.
 
Ickworth House and gardens near Bury St Edmunds, a Georgian Italianate palace in an idyllic English landscape with its classical Rotunda, East and West Wings forming the centrepiece of the Ickworth estate. It reflects its former owners, the Hervey Family’s tenacious spirit and has been preserved by the custodianship and influence of unconventional men and women over successive generations.

As the glory days of the country house came to an end in the post-war period, so did the tenure at Ickworth of the Hervey family. In 1956, the 4th Marquess presented the house and estate to the Treasury in lieu of death duties. The Treasury passed Ickworth to the National Trust.

In 2002, the East Wing was opened as a luxury hotel. The West Wing, which will be the venue for the Glass Fair at Ickworth, (previously only an empty shell), was completed in 2005 and houses an inviting visitor centre, restaurant, shop, and function rooms.

Today the house boasts an impressive art collection with paintings by renowned artists such as Hogarth, Velázquez, Kauffmann and Vigée Le Brun, an impressive ambassadorial silver collection, amongst the largest in the National Trust and a wide variety of objets de virtu, fans, books and furniture.

Entry to the house, gardens and fair is free for National Trust members; otherwise admission is £8.10 to the gardens which gives free entry to the fair.

Full details for exhibitors and visitors from Specialist Glass Fairs

Image credits: 

Ickworth House - National Trust

Lalique glass - M&D Moir.