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Art & Antiques for Everyone at the NEC - 4 – 7 April 2019

 

Antiques News & Fairs - Art & Antiques for Everyone at the NEC - 4 – 7 April 2019
 

Mark Goodger Hampton Antiques - A superb Coromandel brass-bound silver box by Halstaff & Hannaford, London, that once belonged to Lady Mary Stanhope, Countess Beauchamp, and wife of Frederick Lygon, 6th Earl Beauchamp. Circa 1867.  Priced at £3650.

Event: Art & Antiques for Everyone at the NEC
Organiser: Clarion Events Ltd
Venue: Halls 17-18, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT
Date: 4 – 7 April 2019

Enquiries:

Tel: 0207 3847748

 Antiques News & Fairs - Art & Antiques for Everyone at the NEC - 4 – 7 April 2019

Saunders Fine Art - The Duke of Wellington at the Trumpet Inn on the Eve of the Battle of Waterloo, by Robert Alexandre Hillingford (1825 - 1904). Oil on Canvas, signed. 52” wide x 38” high in excellent condition. Priced at £19,500.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

Art & Antiques for Everyone, 4-7 April, 2019, is one of the prestige fairs of the spring season with the largest exhibitor roster. Fair director Mary Claire Boyd told ANF: "We’re looking forward to a very busy four days. With an increase in exhibitors last year, the fair is broadening its appeal, not only with traditional art and antiques but more 20th century pieces than ever."


The popularity of Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco for which the fair is known, keeps specialist dealers returning year on on year, including Hickmet Fine Art, Andrew Muir, the country’s leading specialist in Clarice Cliff studio art pottery, Morgan Strickland Decorative Arts with silver and glass, James Strang specialising in Scottish art and artefacts and Deco Dave, well-known for striking Art Deco lighting. ‘It’s always good to see so many new collectors coming to the NEC fairs,’ says Dave Hornikunger, aka Deco Dave.

The fair has a range of prices ranging from less than £50 for ceramics to more than £45,000 for a Pre-Raphaelite painting shown by regular exhibitor Jeroen Markies who returns as usual. Martinware earthenware birds – usually tobacco jars and infamous for their ugliness – were strong sellers at recent events for AD Antiques where collectors paid between £8,000 and £20,000 for the rarest examples.


Fine antique furniture, from 17th to early 20th century pieces will be shown by Mark Seabrook Antiques return with country pieces including oak farmhouse dressers and sets of ladderback chairs; and Andrew Lovatt Antiques specialise in fine Victorian and Edwardian mahogany and walnut furniture.

Jewellery is always popular, exhibitors offering a wide range of late 18th to 20th century pieces, including classic designs, colourful costume jewellery and designer Scandinavian silver. Traditional and 20th century silverware will be shown by several leading specialists including Scarab Antiques, Plaza and  Dansk Silver.  Art dealers include Midlands gallery Saunders Fine Art returns with a collection of British and European works and Art of the Imagination specialising in contemporary illustrative paintings. Blackbrook Gallery show naïve farming portraits and Wigs on the Green offer miniature portrait paintings and rare silhouettes.
In other areas,

Erna & John Hiscock-Shepherd show needleworks and folk art; M. & D. Moir specialise in 30th century glass; Hispanic Antiques return with Spanish artefacts and Garth Vincent offer European arms and armour. Among a number of new exhibitors will be J.Collins & Son Antiques from North Devon, specialising in treen and wooden bygones.

 Antiques News & Fairs - Art & Antiques for Everyone at the NEC - 4 – 7 April 2019

Scarab Antiques - Aquamarine, diamond and platinum ring Price £6795

The central stone has been hand cut by Alan Poultney of Scarab Antiques.

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

The story of a revolution in printing techniques that brought colour to how the Victorians viewed the world will be revealed in a special feature exhibition at the Art & Antiques for Everyone fair at the NEC from 4 – 7 April 2019.

‘Colouring Victorian Life’ is presented by The New Baxter Society and will showcase the prints of the innovative printer George Baxter and his licensees, revealing how his patented 'Baxter Process' prints were produced and made high quality colour pictures affordable to everyone for the first time. The expansive display will tell the story of how key events throughout the mid-nineteenth century were illustrated by the Baxter process and were used on everything from book illustrations to embellishments for needle-boxes, pin cushions, calling card baskets, children’s picture tickets, reward cards and decorative prints that hung in homes and businesses across the world.

Today, Baxter prints are collectable and highly decorative, and exhibitors including Cambridge Fine Art will be selling examples at the fair.

A hightlight for collectors at the fair will be a superb antique dressing case with extensive provenance shown by Mark Goodger of Hampton Antiques.

Dating from 1867, the case once belonged to the Lyon family, founders of the famous Lygon Arms, Broadway. The Coromandel brass-bound silver box once belonged to Lady Mary Stanhope, Countess Beauchamp, wife of Frederick Lygon, 6th Earl Beauchamp. It was made by Halstaff & Hannaford, the London company. The box contains twelve engraved silver lid glass jars of various shapes and sizes, by London silversmiths Williamson & Horton, 1867, each bearing the Countess’s coronet & initials. A velvet lined tool pad comes complete with tweezers, scissors, penknife, nail file and pretty retractable pen. Lockable velvet lined compartments would have held rings, earrings or cufflinks. The case also contains a framed portrait of Lady Mary herself, along with a bible which, inside, has the handwritten message: 'Mary C Stanhope, Feb 9th 1856 - from her very affectionate Papa'.

Mark Goodger told ANF: "I was delighted with business at the last fair and to be selling to customers I haven’t seen for many years and to sell several important items that appeal outside the London market."

Celebrity Talks will be held daily: Will Farmer, dealer, writer and BBC Antiques Roadshow expert in Ceramics, Glass and Decorative Arts.

The spring fair continues with the Weekend Collective which has a marketplace style with around 40 dealers and is designed to appeal to retail buyers who visit the fair at the weekend. Open only on Saturday and Sunday.

Antiques News & Fairs - Art & Antiques for Everyone at the NEC - 4 – 7 April 2019
 

Martyn Edgell Antiques - A rare and fine Pearlware jug made to remember the events of the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, commemorated this year in films and events.
The Peterloo Massacre took place at St Peter's Field, Manchester, England, on 16 August 1819, when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000–80,000 who had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation.  Priced at £1650.

 Antiques News & Fairs - Art & Antiques for Everyone at the NEC - 4 – 7 April 2019

Hiscock & Shepherd - A mid-17th century leather shoe found in Dorset hidden in the wall of an old cottage, usually placed behind bricks above a door to imbue the property with the spirit of its owner and to ward off evil spirits.  Priced at £485.00.

TICKET INFO:

Admission 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).  Public Open Times: Thurs-Sat 11am-6pm / Sun 11am-5pm. For more information about the fair and a full exhibitors list visit Art & Antiques for Everyone

 

 

Cover Image: J Collins & Sons Antiques - A superb !8th century Norwegian birchwood peg tankard.  Price £875.00


 



News & Fairs Previews

Art & Antiques for Everyone at the NEC - 4 – 7 April 2019

 

Antiques News & Fairs - Art & Antiques for Everyone at the NEC - 4 – 7 April 2019
 

Mark Goodger Hampton Antiques - A superb Coromandel brass-bound silver box by Halstaff & Hannaford, London, that once belonged to Lady Mary Stanhope, Countess Beauchamp, and wife of Frederick Lygon, 6th Earl Beauchamp. Circa 1867.  Priced at £3650.

Event: Art & Antiques for Everyone at the NEC
Organiser: Clarion Events Ltd
Venue: Halls 17-18, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT
Date: 4 – 7 April 2019

Enquiries:

Tel: 0207 3847748

 Antiques News & Fairs - Art & Antiques for Everyone at the NEC - 4 – 7 April 2019

Saunders Fine Art - The Duke of Wellington at the Trumpet Inn on the Eve of the Battle of Waterloo, by Robert Alexandre Hillingford (1825 - 1904). Oil on Canvas, signed. 52” wide x 38” high in excellent condition. Priced at £19,500.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

Art & Antiques for Everyone, 4-7 April, 2019, is one of the prestige fairs of the spring season with the largest exhibitor roster. Fair director Mary Claire Boyd told ANF: "We’re looking forward to a very busy four days. With an increase in exhibitors last year, the fair is broadening its appeal, not only with traditional art and antiques but more 20th century pieces than ever."


The popularity of Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco for which the fair is known, keeps specialist dealers returning year on on year, including Hickmet Fine Art, Andrew Muir, the country’s leading specialist in Clarice Cliff studio art pottery, Morgan Strickland Decorative Arts with silver and glass, James Strang specialising in Scottish art and artefacts and Deco Dave, well-known for striking Art Deco lighting. ‘It’s always good to see so many new collectors coming to the NEC fairs,’ says Dave Hornikunger, aka Deco Dave.

The fair has a range of prices ranging from less than £50 for ceramics to more than £45,000 for a Pre-Raphaelite painting shown by regular exhibitor Jeroen Markies who returns as usual. Martinware earthenware birds – usually tobacco jars and infamous for their ugliness – were strong sellers at recent events for AD Antiques where collectors paid between £8,000 and £20,000 for the rarest examples.


Fine antique furniture, from 17th to early 20th century pieces will be shown by Mark Seabrook Antiques return with country pieces including oak farmhouse dressers and sets of ladderback chairs; and Andrew Lovatt Antiques specialise in fine Victorian and Edwardian mahogany and walnut furniture.

Jewellery is always popular, exhibitors offering a wide range of late 18th to 20th century pieces, including classic designs, colourful costume jewellery and designer Scandinavian silver. Traditional and 20th century silverware will be shown by several leading specialists including Scarab Antiques, Plaza and  Dansk Silver.  Art dealers include Midlands gallery Saunders Fine Art returns with a collection of British and European works and Art of the Imagination specialising in contemporary illustrative paintings. Blackbrook Gallery show naïve farming portraits and Wigs on the Green offer miniature portrait paintings and rare silhouettes.
In other areas,

Erna & John Hiscock-Shepherd show needleworks and folk art; M. & D. Moir specialise in 30th century glass; Hispanic Antiques return with Spanish artefacts and Garth Vincent offer European arms and armour. Among a number of new exhibitors will be J.Collins & Son Antiques from North Devon, specialising in treen and wooden bygones.

 Antiques News & Fairs - Art & Antiques for Everyone at the NEC - 4 – 7 April 2019

Scarab Antiques - Aquamarine, diamond and platinum ring Price £6795

The central stone has been hand cut by Alan Poultney of Scarab Antiques.

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

The story of a revolution in printing techniques that brought colour to how the Victorians viewed the world will be revealed in a special feature exhibition at the Art & Antiques for Everyone fair at the NEC from 4 – 7 April 2019.

‘Colouring Victorian Life’ is presented by The New Baxter Society and will showcase the prints of the innovative printer George Baxter and his licensees, revealing how his patented 'Baxter Process' prints were produced and made high quality colour pictures affordable to everyone for the first time. The expansive display will tell the story of how key events throughout the mid-nineteenth century were illustrated by the Baxter process and were used on everything from book illustrations to embellishments for needle-boxes, pin cushions, calling card baskets, children’s picture tickets, reward cards and decorative prints that hung in homes and businesses across the world.

Today, Baxter prints are collectable and highly decorative, and exhibitors including Cambridge Fine Art will be selling examples at the fair.

A hightlight for collectors at the fair will be a superb antique dressing case with extensive provenance shown by Mark Goodger of Hampton Antiques.

Dating from 1867, the case once belonged to the Lyon family, founders of the famous Lygon Arms, Broadway. The Coromandel brass-bound silver box once belonged to Lady Mary Stanhope, Countess Beauchamp, wife of Frederick Lygon, 6th Earl Beauchamp. It was made by Halstaff & Hannaford, the London company. The box contains twelve engraved silver lid glass jars of various shapes and sizes, by London silversmiths Williamson & Horton, 1867, each bearing the Countess’s coronet & initials. A velvet lined tool pad comes complete with tweezers, scissors, penknife, nail file and pretty retractable pen. Lockable velvet lined compartments would have held rings, earrings or cufflinks. The case also contains a framed portrait of Lady Mary herself, along with a bible which, inside, has the handwritten message: 'Mary C Stanhope, Feb 9th 1856 - from her very affectionate Papa'.

Mark Goodger told ANF: "I was delighted with business at the last fair and to be selling to customers I haven’t seen for many years and to sell several important items that appeal outside the London market."

Celebrity Talks will be held daily: Will Farmer, dealer, writer and BBC Antiques Roadshow expert in Ceramics, Glass and Decorative Arts.

The spring fair continues with the Weekend Collective which has a marketplace style with around 40 dealers and is designed to appeal to retail buyers who visit the fair at the weekend. Open only on Saturday and Sunday.

Antiques News & Fairs - Art & Antiques for Everyone at the NEC - 4 – 7 April 2019
 

Martyn Edgell Antiques - A rare and fine Pearlware jug made to remember the events of the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, commemorated this year in films and events.
The Peterloo Massacre took place at St Peter's Field, Manchester, England, on 16 August 1819, when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000–80,000 who had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation.  Priced at £1650.

 Antiques News & Fairs - Art & Antiques for Everyone at the NEC - 4 – 7 April 2019

Hiscock & Shepherd - A mid-17th century leather shoe found in Dorset hidden in the wall of an old cottage, usually placed behind bricks above a door to imbue the property with the spirit of its owner and to ward off evil spirits.  Priced at £485.00.

TICKET INFO:

Admission 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).  Public Open Times: Thurs-Sat 11am-6pm / Sun 11am-5pm. For more information about the fair and a full exhibitors list visit Art & Antiques for Everyone

 

 

Cover Image: J Collins & Sons Antiques - A superb !8th century Norwegian birchwood peg tankard.  Price £875.00