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LAPADA Legends winners announce at LAPADA London

 

 

Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA fair winners announced as fair enjoys buoyant opening

Spicer Warin - Winner Best Object 2019
A plique à jour enamel and diamond butterfly brooch circa 1900, attributed to Eugène Feuillâtre. From the colourful Art Nouveau period which flourished against a backdrop of rapid industrialisation in Europe, this butterly brooch symbolises rebirth and regeneration. The dream-like nature of the butterfly, with its en tremblant wings, adds to the romance of the piece.

Event: The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair 2019
Organiser: LAPADA the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers
Venue: Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6EB
Date: 13-18 September 2019

Enquiries:

Tel: 020 7823 3511

 Antiques News & Fairs - Spicer Warin - Winner Best Object 2019 - A plique à jour enamel and diamond butterfly brooch circa 1900, attributed to Eugène Feuillâtre. From the colourful Art Nouveau period which flourished against a backdrop of rapid industrialisation in Europe, this butterly brooch symbolises rebirth and regeneration. The dream-like nature of the butterfly, with its en tremblant wings, adds to the romance of the piece.

The Parker Gallery - Winner of the Fine Art category and Best Scholarly Approach by a Young Dealer
The painting of Elizabeth and Charles Bedford with their pet St Bernard dog has never left the Bedford family until now. Hayman was in a transitional period and had begun to adopt a style similar to that of Hogarth, perhaps in a bid to emulate his international success.  Alas his ill-health meant his pupil, a certain Thomas Gainborough, finished the painting after Hayman’s death in 1776 hence the romantic landscape.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

LAPADA FAIR 2019 WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR LAUNCH OF LAPADA LEGENDS

In an exciting new and long term member initiative, LAPADA, the world's largest antiques dealer trade association, has launched LAPADA Legends.  Members have been invited to submit their own personal legend for the list, nominated for their achievement and legacy, which has ensured their work has endured for centuries.

The list received from the membership includes Hayman and Gainsborough, Henry Moore and Louis Confort Tiffany alongside names largely unknown outside the collecting elite, but whose influence on contemporary design endures today.

 Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA fair winners announced as fair enjoys buoyant opening

Kevin Page Oriental Art – Winner of the Sculpture Category
This rare and unique fully articulated Japanese iron okimono of a human skeleton is the only known fully articulated iron Jizai human skeleton in existence. Jizai (meaning ‘at will’) Okimono (meaning ‘decorative object’) are realistic articulated figures of insects, birds, reptiles, fish and mythical beasts. Most early examples are made of iron, but copper, bronze and silver became popular in later designs. This piece is signed Mune Kase and is from the Meiji period, circa 1840.

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

A selection of the works from the list are featured at LAPADA London Art & Antiques Fair, Berkeley Square open until 18 September and a committee of tastemakers including Amanda Wakeley, Trino Verkade (Sarabande), Sigrid Kirk (ARTimbarc), Charu Gandhi (Elicyon) and Guy Tobin (Rose Uniacke), along with academics and museum experts, were tasked with selecting the winning objects of the year as the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair got underway during the Preview Day on 12 September, in Berkeley Square.

The fair fulfilled its promise on the Preview day with exhibitors reporting some strong early sales. Silver specialists, I Franks, had its best opening day in a decade of showing at the fair, including the sale of a magnificent Victorian silver plate centrepiece featuring a stag, a doe, a giraffe and an ostrich. It was a good night for silver with The Peartree Collection selling a set of Gilbert Marks plates for over £30,000. Sales from Mark Goodger Antiques included a penwork tea caddy, an art deco cocktail trolley and a René Lalique opalescent Vitesse car mascot priced at £25,000, while in furniture, Lennox Cato sold an 18th century satinwood secretaire bookcase for more than £20,000. A top sale in fine art included ‘Portrait of a Lady’, which was sold by The Old Corkscrew for £38,000.

Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA fair winners announced as fair enjoys buoyant opening

Joanna Booth - Winner of the Textile Category
A medieval cope circa 1500 of exceptional rarity and featuring embroidered figures applied to Italian silk.  Purchased from the estate of an American colletor, the Italian silk ground is woven with central vegetal motifs surrounded by curved volutes and branches in an unusual colour of darker and lighter tan tones. Applied to the hood and in a mandorla below is the Coronation of the Virgin. Named apostles line the inner borders of the cope while further half-length apostles encircle the outer edge and winged angels with banderoles are distributed throughout the field.

 Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA fair winners announced as fair enjoys buoyant opening

Alexander George Antiques - Winner of the Furniture Category
A unique and important pair of Coxed & Woster ‘mulberry’ on secretaire chests, both bearing their original trade labels circa 1719.  The committee deemed this to be an extraordinary pair of exceptional quality and colour with layered painting used to give a marbled effect.  

Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA fair winners announced as fair enjoys buoyant opening

M&D Moir - Winner of the Ceramics & Glass Category
This ‘Honey Red Amber’ L C Tiffany favrile glass vase is decorated with gold waves and hooked feathering coiling around the body. It is one of only a few Tiffany favrile vases made in this exceptional and rare colour.  Louis Comfort Tiffany was the son of the founder of the famed Fifth Avenue 'Tiffany and Company'. He worked there from the 1880s until his death in 1933. He was the first person to produce high quality iridised decorative glassware and is perhaps most famous for his lamps and windows.

Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA fair winners announced as fair enjoys buoyant opening

I Franks - Winner of the Silver Category
The famous silversmithing firm of Hukin & Heath and its successor Heath & Middleton are known for their production in the 1870s and 1880s of silver and electroplated wares under the guidance of Dr. Christopher Dresser.  Working in a period normally associated with highly elaborate and decorative design, these two firms were at the vanguard of the Industrial Design movement producing some of the most striking and cutting edge design of the period. The rare sterling silver Coffee Percolator or Cafetiere, hallmarked in London in 1886 is decorated with naturalistic bark effect texturing and presented in its original retail box - a perfect example of the practical, beautiful and cutting edge design for which the firm is well known.

Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA fair winners announced as fair enjoys buoyant opening
VKD Jewels - Winner of the Jewellery Category
The sapphire and diamond earrings by René Sim Lacaze, c1950 are a great example of a piece made under the jeweller’s own name.  Lacaze worked with many of the famous jewellery houses of the time, but made his name creative the famous “Zipper” necklance of Van Cleef & Arpels.

TICKET INFO:

The admission to the fair is £20 and can be purchased online or on the door. Open from Friday 13 September to Wednesday 18 September. For more information, please visit LAPADA London.

 

Cover Image: M&D Moir - Winner of the Ceramics & Glass Category - ‘Honey Red Amber’ L C Tiffany favrile glass vase as described above.

 

 


 








 






News & Fairs Previews

LAPADA Legends winners announce at LAPADA London

 

 

Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA fair winners announced as fair enjoys buoyant opening

Spicer Warin - Winner Best Object 2019
A plique à jour enamel and diamond butterfly brooch circa 1900, attributed to Eugène Feuillâtre. From the colourful Art Nouveau period which flourished against a backdrop of rapid industrialisation in Europe, this butterly brooch symbolises rebirth and regeneration. The dream-like nature of the butterfly, with its en tremblant wings, adds to the romance of the piece.

Event: The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair 2019
Organiser: LAPADA the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers
Venue: Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6EB
Date: 13-18 September 2019

Enquiries:

Tel: 020 7823 3511

 Antiques News & Fairs - Spicer Warin - Winner Best Object 2019 - A plique à jour enamel and diamond butterfly brooch circa 1900, attributed to Eugène Feuillâtre. From the colourful Art Nouveau period which flourished against a backdrop of rapid industrialisation in Europe, this butterly brooch symbolises rebirth and regeneration. The dream-like nature of the butterfly, with its en tremblant wings, adds to the romance of the piece.

The Parker Gallery - Winner of the Fine Art category and Best Scholarly Approach by a Young Dealer
The painting of Elizabeth and Charles Bedford with their pet St Bernard dog has never left the Bedford family until now. Hayman was in a transitional period and had begun to adopt a style similar to that of Hogarth, perhaps in a bid to emulate his international success.  Alas his ill-health meant his pupil, a certain Thomas Gainborough, finished the painting after Hayman’s death in 1776 hence the romantic landscape.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

LAPADA FAIR 2019 WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR LAUNCH OF LAPADA LEGENDS

In an exciting new and long term member initiative, LAPADA, the world's largest antiques dealer trade association, has launched LAPADA Legends.  Members have been invited to submit their own personal legend for the list, nominated for their achievement and legacy, which has ensured their work has endured for centuries.

The list received from the membership includes Hayman and Gainsborough, Henry Moore and Louis Confort Tiffany alongside names largely unknown outside the collecting elite, but whose influence on contemporary design endures today.

 Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA fair winners announced as fair enjoys buoyant opening

Kevin Page Oriental Art – Winner of the Sculpture Category
This rare and unique fully articulated Japanese iron okimono of a human skeleton is the only known fully articulated iron Jizai human skeleton in existence. Jizai (meaning ‘at will’) Okimono (meaning ‘decorative object’) are realistic articulated figures of insects, birds, reptiles, fish and mythical beasts. Most early examples are made of iron, but copper, bronze and silver became popular in later designs. This piece is signed Mune Kase and is from the Meiji period, circa 1840.

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

A selection of the works from the list are featured at LAPADA London Art & Antiques Fair, Berkeley Square open until 18 September and a committee of tastemakers including Amanda Wakeley, Trino Verkade (Sarabande), Sigrid Kirk (ARTimbarc), Charu Gandhi (Elicyon) and Guy Tobin (Rose Uniacke), along with academics and museum experts, were tasked with selecting the winning objects of the year as the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair got underway during the Preview Day on 12 September, in Berkeley Square.

The fair fulfilled its promise on the Preview day with exhibitors reporting some strong early sales. Silver specialists, I Franks, had its best opening day in a decade of showing at the fair, including the sale of a magnificent Victorian silver plate centrepiece featuring a stag, a doe, a giraffe and an ostrich. It was a good night for silver with The Peartree Collection selling a set of Gilbert Marks plates for over £30,000. Sales from Mark Goodger Antiques included a penwork tea caddy, an art deco cocktail trolley and a René Lalique opalescent Vitesse car mascot priced at £25,000, while in furniture, Lennox Cato sold an 18th century satinwood secretaire bookcase for more than £20,000. A top sale in fine art included ‘Portrait of a Lady’, which was sold by The Old Corkscrew for £38,000.

Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA fair winners announced as fair enjoys buoyant opening

Joanna Booth - Winner of the Textile Category
A medieval cope circa 1500 of exceptional rarity and featuring embroidered figures applied to Italian silk.  Purchased from the estate of an American colletor, the Italian silk ground is woven with central vegetal motifs surrounded by curved volutes and branches in an unusual colour of darker and lighter tan tones. Applied to the hood and in a mandorla below is the Coronation of the Virgin. Named apostles line the inner borders of the cope while further half-length apostles encircle the outer edge and winged angels with banderoles are distributed throughout the field.

 Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA fair winners announced as fair enjoys buoyant opening

Alexander George Antiques - Winner of the Furniture Category
A unique and important pair of Coxed & Woster ‘mulberry’ on secretaire chests, both bearing their original trade labels circa 1719.  The committee deemed this to be an extraordinary pair of exceptional quality and colour with layered painting used to give a marbled effect.  

Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA fair winners announced as fair enjoys buoyant opening

M&D Moir - Winner of the Ceramics & Glass Category
This ‘Honey Red Amber’ L C Tiffany favrile glass vase is decorated with gold waves and hooked feathering coiling around the body. It is one of only a few Tiffany favrile vases made in this exceptional and rare colour.  Louis Comfort Tiffany was the son of the founder of the famed Fifth Avenue 'Tiffany and Company'. He worked there from the 1880s until his death in 1933. He was the first person to produce high quality iridised decorative glassware and is perhaps most famous for his lamps and windows.

Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA fair winners announced as fair enjoys buoyant opening

I Franks - Winner of the Silver Category
The famous silversmithing firm of Hukin & Heath and its successor Heath & Middleton are known for their production in the 1870s and 1880s of silver and electroplated wares under the guidance of Dr. Christopher Dresser.  Working in a period normally associated with highly elaborate and decorative design, these two firms were at the vanguard of the Industrial Design movement producing some of the most striking and cutting edge design of the period. The rare sterling silver Coffee Percolator or Cafetiere, hallmarked in London in 1886 is decorated with naturalistic bark effect texturing and presented in its original retail box - a perfect example of the practical, beautiful and cutting edge design for which the firm is well known.

Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA fair winners announced as fair enjoys buoyant opening
VKD Jewels - Winner of the Jewellery Category
The sapphire and diamond earrings by René Sim Lacaze, c1950 are a great example of a piece made under the jeweller’s own name.  Lacaze worked with many of the famous jewellery houses of the time, but made his name creative the famous “Zipper” necklance of Van Cleef & Arpels.

TICKET INFO:

The admission to the fair is £20 and can be purchased online or on the door. Open from Friday 13 September to Wednesday 18 September. For more information, please visit LAPADA London.

 

Cover Image: M&D Moir - Winner of the Ceramics & Glass Category - ‘Honey Red Amber’ L C Tiffany favrile glass vase as described above.