I know everyone is very busy with Christmas and the holidays. I too have been busy shopping and many new items of stock will be added over the next few weeks.
I have ivories by ,Ferdinand Preiss, Demetre Chiparus and ,Ludwig Walther, together with some items of glass including ,Daum, and ,Gallé.
I will be exhibiting at the ADFL fair at Mere Golf Resort and Spa at Mere Cheshire from 25-27 January 2013. Please contact me for tickets.
May I also with you all a very Happy Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year
I have been busy buying lots of new items and they are being loaded on to the website over the next few days.
Pictured is a tall Ombrelles vase by ,Le Verre Francais, for , Charles Schneider.
Also added is a really unusual piece by ,Emile Galle. A shallow freeform dish with cameo to 2 sides. The design is thistles. Made about 1904 it is also signed with the Galle star mourning signature.
Shipping can be arranged for any item anywhere in the world. Please look at the new items and do not hesitate to contact me for more information on any items.
This piece is one of many items that I will be showing at, Olympia , for the first time. It is an unusual bronze sculpture of a Dryad by and English lady sculptor about 1910., Hester Wood , who sculpted this piece worked between 1910 and 1920 and is known to have exhibited at the Royal Academy during this time.
This piece along with one other by the same artist will be on show next week in London on my stand F9
On Monday12 November this year’s,Winter Fine Art and Antiques Fair, opens at 4pm for the Collectors Preview.
I will be there on stand F9 and really look forward to welcoming you to see our new stock. I have spent the last few months trying to find interesting, quality antiques and I hope you will come along and if nothing else just say hello. Its always nice to see a friendly face when you are so far from home.
If you haven’t yet received a ticket – email me. I have etickets which I will be happy to send out to you.
Next week at , Antiques For Everyone, I will be showing many items of new stock including 2 items of Gabriel Argy Rousseau.
This piece entitled Papillons is shown in the catalogue as being made in 1915. It shows, pate de verre, at its best .
Vienna bronze items are very collectable and range in size from the inkwell with 3 daschunds by , Friedrich Gornik, down to the tiniest of mice just a few millimetres in size. The production of these items was begun almost accidentally when a metal foundry who made decorative peipwork started to make and paint small bronze items which became very popular. The most famous maker was ,Franz Bergman, and some of his work can make many thousands of pounds
Just uploaded a fantastic new bronze onto the site. Adof Daumiller, – The Swimmer. A stunning patinated ,Art Deco bronze ,figure of a nude woman. Signed c 1930. This figure was also known as ‘On the beach’ when it was first made. However it was one of the figures that ,Rosenthal, produced in porcelain and renamed it The Swimmer. 45 cm tall including marble base.
Gustav Adolf Daumiller (born November 10, 1876 in Memmingen, died 16 January 1962 in Munich) was a German sculptor and medalist. Daumiller was born the fourth of ten children. In 1898 he began studying at the Design Academy in Hanau, and in 1900 went to the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. From 1902 to 1904 he continued his education in London and studied from 1904 at the Academie Julian in Paris and from 1905 to 1907 at the city’s Ecole des Beaux-Arts. From 1908 he worked in Munich and he was regularly represented at the art exhibitions in the Glass Palace. In addition to large and small sculptures created Daumiller also designed medals and plaques. He created designs for sculptures, which were made by Rosenthal in porcelain.
the Princess and The Frog
Sculptors and artists frequently use contemporary fiction or news as inspiration for their work. Andy Warhol, was well known for his work featuring Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot. In the late 19th and early 20th century sculptors were using contemporary figures and fiction in much the same way. The work of ,Hans Christian Anderson, for example was often used by sculptors such as ,Eric Gill,. The sculptor, Emmanuel Villanis, was well known for using the current successes at the Paris Opera as inspiration for his work. This small bronze by Karl P Kowalczewski ( 1876-1927) is typical of this genre. A fashionable piece guaranteed to raise a smile
Preparations are underway for the Olympia International Fine Art and Antiques Fair in London from 7 – 17 June. I feel that I travel a long way to take part in the fair but I understand that a dealer from Tasmania will be exhibiting this year. I am always amazed at the variety and range of items at the fair.
I have spent many weeks preparing for the fair and travelling widely searching for beautiful and rare items. I will be showing for the first time at the fair several pieces of cameo glass including Continue reading