The Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair takes place at Esher Hall, Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 October 2014.
Now in its 7th year, organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, it is back by popular demand and is Surrey's most established event for quality antiques and fine art.
Some 30 specialist dealers, the large majority of which are members of the two trade associations - The British Antique Dealers’ Association and LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, take part in this stylish boutique fair showcasing an outstanding range of furniture, fine art, sculpture, glass, jewellery, ceramics and collectibles, all vetted to the highest standard.
This year sees five new exhibitors, Richard Ogden Ltd, high end jewellers from Mayfair's Burlington Arcade, Strachan Fine Art from Kensington, Neptune Fine Art, jewellers Penny Corah & Rosie Savory and Anderson Jones Ltd, joining the fair along with many of the dealers who return annually having made excellent contacts over the years.
Among the many highlights is a lovely 18th century portrait of a gentleman, probably James Stanley (1750-1810) by John Hamilton Mortimer A.R.A. from Strachan Fine Art selling for £19,500.
Other notable paintings can be found on John Robertson's stand including Defiance and Discretion, a watercolour by Sir William Russell Flint RWS (1880-1969) for £28,000, Wild Flowers at Brighouse Bay by Edward Atkinson Hornel (1864-1933) for £24,000 and an oil by Walter Wallor Caffyn (1845-1898) of Fern Gathering on the North Downs, Surrey looking west towards Dorking, priced at £5,500.
The River Mole can be glimpsed running along the foot of the Downs before turning north towards Leatherhead where it disappears underground, which gives the river its name.
Further picture dealers returning to exhibit at this fair include Kaye Michie Fine Art, Art of the Imagination, Cambridge Fine Art, Baron Fine Art, Ashleigh House Fine Art, The Swan Gallery and Haynes Fine Art of Broadway.
Dutch contemporary sculptor Margot Homan (b 1956) has various pieces of her work with Garret & Hurst Sculpture such as Prophetess, a bronze bust on a column, cast this year as an edition of 8 with a price tag of £11,000. Typical of Garret & Hurst
Sculpture's 19th century bronzes is a signed piece by Paul Loiseau-Rousseau of an Egyptian Priestess, c1905, for £4,895. More bronzes can be found on Hickmet Fine Arts’ stand along with a very beautiful and rare cameo glass vase by Daum Frères, c1900, enamelled with a three dimensional seasonal landscape for sale at £16,500.
Glass dealer Mark J West is bringing a crystal wine glass in the Lotus pattern made by James Powell of London.
This was originally part of a service ordered by King Rama V of Siam, also known as Chulalongkorn the Great (1853-1910), when he visited London in 1897 for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
M&D Moir have a rare and stunning Harrach turquoise pointillist vase enamelled with decoration made up entirely of small dots. Made in 1890 it is for sale for £565.
There is plenty of sparkle at the fair with five jewellers exhibiting - Anderson Jones Ltd, Penny Corah & Rosie Savory, Richard Ogden Ltd, T Robert and Plaza all bringing a very varied selection of antique and contemporary jewellery.
“The jewellery trade has been in my family for more than a century,” says Robert Ogden who runs Richard Ogden Ltd, the traditional English jewellers in the Burlington Arcade off Piccadilly. Among the many beautiful pieces on the stand is a platinum mounted clip brooch set with a large octagonal navette shaped aquamarine, surmounted by diamonds and invisibly set tapering baguette diamonds, probably American, c1950, priced at £40,000.
Plaza is bringing a 1920's American snake bracelet comprising a diamond set head with sapphire eyes, the body shimmering with opals mounted in silver and gold for £4,500 and a 1980's emerald and diamond ring by Chaumet for £6,500.
An excellent selection of 18th and 19th century furniture can be found on Bedfordshire dealer S&S Timms Antiques’ stand. WR Harvey & Co (Antiques) Ltd has a good Chippendale period carved mahogany armchair for £2,350. For Art Deco furniture and decorative objects there is plenty to choose from Jeroen Markies of Forest Row.
The fair is supporting The Poppy Factory, based in Richmond. Major George Howson MC set up The Poppy Factory in 1922 to help wounded veterans from WW1 earn a living. This work continues, but has evolved to cater for modern day conflicts by helping wounded, injured and sick ex-Service men and women find meaningful and sustainable mainstream employment all over the UK.
Refreshments are available throughout the day. Ample free parking makes it easy to spend a relaxed and fulfilling day enjoying all that is on offer.
The fair is vetted with a dateline of 1970 for most disciplines.
Event: The Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair
Venue: Esher Hall, Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ
Date: Friday 10 – Sunday 12 October 2014
Opening times: Friday 11 am – 6pm
Saturday 10.30am – 6pm Sunday 10.30am – 5pm
Tickets & enquiries: £5, including catalogue (and re-admission) The Antiques Dealers Fair Ltd
+44 (0)1797 252030 or email@example.com
Transport: M25 (Junction 10), A3 from London and Guildford.
Ample free parking.
Nearest Railway Station: Esher
Nearest Airports: London Heathrow (20 miles), Gatwick Airport (27 miles)
Charity: The Poppy Factory (registered charity no: 225348) www.poppyfactory.org
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JOHN ROBERTSON CAFFYN
JOHN ROBERTSON HONNELL
JOHN ROBERTSON JOHN YARDLEY
DAUM COCKSCOMB PLANT VASE
HARRACHB TURQUOISE VASE
PAUL NICOLAS FRENCH CAMEO VASE
PLAZA SNAKE BRACELET
PRIESTMAN BARGE ON STOUR
DANCER WITH SCARF
DAUM CAMEO GLASS VASE
GIRL PLAYING LYRE
MAHOGANY ELBOW CHAIR
MAHOGANY ELBOW CHAIR