We had a very good CADA fair at Blenheim Palace in the Spring. Besides
a magnificent venue the atmosphere and the intimacy of the fair was really
Later on in the Spring we had a few days in Paris, on two occasions searching
for early glass. On one visit we were delighted to bring back a very early glass
Ewer and on the other an early mirror and casket, all depicted in the below
images, we are returning to Paris at the end of the month to collect two more
very beautiful pieces.
We are now members of Online Galleries, this will enable us to reach a wider
international audience, pieces from our website will continually be updated by
In the Autumn we are exhibiting with LAPADA at Berkeley Square. We are
excited to be there this year after a break of two years. You can find us on
We are building up our connections with Europe and are hoping to exhibit at
a fair there next year. There is plenty on our agenda for the forthcoming months.
We wish you all a very happy summer.
The last few months have been really exciting for us and still continues into 2017.
We had been working on securing a sale for a superb important late 15th century Venetian enamelled and gilt blue-tinted standing bowl. We felt that the bowl belonged in a Museum, so we started our research covering a number of continents, we designed a brochure as we felt the piece deserved its own special PR.
When we first started we told ourselves that it could take sometime before we found a home. But on a trip to Chicago we made contact with a person who was very impressed and this led to an introduction to a fellow colleague, who we subsequently met in London. He was from the Chicago Institute of Art, and that is where the Venetian Bowl is now homed, naturally, it was sold for a substantial six figure amount.
We have become members of The Cotswold Art and Antiques Dealers’ Association, CADA for short., and will be exhibiting at Blenheim Palace with the Association, from the 30th March to 2nd April.
We have recently sold some early glass to a top dealer in Paris, in fact we are going to Paris to meet a few dealers this week. Also, we have sold to a top glass dealer in Amsterdam.
Movement is being seen in our inquiries and turning into nice sales, so we are hoping that this will continue making a mark in the market for Mayflower Antiques.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a successful 2017.
We have carried out an excellent ‘photo shoot’ for our new pieces and at the same time updating some of our old ‘photo shoots’ on current pieces. The standard is higher, our aim is to have all our pieces taken by ‘Fellows Photographic Services’. The new images will be on our website very shortly.
We have several new projects underway and hopefully over the next few weeks we will be able to share these with you.
We plan to visit Paris later on in the year and are still following up on the sale of our very unique piece of early Venetian glass, at present we are concentrating in the USA.
Social Me still continue to give us a Social Media presence, it is very pleasing to know we have a very strong following through various outlets. At the same time networking continues.
We have deferred exhibiting at fairs until early 2017, but we shall certainly keep you informed when we do.
We had a first class visit to Masstricht, met dealers that we knew and the same time met some new dealers that we did not know.
We took some great stand shots for for inspiration of how we would like to design our stands for upcoming fairs. We love that at Tefafa Exhibitors change their stand ideas each year giving a fresh and exciting appearance.
We purchased two early pieces that will soon be on our website, both are very rare, naturally we are excited with the expansion of out stock.
Four of our pieces were shown on ITV Masterpiece in February and March which was great Fun. These can be seen on our Social Media.
Networking continues running alongside the work of Social Me which is so vital for us.
We look Forward to a busy and exciting summer.
2016 is already building up to be a busy year.
In February we are attending the LAPADA conference at the House of Commons. This year the theme is how we as Antique dealers can be more prominent and utilise our own websites and the Social Media to obtain sales. This method is increasing daily and will be such a force for us, LAPADA have gained some first class ‘speakers’ for the conference.
Once again we shall be visiting Maastricht in March to meet fellow dealers and to gain more ideas for when we exhibit later on in the year.
We shall also be visiting Paris and following up on sales for our very unique piece of early Venetian glass, which we are hoping to home in one of the large museums either in Europe or the USA.
Later on in the year we will be exhibiting in London.
Social Me continue to promote Mayflower Antiques and are giving us new ideas all the time to break into a new exciting frontier.
THE PARTNERS OF MAYFLOWER ANTIQUES