We are pleased to advise that Mayflower has now been accepted as a member of BADA. We remain longstanding members of LAPADA, CADA and CINOA.
Our aim has always been to present quality, rare and interesting items from our period, and we present below some recent acquisitions which have been added to our website:-
For some time now we have been expanding our collection of Iberian and Colonial items, and will be showcasing these in a new Catalogue entitled ‘Treasures from the Iberian kingdoms and their Colonies‘.
This collection will be part of our display at the CADA fair later this year. The fair will be held again at Compton Verney, Warwickshire and will run for three days, Friday 17 th , Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November 2023. Tickets and more details will be posted nearer the time.
We should like to extend our best wishes and thanks to all our clients and friends.
We are pleased to report that the CADA fair held from the 14th to the 17th October 2021 at Compton Verney, Warwickshire was successful for us, resulting in a number of sales. The new venue at Compton Verney was excellent, and we would expect this to become an annual fixture. So, for those clients who were unable to make it this year, do make a note to see us there next autumn.
We are currently working on a new Catalogue to be entitled ‘The Art of Drink’. This will showcase a selection of rare and interesting 16th and 17th century drinking vessels, and will include several new pieces. We hope this will be ready within the next two or three months. We continue to work with The Antique Marketing Company, and the 2Covet, LAPADA and CADA websites to promote our stock.
We send all our clients, contacts and friends our very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
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.