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Our Christmas 2020 Newsletter

We send Season’s greetings to all our clients, contacts and friends, and warmest thanks for all your help and support during 2020. Let us hope and pray that in 2021 the current restrictions can be eased, and that life can start to return to some sort of normality.

The focus of our business has always been to build a strong online presence. With the restrictions on business this year, there has been a noticeable shift within the antique trade towards doing business in this way, which we think will continue to be the case. We continue to work with 2Covet, LAPADA and CADA.

The CADA fair scheduled for October 2020 was inevitably postponed. It is now scheduled for October 2021. Just as a reminder, the new venue for this fair is at Compton Verney, Nr. Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire.

Following on from the success of our first Catalogue, published autumn 2019, ‘European Glassmaking 1450 to 1700’, we have been fortunate to have acquired several new quality glass pieces of the period. We are now working on a second, follow up Catalogue, to be entitled ‘Venetian and Facon de Venise Glass’. This will seek to illustrate the characteristics by which it may be possible, often admittedly extremely tentatively, to attribute glasses to Venice or to other regions in Europe where glassware of comparable quality was made. We are hoping to produce this Catalogue within the next few months.

As a longer term project, we are working on a Catalogue about early English silver of the Stuart period, and how it ‘reflects’ the tumultuous history of the period.

In the meantime, we are pleased to present ten new silver and Kunstkammer objects; there are two fine pieces of early English silver from the reigns of James I and Charles I; a very rare pair of steel sugar cutters and two lovely pieces of silver from Southern Germany, illustrating the quality of metalworking for which that region was renowned; a pretty little Dutch silver strapwork box; two Spanish silver pieces, and two Spanish Colonial pieces.

We shall be pleased to give further details, so please e-mail or telephone.

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