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Spring Newsletter 2019

Spring Newsletter 2019

We are pleased to report that the CADA fair at Blenheim Palace, 21st to 24th February, was successful for us. We followed it with a visit to the TEFAF fair at Maastricht in mid March.

During the past 18 months we have been fortunate enough to acquire many more rare and interesting early pieces to add to our stock. Silver from Iberia and it’s colonies have always been of particular interest to us, and we include below four such pieces. All of them are marked either with a town or maker’s mark or both. These and several other new pieces can now be seen on our website.

We are pleased to say the business continues to make excellent progress by personal networking and various social media outlets. Available items appear regularly on 1stdibs, Online Galleries, Barnebys, LAPADA and CADA websites.

Our first Catalogue is still a ‘work in progress’. We are expecting it to be ready for launch in the autumn. It will include several new glass acquisitions. The focus is on the early glassmakers’ quest to produce recipes to mimic natural stones and minerals, rock crystal of course being a prime example. Few early rock crystal pieces survive. Our stock now includes a number of such pieces to compliment our glass collection. The research for the Catalogue is proving to be extremely interesting, but far more difficult and time consuming than originally envisaged.

As to forthcoming fairs, CADA next Spring is a must for us. If we decide to do any other fair between now and then, full details will of course be posted on our website well in advance.

We do wish all our clients and contacts a healthy and successful year ahead.