Masterpiece London to take place from June 24-29
LONDON, February 1, 2010 – Masterpiece London, a Fair showcasing exclusive art, antiques and jewellery, will take place from June 24-29, 2010.
Re-affirming the capital’s credentials as a leading artistic and cultural hub, Masterpiece London exhibitors will offer for sale works by leading international names, including Fabergé, Lalique and Cartier.
The event will take place at the former Chelsea Barracks, London SW1.
“This innovative event boasts some of the most illustrious names in the industry, providing a unique fusion of old and new, with traditional fine art and antiques juxtaposed with more contemporary works of art and premium collectors’ items,” a statement from Masterpiece said.
Joining A La Vieille Russie, MacConnal-Mason, Marchant, SJ Phillips, Peter Finer and the Tomasso Brothers, Masterpiece announce further new participants: Anthony Woodburn, Cahn International, Offer Waterman, Galerie Steinitz, Vanderven & Vanderven and Wartski.
Amongst these names will be the established founders Mallett, Ronald Phillips, Apter-Fredericks and Asprey.
The highlight pieces at Masterpiece London will include an exceptional collection of Imperial Fabergé from Wartski, the leading art and antique dealers, specialising in fine jewellery since 1865.
Visitors will see an Imperial nephrite and enamelled gold dish and stunning Imperial gem-set and enamelled gold bellpush, both once owned by Dowager Tsarina Maria Feodorovna and Grand Duchess Xenia lexandrovna, respectively.
Alongside these Fabergé treasures, enthusiasts will note the Epoque Fine Jewels’ offering.
Representing the very finest in Art Nouveau, Garland Style and Art Deco jewellery, their collection will include a René Lalique gold, diamond and enamel dog collar plaque; a platinum, turquoise and diamond ‘collier de chien’ by Cartier, and an impressive Renaissance Revival rock crystal, ruby and diamond ‘devant de corsage’ brooch by Jean – Valentin Morel, depicting the Greek goddess Hera.