Art and Antiques Fair in London This Week

Posted in Art Market by Editor on June 16, 2010

Vincennes Porcelain Cup and Saucer, circa 1752, after François Boucher, with factory marks and the painter's marks for Mutel and Vielliard.

Art Antiques London
London, 9 — 16 June 2010

As noted at ArtInfo, the Art Antiques London fair held in Kensington Gardens wraps up today. Among the top five picks of Art + Auction executive editor Meghan Dailey is this cup and saucer from the dealer Adrian Sassoon, “an extremely rare, circa 1752 yellow-ground Vincennes cup and saucer decorated with scenes, in blue, of a boy copied from François Boucher engravings. Sassoon says it’s the first time in decades that he’s offered yellow-ground pieces, which he explains are uncommon and may have been influenced by the Chinese porcelain of the time. The pair is £38,000 ($55,260).”

For Dailey’s other picks, click here»


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From the Editor

My trip to the Netherlands was even better than I had hoped. The HNA Conference was outstanding, and the Attingham Program for the Study of Dutch Historic Houses exceeded my highest expectations (which is saying a lot). Over the course of nine days, the thirty-one participants visited some 26 houses: canal houses in Amsterdam, hofjes (almshouses) in Amsterdam and Haarlem, country houses in the provinces of Utrecht, Gelderland, and Overijssel, and even a few royal residences. While some of the houses are privately owned and only rarely open to visitors, many are accessible to the public, including the following:

Many thanks to Annabel Westman and Jo Ballingal for leading the trip, to the Attingham Trust generally for its commitment to historic houses, and to the American Friends of Attingham for funding (I’m especially grateful to Dick Button whose financial support made the trip possible for me).

As terrific as the trip was, I know I’m not the only one doing exciting things this summer. Please don’t be shy or modest: fellow HECAA members would enjoy hearing what you’ve been up to!               -Craig Hanson

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