The Antiques Bazaar owner Jane Sanderson has a zealous drive for sourcing and selling the most unusual and perfet of items. She carefully sources and proudly sells each individual item of stock. Her dealer profile has been raised this year following her appearance last year on The Great British Antiques Map in February on BBC2 and the regular repeats of this BBC show. At this Summer Antiques for Everyone, she has tracked down some excellent Objets de Vertue, English Silver, Georgian Glass and Female Finery... or jewellery to those in the know. What about the male magnificence? The rest of you cry. Rest assured, there are some fantastic pieces for the unadorned male too. For example the new seal from the Russian lapidary workshop, will be a sure success, with male and female alike. In fact a few pre-Christmas or birthday hints can be dropped and heard.
Perhaps the most unusual item this year on B42 is the extraordinary medicinal glass mug from Kreuznach, a saline spring which has been used since 1817 for the treatment of various ills. This handled tankard, has an etching of the spring, the measures to be taken and is all wheel ground. Dating to around 1860, this central European glass tankard is a very good example of its kind. Quite lovely and very desirable.
Those of you who take the Antiques Trade Gazette, will have seen the wonderful selection of Art Deco rings available at Stand B42. Go on adorn yourself with a luscious treat.
As ever you wil get an array of artily arranged antiques, each labelled and priced. But perhaps the most exciting news for this fair is that due to the change in dateline, Andrew Elliot who spoke on the mining of Blue John at the Summer AfE in 2015, will be exhibiting some of his latest items.
Jane Sanderson and Andrew Elliot extend a warm welcome to all at the AfE Summer Fair 2017.