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 following her appearances with the repeats of The Great British Antiques Map, initially screened in February 2016 on BBC2. At this Spring 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 the new silver gilt Austrian box inlaid with a buttery agate and made by the Court jewellers to Ferdinand 1 in 1839. Alternatively some intriguing and beautiful cufflinks may be to your taste.
For the spring Fair, those of you who enjoy perfect enamels may want to stop at B42, where the sumptous scallop edged box with the Roman chariot race detail could be of interest.
Those of you who take the Antiques Trade Gazette, will have seen the magnificent George Adam Scheid cobalt blue and silver casket available at Stand B42. Go on spoil yourself with this luscious treat.
As ever you wil get an array of artily arranged antiques, each labelled and sensibly 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, including a rare Blue John caddy spoon, one of only three known examples. Not only this but as he now works full-tie as a Blue John craftsman he is able to undertake commissions in this most exquisite and rare of stones.
Jane Sanderson and Andrew Elliot extend a warm welcome to all at the AfE Spring Fair 2018.