Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Three days left for Summer Olympia Fair

Olympia Art & Antiques Fair, June 5-15 2008

Above: A pair of Portland stone roundels C.1760, £14,000

Above: Thornton Kay (Salvo) and Alex Puddy (Architectural Heritage) discussing the show

Above: A pair of huge lions and reclining youths, £120,000

Above: A pair of urns, C.1860, £18,000

Olympia Art and Antiques fair is full of all sorts of treasures and trinkets from over 250 of the art world's best known names, and this included Salvo Dealer Alex Puddy from Architectural Heritage.

His impressive stand was filled with many interesting pieces including a pair of beautiful Portland stone roundels from the estate Plas Llangedmore Cardigan, Wales and dating from around 1760, priced at £14,000.

The remnants of Chelsea still lived on as flowers peered out of a pair of Italian marble campana shaped urns, C.1860, priced at £18,000. Alex Puddy later joked that he would be selling the plants of at £2 each and three for £5, as he did at Chelsea!

Other interesting pieces included a pair of huge nineteenth century cast iron mythological beasts, upon which a pair of warrior youths recline, priced at £120,000. On the opening day Alex had already made a successful sale of a large campana urn with two female masks on and raised on a solid marble base. Its provenance is from Chateau Germain Paris, France, C.1860, priced at £26,000.

Architectural Heritage

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