Marchant, the eminent Kensington Church Street dealership, have signed up for Brian and Anna Haughton’s ‘Art Antiques London’ from June 12-18 in Kensington Gardens.
One of the leading Asian Art dealers
specialising in Imperial Chinese Ming and Qing porcelains, jades,
ivories, pottery and works of art, Marchant bring a new dimension
to the fifth edition of this fair, which has become an established
fixture among the top events of the summer in London.
"Art Antiques London is a very
good time of year for us," said Richard Marchant. "Like Grosvenor
House, it is strategically placed at the very height of the London
Season. We haven't done a fair in a couple of years here in London
and we have faith in the Haughtons' talent in organising excellent
fairs. We are delighted."
British Museum Curator
The Marchant announcement dovetails with one
of the major events in this year's varied programme of lectures at
the fair: on June 16 Jessica Harrison-Hall, curator of Chinese
Ceramics at the British Museum and Sir Percival David Collections
and Vietnamese Art, will talk on A Behind The Scenes Look At
Ming - 50 Years That Changed China to coincide with the
opening of the museum's major exhibition on Ming courts and their
international engagement, Ming: 50 years that changed
The lecture will shed light on the four
years of collaborative research and international co-operation
which culminate in the exhibition.
Other new exhibitors confirmed for 2014
include antiquarian print specialist Isaac and Ede of St James's;
Imperial Fine Books Inc of New York; Joanna Booth from Chelsea in
London with her mix of textiles, sculpture tapestries, Old Master
drawings and early furniture; FitzGerald Fine Arts, based in New
York, Beijing and Jingdezhen with Contemporary Chinese porcelain
and ink painting; decorative arts specialists Carolle
Thibaut-Pomerantz of New York and Paris; and Lesley Kehoe Galleries
of Melbourne, Australia, dealers in Japanese art, who will present
a single-artist exhibition of the works of Contemporary screen
artist Maio Motoko.
The Haughtons promise a further major announcement for this
year's fair in the near future.
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