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Traditional porcelain and ceramics are the focus of the relaunched New York Antique Ceramics Fair in January with pieces like this Chinese export porcelain punch bowl likely to be on offer. Brought by Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge, it was made c.1780 and features an unusual turquoise chicken-skin ground.

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The fair will continue to take place from during New York Antiques Week, running from January 17-20 at its usual venue, Bohemian National Hall. Unlike previous stagings it will occupy just one floor of the hall, rather than three.

The move to end the show was the decision of the fair’s former managers Liz Lees and Meg Wendy who had been "unable to get the necessary upfront commitments" from exhibitors other than those returning next year. The last edition, known as The New York Ceramics and Glass Fair, hosted 28 exhibitors who offered glass as well as contemporary works.

Spearheaded by the traditional ceramics dealers who have exhibited in the past, the fair continues in its smaller format under the organisational guidance of event-planning company Boruta Consulting.

So far there are eight dealers confirmed to exhibit, including Robb Walker of Polka Dot Antiques, Garry Atkins, Martyn Edgell and Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge.

“There is a passionate group collecting and trading in traditional porcelain and ceramic,” Paul Vandekar (of Earle D Vandekar) told ATG. “This event brings collectors in from all over and continues to be a successful venue for our field.”

Vandekar added that there is scope for the fair to grow depending on the success of the next edition.