Art Deco vase signed 'R Lalique', offered by Janice Kehoe of Solo Antiques at the Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair. It is priced at £6950.

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The 1924 opalescent Ceylan glass vase features raised figures of birds among branches, heightened with original staining, and is priced at £6950.

It is among a selection of decorative arts such as rare glass and bronze sculpture that she will bring to the event which runs from January 25-27.

“I am often asked for advice on starting a collection,” Kehoe says. In her area, as in so many others, the guidance is to find one perfect piece rather than spending on a number of lower-quality items. Collectors in her area, she adds, might look out for works by artists such as Gallé, Daum, Loetz, Moser and Lalique.

Cooper Events holds three fairs at the Pavilions venue this year (the others are in May and November).

This first staging hosts 45 exhibitors including specialists in jewellery, fine art, ceramics and decorative antiques.