A quadrangular Daum vase, Paysage Automnal, is among the offerings included in a new online showcase from Art & Antiques for Everyone this month.
It has a pattern of finely detailed and enamelled trees and leaves and is signed to the underside Daum Nancy with the Cross of Lorraine. It is among the items that dealer Janice Kehoe of Solo Antiques plans to offer, with a ticket price of £4900.
Like many fairs, AAfE called off its spring and summer stagings in a response to coronavirus restrictions. It typically runs three times a year at Birmingham’s NEC.
However, keen to promote the event as lockdown apparently winds down, organisers Dan Leyland and Marissa Beckman of MaD Events devised the virtual event, during which dealers may upload seven items to the website. It will start on July 16, when the summer event was meant to open.
A representative of the fair said: “Many dealers everywhere have been using the past three months to upgrade and refresh their websites as selling opportunities. The showcase is a way of supporting their efforts.”
Participants include Mark Goodger, who features a c.1830 Christofle campaign travel set housed in a shagreen canvas-style case. It contains a tray with a plate and spoon, a teapot, an egg cup and other silver and silver plate items. Each piece of the set is monogrammed with a crown above the letters A and B, and it is available for £3995.
Hispanic Antiques, meanwhile, offers a 17th century hand-painted Iznik dish featuring five tulips for £1400.
Although the full list of participants is to be confirmed, the event is open to all dealers signed up to exhibit at the November fair, its next physical event scheduled to run. Dealers wishing to take part in the summer showcase may either sign up for the November fair or take part in the virtual event for a fee of £100.
Organisers say that email notifications of the event will go out to its 10,000 followers and the showcase will also be promoted through interviews broadcast over Instagram Live.