Highlights at the next Cotswold Art & Antiques Dealers’ Association Fair include a 17th century silver and parcel gilt Bratina or tumbler cup from Nuremberg.
The piece is offered by Mayflower Antiques, one of the exhibitors at the annual fair which is back at Compton Verney from October 13-16. It hosts both members of the Cotswold Art & Antiques Dealers’ Association (CADA) and a select group of guest exhibitors.
Mayflower, which specialises in Renaissance and Baroque works, is among the member exhibitors.
The Bratina it features is marked for 1630-36 and bears a maker’s mark for Hans Weber (1588-1634). Offered at £17,000, it is also engraved with the owner’s name and date to the gilt rim: Magdelena Mengelin 1631.
Two new CADA members attend the event this year: Houlston, which specialises in vernacular oak, textiles and 16-18th century European items, and Catesbys, offering hand-coiled stoneware by Contemporary studio potter Paul Philp.
They join existing members such as WR Harvey, Legge Carpets, Mark Goodger Antiques and Strachan Fine Art.
Six guests also stand: Joanna Booth, Shaw Edwards, Matthew Holder, Garret and Hurst and Blackbrook Gallery.
Previously held at Blenheim Palace, the fair’s museum setting gives visitors a chance to enjoy exhibitions while browsing and buying.
This year the institutions is showing Portrait Miniatures: Highlights from the Grantchester Collection, showcasing more than 40 miniatures from the 16th-18th centuries, as well as Magnum Photos: Where Ideas are Born.
Bringing some local historical interest is this oil by Charles March Gere from Sara Colegrave. It shows the Painswick stonemason Percy Musty with his dog Patch working on a wall near the hamlet of Paradise.
The picture was painted by Charles Gere (1869-1957), a Gloucester-born artist, who studied at the Birmingham School of Art and worked as an illustrator during the 1890s. Though early in his career he was involved in various crafts (embroidery, metalwork, stained glass), he gradually focused on landscape painting.
He settled in Painswick with his sister in 1904 and many of his subjects were from the Cotswolds, his favourite place to paint. Exhibiting widely, he showed this work at the Royal Academy in 1938.
It is available for £4000.