Mark van Veen is based in the Netherlands and among his stock of Art Nouveau tiles is this delightful example made by Rako, Rabovnik in the Czech Republic c.1900-10 priced at €119.

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Held on Saturday, October 1, it is organised by dealer Nick Walker for the Tiles & Architectural Ceramics Society. 

Dealers include tile specialists Mark van Veen, Hive Antiques, Adrian Grater, Andrew Brooks and Mark Graham of Pugin Tiles plus Walker himself.

He said: “It’s been challenging to find new dealers but the existing dealers at the fair do OK and they’re happy to keep coming back. They sell enough and there’s a bit of trader-to-trader sales too. Overall the fair more than covers its costs so even though it’s quite modest it’s still viable to carry on with it.

“There’s always a possibility for a new venue or to combine with another fair but we’ll have to see what happens at the society’s AGM next year.”

Nick Walker can be contacted on