Two further previews have been announced by dealers exhibiting at the LAPADA Berkeley Square Fair.
The first is an ecuelle bowl and cover owned by three members of the royal family. It was made in London, 1805, by Robert Garrard for Queen Charlotte, consort of King George III, offered by Mary Cooke Antiques for £8750. Usually produced in France, silver ecuelle bowls were made for serving hot broth or soup, which was served in the morning as part of the public dressing ritual.
A highly personal piece, it is engraved with the queen’s cipher CR and her crown to the cover. It is also engraved to the reverse with the initials AS for the royal couple’s second daughter Augusta Sophia, who inherited the bowl on her mother’s death. It then passed into the collection of her brother whose initials are on the base.
The second is a view of Madeira by Nicholas Chevalier (1828-1902), who was a favourite of the same royal family in the 19th century. Available for £7500 from first-time exhibitor Karen Taylor, the piece is part of her in-fair exhibition The Art of Travel. It comprises watercolours and oils by European artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries, including pictures by William Müller and Gerald Festus Kelly.
Sarah Adams show
Rupert Maas, known for his specialism in Victorian and Pre Raphaelite painting, also holds a series of Contemporary art exhibitions on the artist Sarah Adams. Every few years, her scenes of caves along the Cornish coast fill the gallery.
The next one, her ninth show with the firm in 16 years, runs from September 27-October 13. It is the first one at Maas’ new St James’s space and the first time the artist has shown her multimedia work. Prices range from £3000-32,000.
Podd joins Patrick Bourne
London dealership Patrick Bourne & Co has appointed Thomas Podd as director. Podd previously worked as deputy director in Modern British art at Sotheby’s where he was also head of Scottish art.
Specialising in the Scottish Colourists, he staged the two-part sale of the Harrison Collection, which set several records for the colourists. The gallery specialises in British 18th-20th century art and also in Scottish art.
Sales at Frieze Seoul
Bianco (1975) by the Italian artist Agostino Bonalumi (1947-2015) was among the sales at the second annual edition of Frieze Seoul.
It was offered by London and Turin gallery Mazzoleni, which priced the work in the region of $70,000-90,000.
Mazzoleni was among the dealers standing in the Frieze Masters section at the event which ran from September 6-9.
Luigi Mazzoleni, owner and founding director of the gallery, said that the firm achieved a “steady stream of sales” on the opening days of the fair.
Other highlight sales at the fair included a Georg Baselitz work, which Thaddeus Ropac sold to an Asian collector for $1.2m, an Anish Kapoor that Galleria Continua parted with for a price between £600,000- 800,000 and, from Cardi, a work by Mimmo Paladin priced at $350,000.
Also exhibiting in the Masters section were UK dealers such as Peter Harrington, Stephen Ongpin Fine Art and Daniel Crouch Rare Books.