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WINNERS OF LAPADA STAND AND OBJECT AWARDS 2015 ANNOUNCED

Posted On November 3, 2015 at 1:12 pm by / No Comments

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LAPADA has announced the winners of the Stand and Object Awards of the 2015 LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair.  A panel of esteemed judges, including museum directors, interior designers, journalists and collectors, was invited to select a winning stand from over 100 dealers’ exhibits at the fair. Five winning objects were also selected from each of the following categories: silver, furniture, jewellery, Objet d’Art and Fine Art.

Winner of Best Stand Award:

The committee presented ArtAncient Ltd the award for Best Stand commending the dealer for a museological display – creating an elegant presentation while also providing comprehensive information for each work offered for sale – that is befitting of an international blue-chip art fair.

The 2015 winners within their categories are:

The 2015 winners within their categories are:

Silver: Presented by the dealer The Old Corkscrew, the Art Deco sterling silver three-piece tea service hallmarked for Sheffield 1935, won the Best Silver Object. Currently it is the only silver version recorded and may well have been the prototype for a silver-plated version that was also produced by Joseph Rodgers & Sons.

OldCorkscrew Silver Art Deco hallmarked Sheffield 1935

 

Furniture:  A mid-19th century blue john (or Derbyshire fluorspar) and Ashford marble centre table offered for sale by MacKinnon Fine Furniture won this category. The circular table is inlaid with concentric rings of fabulous coloured blue john with an Ashford Marble surround, set upon a turned Ashford marble column pedestal with tripartite base and scroll toes. The pedestal and base are inset with three blue john cabochons.

MacKennonFineArts bluejohn table 19thc

 

Jewellery: Member-dealer ArtAncient Ltd has won the Best Jewellery Object Award for The Ryedale Jewel, an early medieval Anglo-Saxon gold and cloisonné garnet mount or pendant, dating to 620 – 680 AD.

ArtAnciet The Ryedale Jewel 620-650 AD

 

Objet d’Art: This prize was awarded to two winners. Dealer Clive Loveless – ‘Primal Art’ has won the award for Paracas Textile, a 71 x 50 cm, shellfish dye on cotton from South Coast Peru, carbon dated to approx. 2,000 years old.

CliveLoveless Primal Art Paraces Textile 2000 years old

 

Objet d’Art joint winner: The prize was jointly awarded to Michael Lipitch for the mahogany & ormolu letterbox which belonged to Paulina Borghese (sister of Napoleon Bonaparte). It is adorned with Ormolu Mounts showing the Royal Cresting of a Princess and confirming its provenance with the Napoleonic signature gilded bronze bees.

Michael Liptich ormalu letterbox of Paulina Borghese

 

Fine Art: A pair of ‘talc’ miniatures offered for sale by Philip Mould Portrait Miniatures was awarded the prize. The first talc depicts Charles I (1600-1649), wearing black robes and the ribbon and star of the Garter, after the portrait by Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641). The second bears a Lady, possibly intended to represent Henrietta Maria (1609-1669), wearing blue dress, pearls at her neck and in her hair. These are oil on copper, both with costume ‘mica’ talcs (Charles I, 20 costume talcs; Henrietta Maria, 18 costume talcs).

Philip Mould Miniatures Charles 1

 

Rebecca Davies, LAPADA’s Chief Executive, comments: “We are incredibly proud of the superior quality of the art and antique pieces that LAPADA members offer for sale. The awards programme is a great way to celebrate the excellence and the authenticity of these works and highlight some of the most fascinating pieces that dealers source for the Fair.”