A recently acquired collection of jewellery designed by influential Russian painter and art theorist, Wallisly Kandinsky (1866 –1944) will be offered for sale by the Mayfair, London jewellery dealer Lucas Rarities, at this year’s Art Antiques London. The jewellery was manufactured in the 1960's under licence from Nina Kandinsky based on her husband's jewellery designs from the early 20th century. This will be the first time since their creation that the 14 pieces will be offered for sale.
The jewellery was manufactured in Munich, in 1969 by Cornelia Roethel and Max Pollinger, from the original designs which are held by the Lenbachhaus museum, Munich. These pieces were part of a very limited edition and represent the highest level of the goldsmith’s art.
Sam Loxton of Lucas Rarities says, “Acquiring this important collection is a great achievement for Lucas Rarities as these are most definitely pieces of art and jewellery design history. I’m sure they will generate much interest at Art Antiques London and we look forward to showcasing them there.” Lucas Rarities specialise in rare and exceptional pieces of period jewellery and objet d’art, with a particular focus on signed pieces from the Art Deco era to the 1970s. Their collections includes a range of jewellery that fully captures the stylistic shift during the first half of the twentieth century, which saw the evolution of jewellery design into an art form.
The 83 eminent dealers at Art Antiques London are specialists in a broad range of disciplines, including furniture, paintings, textiles, jewellery, silver, ceramics, as well as rare books and modern and contemporary objets d’art. A global community of collectors, dealers, curators, connoisseurs and art lovers find this sumptuous summer showcase an irresistible and essential meeting place for the arts in June. The fair’s world-renowned lecture programme is a particular feature of the Fair, underpinning the Fair's academic credentials and always receives much acclaim.
Address of Art Antiques London Albert Memorial West Lawn, Kensington Gardens, Queen's Gate, Kensington Gore, London, SW7, (The West Lawn is next to The Albert Memorial and directly opposite The Royal Albert Hall.)
12 – 18th June 2014
Preview: 11th June 2014
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Opening Times: Daily, 11am – 7pm, except Sunday and last day 11am – 6pm. General Admission: £15.
15 Duke Street
London, United Kingdom
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About Haughton International Fairs
Husband and wife team Brian and Anna Haughton, from London, have been a strong force in the art market for nearly 30 years as the organisers of four international fairs in New York and a fifth in London. They were the first to give a substantial body of top European and subsequently Far Eastern dealers the opportunity to exhibit in the United States. Throughout, the Haughtons’ aim has been to create “an international community of interest in art, antiques and design – one in which commerce and academia live harmoniously.” They boldly entered the American fairs arena in 1989 with The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show and a line-up of exhibitors drawn from among the world’s most prestigious art dealers, including many of the top names in New York itself and, with them, a fabulous selection of high-end art and antiques. Taking place at New York’s Park Avenue Armory (Park Avenue at 67th Street) it quickly became one of the most important fairs in the world. Prior to this the Haughtons had already initiated their idea of creating an international forum with The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, held annually in London every June since 1982. Art Antiques London will now incorporate The Ceramics Fair and bring in new and exciting collecting areas.