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Rose Antiques Fairs York Racecourse Antiques, Decorative and Fine Art Fair 8 – 9 June 2018

York Racecourse Antiques Decorative and Fine Art Fair – Entry £5

Rose Antiques Fairs Ltd was established to provide York with an annual high quality dealer led antiques fair.  Our first fair was held at The University of York in June 2015, and moved in 2016  to York Racecourse (Postcode YO23 1EX) to allow the fair to double in size. Since then the fair has grown to become the largest high quality stand fitted fair in Yorkshire, making it a must visit event for any antiques enthusiast.

The next fair will be held York Racecourse on Friday the 8th and Saturday 9th of June 2018 and is expected to occupy two floors with an extensive collection of antiques, fine art and decorative wares from virtually every genre of antiques from virtually every era from the  the 16th century through to the 1970s.

In 2018 the fair will also be home to a selling exhibition of Blue John jewellery by Treakcliff Cavern, Castleton, Derbyshire.

The Fair will open for business at 10am and close at 5pm on both the Friday and the Saturday. Entrance is £5 per person and there is ample free parking at the venue.

Directions to York Racecourse YO23 1EX

Head towards York along the A64. Take the A1036 (Tadcaster Road) into York and continue towards York.  After approximately 1.8 miles turn right into Knavesmire Road.Continue along Knavesmire Road into Campleshon Road. The carpark will be on the right just as you turn into Campleshon Road.

Selection stands at the 2017 Rose antiques fairs York racecourse antiques Decorative and Fine art fair

Selection of stands at the 2017 Rose Antiques Fairs Ltd York Racecourse Antiques Decorative and Fine Art Fair.

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English Porcelain Online

An early and very rare Lowestoft porcelain teapot and cover, hand painted in underglaze blue and overglaze colours with the Walk in the Park pattern C1768-70. It is in great display condition, but has a hot water crack to the body which circles the spout and the foot. There is also restoration to a chip to the edge of the cover. £1595

An early and very rare Lowestoft porcelain teapot and cover, hand painted in underglaze blue and overglaze colours with the Walk in the Park pattern C1768-70. It is in great display condition, but has a hot water crack to the body which circles the spout and the foot. There is also restoration to a chip to the edge of the cover. £1595

English Porcelain Online

Specialising in fine 18th century English porcelain including Worcester, Liverpool, Bow, Lowestoft, Caughley, Vauxhall, Longton, Bristol, Baddeley Liitler, Derby, Keeling, and New Hall.

English Porcelain Online will be exhibiting  at the  Rose Antiques Fairs York Racecourse Antiques, Decorative and Fine Art Fair on the 10-11 June 2017.

 

A Bow porcelain toy teabowl, hand painted in underglaze blue with a Peony pattern. In excellent condition with no damage or restoration, except for a flea bite chip to the foot. C1760 £325

A Bow porcelain toy teabowl, hand painted in underglaze blue with a Peony pattern. In excellent condition with no damage or restoration, except for a flea bite chip to the foot. C1760 £325

For more information or to reserve any item on this page visit https://shop.englishporcelainonline.com/ or for an informal chat call Beth on (+44) 07817 209 380  or +44 (0)116 283 99 25 after 6pm. Alternatively e-mail Beth bethhorton149@yahoo.com or write to Beth at:

Bethany Horton
22 Shropshire Road
Aylestone
Leicester
England
LE2 8HW

Penrose Antiques Ltd

Penrose Antiques Ltd

Regency Mahogany Veneered Bureau Dressing Mirror, approximately dimensions - 28 inches (71cm) high, 15 inches (38cm) wide at the base and 10.5 inches (26.5cm) deep at the base. £450

Regency Mahogany Veneered Bureau Dressing Mirror, approximately dimensions – 28 inches (71cm) high, 15 inches (38cm) wide at the base and 10.5 inches (26.5cm) deep at the base. £450

Dealers in arts and crafts copper ware, silver, Charles Horner jewellery, 18th and 19th century porcelain, 19 and early 20th century artworks and the Penrose Antiques Short Guides series of antiques books.

Penrose Antiques will be standing on the 1st Floor Mezzanine at the Rose Antiques Fairs York Racecourse Antiques Fair  on the 10-11 June 2017 and will also be sponsoring  the selling exhibition ‘Rockingham Porcelain: A Royal Taste. for Yorkshire’.

Selling Exhibition Rockingham Porcelain, A Royal Taste For Yorkshire

Selling Exhibition Rockingham Porcelain, A Royal Taste For Yorkshire

The selling exhibition ‘Rockingham Porcelain: A Royal Taste for Yorkshire’ will overview the evolution of the famed Yorkshire company from its  humble origins as an earthenware manufacturer but focusing on the period during which Rockingham became highly fashionable and a manufacturer of porcelain for the King. The exhibition will contain museum quality examples of Rockingham porcelain assembled by Yorkshire’s top Rockingham dealer Bryan Bowden.

 

 

For more details details about any stock items fro penrose Antiques Ltd or about the selling Exhibition ‘Rockingham Porcelain: A Royal Taste for Yorkshire’ see www.penroseantiques.co.uk or email Penrose antiques at enquiries@penroseantiques.co.uk For an informal chat about any of the items on this page phone penrose antiques Ltd at Morgan or Rachel Denyer on 07929015498.

village gallery

Narissa Mather Onyx Set Spoon Bowl Silver Ring see village-on-the-web

Narissa Mather Onyx Set Spoon Bowl Silver Ring see village-on-the-web

village gallery

village gallery will be opening in York soon, and will be based at 14 Colliergate.

In addition to selling both antique and less old silver, jewellery, bronzes, ceramics and glass, the gallery will also host exhibitions of fine art.

village gallery will feature pieces of Scottish silver, Lalique, Royal Crown Derby and Royal Worcester, and regularly showcase the work of contemporary artists Edward Waites, Jon Braganza and Narissa Mather.

 

village gallery will be exhibiting at the Rose Antiques Fairs York Racecourse Antiques Fair on the 10 and 11th June 2017.

To reserve or buy any item on this page or to browse more items of this exhibitors stock contact village-on-the-web at: office@village-on-the-web.com or visit the village-on-the-web at https://www.village-on-the-web.com/

Valerie Main

High quality pair of Royal Worcester vases decorated with sheep in lowland landscapes by Harry Davis. The paintings with cottages in the landscapes are of superb quality. A true original matching pair of vases in perfect original condition, no damages or restoration. Factory marked, both with date codes for 1925, both signed H Davis. App. 6" tall. £5600

High quality pair of Royal Worcester vases decorated with sheep in lowland landscapes by Harry Davis. The paintings with cottages in the landscapes are of superb quality. A true original matching pair of vases in perfect original condition, no damages or restoration. Factory marked, both with date codes for 1925, both signed H Davis. App. 6″ tall. £5600

Valerie Main

A selection of artist signed Royal Worcester pieces typical of items to be displayed at the upcoming Rose Antiques Fairs Fine Art and Antiques Fair at York University by Valerie Main. All major artists will be represented at the fair with prices ranging from around £100 up to £10000 plus.

Valerie Main will be exhibiting at the Rose Antiques Fairs York Racecourse Antiques Fair on the 10th and 11th June 2017.

For further information or to view, buy or pre-order more artist signed Royal Worcester visit the Valerie main web site at http://www.valeriemain.co.uk/

Tea Drinking And The Origins of English Porcelain Manufacture

The history of tea drinking in England begins with Portuguese traders importing tea to Portugal. The exotic oriental nature of this new drink, along with its high price, soon brought it to the attention of the Portuguese Royal Court, where tea became highly fashionable. Samual Pepys diary records that small amounts of tea were being imported into England by 1660, but tea didn’t acquire popularity. It took the Restoration of the Monarchy and the marriage of Charles II to the Portuguese princess Catherine of Braganza in 1662 before tea gained favour in England. Catherine had been brought up with tea in the Portuguese court and brought the tea drinking habit with her to the English court. Very soon tea became fashionable at court from where tea drinking spread to the aristocracy. This led to the East India Company, founded in 1600, making its first order of 100lbs of China tea from Java in 1664. Throughout the rest of the 17th century the amounts of tea shipped into Britain by the East India Tea Company steadily increased, but tea really took off as a popular drink in the 18th century, such that by 1750 the East India Company was shipping in just under 5 million pounds of tea.

During the early to mid 18th century, the East India Trading Company shipped tea along with other goods from China to England. One of the problems with the shipping of perishable commodities from China to England was the length of the voyage. The return trip could take up to 22 months and sea water could get into the holds. In order to use this space profitably, the East India Company and its officers, who traded privately, began to buy inexpensively manufactured Chinese porcelain teaware from dealers in Canton. As the teaware was sea water resistant, it could be used as ballast by packing it into the lower, leaky parts of the hold. The teaware could then be sold at 3-4 times the price paid on arrival in England. The availability of teaware further promoted tea drinking and the sale of tea.

Most of the Chinese porcelain imported by the East India Company was landed at the company wharf at London Bridge and sold via East India House in Leadenhall Street to a group of English merchants referred to as the London Chinamen. This had the effect of centralising the supply of teaware and Chinese porcelain in London.

Chinese porcelain was quite different to English and continental earthenware based ceramics. The Chinese porcelain was hard, glass-like and could withstand large changes in temperature, making it the perfect choice forFigure 1 New Hall Boy With The Butterfly Patterned Tea Bowl and Saucer C1790 tea drinkers. European pottery makers recognised the value of Chinese porcelain and strove to emulate it. In Europe, this was first achieved at Meissen near Dresden in 1709 by the development of a feldspar based paste supplemented with kaolin, fired at high temperatures. The English pottery manufacturers came up with an alternative, so called soft paste porcelain, formed from a combination of clay and frit (ground quartz) fired at lower temperatures than hard paste porcelain. One of the earliest manufacturers of soft paste porcelain was Bow circa 1749. Such was the value of the Bow paste, which incorporated bone ash, that it was said Robert Brown, the founder of Lowestoft, hid in a barrel at the Bow works to watch the mixing of the paste.

Figure 2 Worcester Tea Canister Circa 1770The development of English soft paste porcelains by Bow, Lowestoft, Chelsea, Derby and Worcester, and the later production of hard paste porcelains by New Hall and Keeling allowed English pottery makers to emulate the Chinese porcelains styles/patterns (Figures 1) or Europeanised Chinese styles (Figure 2) by producing tea wares of comparable translucency and quality. This rise in good quality English tea wares combined with an ever increasing import duty on Chinese porcelain, made the continued trade in Chinese tea wares unviable. This resulted in the East India Company ceasing its trade in imported Chinese porcelain in 1798, which left the English tea ware market to the English ceramics manufacturers.