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Treak Cliff Cavern

View of Treak Cliff Cavern

Treak Cliff Cavern is one of only two Blue John mines in the world. Both mines are located beneath Treak Cliff Hill Castleton, Derbyshire, but Treak Cliff Cavern is the older of the two having been established sometime between 1745 and 1750.

Into the Mine at Treak Cliff Cavern

Blue John is semi-precious fluorospar containing yellow purple and blue bands and has been worked for centuries to produce decorative wares and architectural structures including vases and columns, examples of which can be found in the finest stately homes across the UK including Chatsworth and Buckingham Palace.

The original mine closed in 1926, but eventually came under the control of the Harrison family in 1945 who have since developed the mine as a source of Blue John jewellery rock for the production of ornamental pieces.

Cliff Blue Vein Elephant Carving hand-finished at Treak Cliff Cavern.

Treak Cliff Cavern and gift shop is open to the public from 10am every day with the exception of the 25th December and runs a number of daily tours of the mine

Treak Cliff Cavern will be presenting a Blue John exhibition at the York Racecourse Antiques Decorative and Fine Art Fair on the 8th and 9th June 2018, covering the history of Blue John mining at Treak Cliff Cavern whilst giving visitors to the fair a unique opportunity to buy exquisite and unique antique, vintage and contemporary bespoke pieces of ornamental Blue John wares and jewellery, examples of which are shown below. The exhibition will be accompanied by a daily talk about Treak Cliff Cavern entitled “Treakcliff Cavern and the Story of Blue John”.

For Further information about Treak Cliff Cavern or to inquire about any of the items shown on this page visit the Treak Cliff Cavern web site at http://www.bluejohnstone.com/ or email Treak Cliff Cavern at treakcliff@bluejohnstone.com Alternatively, for an informal chat about the mine and the products of the highly skilled artisans at Treak Cliff Cavern call 0044 (0)1433 620571.

Garret & Hurst Sculpture

French Alabaster bust titled Odette c1910 by Alfred Jean Foretay (1861-1944)

Garret and Hurst Sculpture are dealers in fine original antique bronze and marble sculpture  acquired from private clients across Europe and the U.S.A. . They specialise in original early 19th century sculpted and cast figurative works from artists such as Signoret-Ledieu, Louis Ernest Barrias, Antonio Ugo, Edmond Lefever, Adrien Gaudez, Alfred Jean Foretay and Eugene Delaplanche, animalier works by artists such as Charles Valton, Adelgunde Vogt, Clovis Masson, Edouard-Marcel Sandoz, Jules Moigniez and Paul Comolera and contemporary works by  Robert Glen and Margot Homan.

Garret & Hurst Sculpture will be exhibiting at the Rose Antiques Fairs York Racecourse Antiques Fair on the 8 and 9 June 2018.

For further information about any of the items shown on this page e-mail   info@garretandhurst.co.uk or for an informal chat call Garret and Hurst Sculpture on 01342 311 729 or Mobile 07976 247 942.

village gallery

village gallery, 14 Colliergate, York

At village gallery in Colliergate York, we like to mix old with new … antique silver alongside the work of contemporary silversmiths, old jewellery alongside newly designed pieces, and so on.

We have a particular passion for Lalique glass and have extensive stocks from original René Lalique pieces as early as c1914, right up to brand new straight from the factory.

On the art side we host a regularly changing programme of exhibitions of (predominantly) local artists, sculptors and craft work. Amongst others we are currently featuring the work of artist and illustrator Simon Wilcox, batik artist Rebecca Mason, British renowned sculptor Edward Waites and award winning wood turner Ralph Shuttleworth.

We will be exhibiting a collection of works of art by local artists on the first floor mezzanine at the Rose Antiques Fairs York Racecourse Antiques Decorative and Fine Art Fair on the 8-9 June 2018.

For further information about village gallery in York visit them at 14 Colliergate York YO1 8BP, we are open 10-17:00 Tuesday to Saturday. Alternatively call them on 01904 411 444 or visit our web page www.village-on-the-web.com

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Julia Drinkhall Antiques & Interiors

Early 19th Century Gillows Mahogany 5 Drawer Desk/Dressing Table Date C.1810

Julia Drinkhall Antiques & Interiors is based in Dark Island, Rait Antiques Centre,
Perthshire, Scotland and stocks a superb selection of fine antique furniture, silver and other beautiful and interesting decorative antiques.

Julia Drinkhall Antiques & Interiors will be exhibiting at the Rose Antiques Fairs York Racecourse Antiques Fair on the 8th and 9th June 2018.

For further information or to view, buy or pre-order any of the antiques below, e-mail Julia Drinkhall Antiques & Interiors at julia.drinkhall@btinternet.com  or alternatively, for an informal chat about stock items, call Julia Drinkhall Antiques & Interiors on 07703678515, Tel: 01821 670499. To view more stock from Julia Drinkhall Antiques visit her Antiques Atlas shop https://www.antiques-atlas.com/antiqueseastredstone/.

Brian Ashbee and Wesley Wotruba

Part of the extensive collection of Burmantofts Pottery – Prices range from £60 – £1500

Bristol based antiques dealers Brian Ashbee and Wesley Wotruba stock a range of ceramics, glass, metalware and other decorative antiques including an extensive  collection of Yorkshire Burmantofts pottery and tiles.

Brian and Wes will be exhibiting at the Rose Antiques Fairs York Racecourse Antiques Fair on the 8th and 9th June 2018.

For further information and to reserve or buy any of the items shown on this page, call Brian or Wes on 0117 960 5946.

More from the Brian Ashbee Burmantofts collection.