4 April 2016
3 May 2016
22 May 2016 12:00 to 16:00
23 May 2016 10:00 to 19:00
24 May 2016 10:00 to 12:00
Day of Sale:
25 May 2016 at 12noon
MATTHEW BARTON – EUROPEAN & ASIAN WORKS OF ART AUCTION; FASCINATING OBJECTS COVERING TWO CONTINENTS coming to sale on the 25th MAY 2016
Matthew Barton has over twenty years’ experience in the arts world, starting as a specialist at Sotheby’s Bond Street silver department. In 1996 he became a Deputy Director in the Sotheby’s Olympia valuations department. He joined 25 Blythe Road in 2009, and his main area of expertise is European Works of Art, including silver, jewellery, ceramics and sculpture.
Matthew Barton’s European Works of Art section in the auction includes an interesting group of Meissen teapots and figures including the often overlooked and underrated smaller figures, such as a rare Friesian sailor, pictured right, circa 1745- 55, probably modelled by Peter Reinicke (1715-1768). Also, in the ceramic section is a porcelain dish depicting newly discovered frescoes from Herculaneum in circa 1781 (see headline image and full description below).
In the collection of 19th century Japanese ‘Shibayama’, made for the European and American markets, there is an unusual fan shaped dish, see above left. A large number of good miniatures including a charmingly painted lady by John Smart, circa 1770, pictured above right are also among the lots.
Among the silver and gold objects there is a rare German gold egg cup from circa 1735, pictured left, estimated at £1200 – £1800, as well as some fine Arts and Crafts silver pieces by the Guild of Handicraft.
Arthur Millner has catalogued the Asian Works of Art section of Matthew Barton’s sale, which comprises a good variety of Indian bronze figures including a very rare 15th century bronze of Skanda, pictured right, stone sculptures, textiles, wood panels, metalwork and Himalayan and Indian paintings. Arthur Millner started his career in the art world at Sotheby’s in 1985, eventually taking charge of their Indian, Himalayan and South East Asian auctions in London. He joined Blythe Road in 2013.
Providing the best possible expertise for lots from £50 to tens of thousands the forthcoming auction opens the doors to new and experienced collectors alike. The catalogue will be online on the 3rd May, and viewing opens at the 25 Blythe Road gallery on the 22nd May – 25th May. The live auction will start at 1.30pm on the 25th May 2016.
25 Blythe Road founded in 2007 by Arms and Armour specialist Thomas Del Mar, is a collective of highly experienced specialists many of whom who have worked at Sotheby’s who organise their own auctions twice a year under one roof in Kensington Olympia. The specialists will willingly sell good quality low value lots to open up the doors to first time collectors, starting at £50, going up to many tens of thousands. Curators, collectors and dealers from around the world buy from the various fields of expertise.
The auctions also include Posters, Photographs, British & Continental Pictures, European and Asian Works of Art which includes Silver, Ceramics, Jewellery and Objects of Vertu and Sculpture. Also Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria, and Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments and Works of Art. Each auction is preceded by viewing days at the 25 Blythe Road Gallery.
For further information about this sale, as well as images please contact:
25 Blythe Road
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