Antique Guides

A VERY RARE VENETIAN LOW FOOTED GLASS BOWL Approximately 10″ in diameter £15,000  A very rare Venetian low footed Glass Bowl, c.1500–1525; the shallow tray of the bowl moulded with a series of ribs radiating from the raised centre; the broad rim decorated with an intricate pattern of gilded scales embellished with white, red and…
R. W. Symonds, a renowned furniture historian, once pronounced that gilt gesso furniture was unparalleled: ‘It possessed a quality which no carving in wood could emulate’.*
Most significant portrait miniature collections also contain portrait enamels. These usually resemble watercolour portrait miniatures in their framing and size, yet they were produced in a very different way and their creators were more closely associated with watchmakers and jewellers than with the manuscript illuminators who evolved the first portrait miniatures.
Philip Mould & Company
Philip Mould & Company
Philip Mould & Company
Each year, LAPADA organise the Best Stand Awards at the Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia. This year our esteemed panel of judges included: Caroline de Cabbarus (Principal, Hotspur Design), Noelle McElhatton (Editor, The Antiques Trade Gazette) and Nicholas Somers (Master, The Worshipful Company of Turners). From the over 70 LAPADA members standing at the…
Prized and valued today as they were when first commissioned and made, fine antique clocks represent a sound financial investment and will be a pleasure to own and incorporate into your daily life.
Tobias Birch
Tobias Birch
Tobias Birch Ltd
antique-clock
LAPADA member Serhat Ahmet talks about collecting Meissen Porcelain, known in Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries as the most innovative and sought after by royal courts and the aristocracy; it was called 'white gold', due to its huge expense to purchase.
Serhat Ahmet
Serhat Ahmet
Serhat Ahmet Limited
meissen-porcelain