Last week I had chance to visit London Art Antiques & Interior Fair at Excel. It was held between 12-14 January 2018. There was 60 dealers and 1 cafe inside.
In order to visit Excel London it is easy to get DLR underground there are too many fairs inside. Check their websites.
I always go around the halls and look what is really worth to look, then I started to visit the dealers that I like to see.
First I have noticed Bergen silver spoons , price was 118 pounds.
Condition was really good.
I loved the Otto Petri lamp, circa 1910, restoration on their head and bowl has been replaced. Price was 1495 pounds.
Also I liked Moritz Haker silver plate lamp, which is quite unique and generally good condition. Price was 3850 pounds. This piece was sold by Titus Omega at Islington, London.
Love the designs of livingart, www.livingart.global
I also liked these two French lamps the pair was 3295 pounds, Circa 1930.
Finally I want to show you my favourite peace of the fair and like to tell you about designer Christopher Dresser.
It is not really easy to find Dresser teapots and these ones were really in good condition.
First my discovery about Belgium designer Wolfers , look at this beauty.
This set at below belongs to Dresser and it is silver plated and made for US customers so that it is bigger than English ones. Price was 5500 pounds.
Jug also belongs to Dresser, price was around 2000 pounds.
Dealer is based in Belgium and he came just for this fair.
Dresser(1834-1904) was a designer and design theorist. He is known as one of the first and most important independent designers of the nineteenth century. Dresser was born in Scotland. He was an industrial designer before the profession had been invented, a man who found new ways of designing for production that few of his contemporaries could have imagined.
Dresser worked for a large and varied number of manufacturers and created designs for silver plate, cast iron, furniture, ceramics and glass as well as textiles, carpets and wallpapers. His teapots shows how innovative he could be and reveal his principles of design extended to their most extreme conclusion.
His silver teapots can be seen at Victoria & Albert Museum at London.