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VOL 56 NO 3 AUGUST 2021

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CHRISTINA TREVANION DISCOVERS A GEM SALE RESULTS ARTS & CRAFTS FOCUS

ANTIQUECOLLECTING

AUGUST 2021

INSIDER GUIDE

Inside: DRAWING A LINE UNDER ARCHITECT’S TABLES TOP OF THE CLASS POST-WAR SCHOOL PRINTS. YOUR BEST NEXT INVESTMENT GOING GREEN FOCUS ON AUGUST’S GEMSTONE: PERIDOT

PUTTING on the GLITZ

COSTUME JEWELLERY

IS BACK IN FASHION

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

The Magic of MAJOLICA

Whimsical, quirky, or downright bonkers, it’s the ceramics style everyone is talking about

Drew Pritchard

Discover the antique furniture really making him sit up

Years of the Reverso watch 95

The art deco classic on every serious collector’s ‘must-have’ list

ALSO INSIDE Latest auction listings • Lots under the hammer • Book offers

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COVERStrawberry Hill House, the backdrop to this autumn’s Flower Festival. Photo Julian Coe, see page 6

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THIS MONTH

REGULARS 3 Editor’s Hello: Georgina Wroe introduces this month’s issue, which has a distinctly nostalgic feel

6 Antique News: With more of the country opening up, there is a wealth of events for antique and fine art lovers to make the most of

10 Around the Houses: This month’s round up includes a record-winning medal and an impressive diamond necklace

13 Your Letters: Read the latest offerings from this month’s bulging Antique Collecting postbag

19 Lots of Love: Christina Trevanion uncovers a major 16th-century portrait from Cromwellian England

58 Without Reserve: Lennox Cato remembers a time when every home had one, or several, antique clocks

60 Auction Calendar: Keep abreast of all the best sales with our up-to

-date listings

64 Fairs Calendar: They are back and better than ever! Check out the events in your area

66 Marc My Words: Antiques Roadshow’s Marc Allum praises the latest class of fine art graduates,

succeeding in difficult times

FEATURES 14 Flights of Fancy: Love it or hate it, majolica is back on collectors’

wish lists on the eve of a major new exhibition coming to the UK

29 Subscription Offer: Save more than a third on the cover price and receive a free book worth £65

30 Waxing Lyrical: Furniture expert

David Harvey wonders if 18th-century architect’s tables were commissioned by more wealthy owners

36 Book Offers: Looking for the perfect summer read? Dive into the latest titles from our sister publisher ACC

Art Books and save a third on the RRP

38 Puzzle Pages: Pit your antiques knowledge against that of our resident quiz master Peter Wade-Wright

41 In the Loupe: Our nine-page special devoted to watches and jewellery

20 Howard’s Way: Furniture from the maker Howard & Sons has never been more popular, with fans including the Salvage Hunter and dealer, Drew Pritchard

24 The Right Type: Beloved by many collectors, including Tom

Hanks, antique typewriters are hitting all the right notes

32 Class Act: The School Prints series by leading post-war British and international artists has never been more popular

42 Putting on the Glitz: Ever wondered what the experts see in costume jewellery? Our specialists reveal just what to look for

49 Gemstone of the month: In praise of peridot – August’s birthstone

54 Saleroom Spotlight: Two collections of arts and crafts gems go under the hammer in Wiltshire

56 Top of the Lots: A preview of upcoming lots in August, including a trio of Mouseman tables

46 Ahead of the Field: On the 90th-anniversary of Jaeger

Le-Coultre’s ground-breaking

Reverso watch, we consider how it’s stood the test of time

50 Lost in Translation: Emile de

Bruijn on the influence of

East Asian art on 18th-century

British country house interiors

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