The BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair opens today (and runs until 19 March) at the Duke of York’s Square, off Sloane Square, London SW3. Now into its 21st year, this is one of the UK’s smartest art and antiques fairs and a major showcase for approximately 100 members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association. All items on sale are carefully vetted for quality and authenticity.
This large ceramic vase by the Italian potter Carlo Morelli (c1950) depicts the towers at San Gimignano. From Holly Johnson.
Isaac and Ede are specialists in antiquarian prints, framing and restoration.
Antique decorative canes dating from 1650 to 1950 from Geoffrey Breeze. These were not perambulatory aids, but items of fashion, individuality, and status.
‘Red coat’ by Jean Facon-Marrec (1903-1994), an original design for Christian Dior’s second collection in 1948. From Gray Modern & Contemporary Art.
Decorative antique carpets from Gallery Yacou.
Mark Gallery specializes in 16th to 19th century Russian and Greek icons.
Pottery plates by Jean Cocteau (Chevre-pieds jumeaux and Le couple au Chien). From a selection of limited editions made in the last five years of his life (1957-62) at Sylvia Powell Decorative Arts.
Take advantage of the special offer of ‘2 for 1’ for £10 with a copy of the BADA handbook, and two re-entry passes on presentation of this page at the ticket office (normal admission is £10 single and £15 for two). www.bada-antiques-fair.co.uk