Huge Interest & Strong Sales at 2009 Fair

There may be a global recession but the 2009 International Ceramics Fair & Seminar was greeted as enthusiastically as ever by the collectors and academics who frequent the fair every year.

Founded by Brian and Anna Haughton and now in its 28th year, the 15 exhibitors offered a wide selection of the very finest British and Continental pottery, porcelain, glass and enamels. Running concurrently was the 12-part lecture programme, an annual forum for presenting and discussing the latest research and discoveries in the ceramics world and which was again attended by leading academics and collectors.

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Exhibition of Faberge’s works in India

On December 5, the National Museum in India, New Delhi opened the exhibition Faberge. Jewelry of the Russian Empire. In general the exhibition represents over 192 works by Charles Faberge’s jewelry house. Among them 53 objects are taken from the collection of Victor Vekselberg, the others – from a collection of the state Russian museums.

The exposition included famous Easter eggs as well as decorative figurines, enamels, and also a collection of semi-precious stones. All the objects are made by the masters of Faberge firm in different periods of time on order as presents.

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Flea Market Will be Opened in the centre of Moscow

On December 18 the 11th exhibition fair «Flea market» was opened in Moscow exhibition complex «Tishinka». The projet was started by the exhibition company «Expodium» in 2005. The exhibition is held three times a year and visited by thousands of people.

The last exhibition gathered more than a hundred of antique salons, galeries and private collectors from Russia, France, Belgium, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Middle and South East Asia.

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Published in: on January 27, 2009 at 12:32 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Exhibition of works by Z. Tsereteli is opened in Vladimir

Z. Tsereteli. Portrait of Dmitriy Shostakovich. 2006

On June 5, the «Chamber» exhibition centre of the Vladimir-Suzdal memorial estate launched the exhibition of works by Zurab Tsereteli, president of the Russian Academy of Arts, the national artist of the USSR and the Russian Federation, the Goodwill ambassador of UNESCO.

The exhibition was visited by great number of people. Among them were representatives of city administration, museum staff, youth, representatives of Mass Media. A. Aksyenov, General Director of the Vladimir-Suzdal museum-reserve took part in the ceremony of opening of the exhibition.

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Published in: on September 12, 2008 at 11:58 am  Leave a Comment  
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Moscow Museums Can Sleep Easily Now

The Moscow government is planning to build the largest museum depository in the city. The depository will be erected on the territory of the former glass factory near Tsaritsino. The gross area of the building will be over 100,000 square meters.

The mayor of the Russian capitol Yuri Luzhkov told reporters that the depository was meant for show pieces from various Moscow-based museums, galleries and private collections. According to Luzhkov, that important project would exclude the possibility of theft or loss of any of the stored items.

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Published in: on September 24, 2007 at 10:45 am  Leave a Comment  
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The case of the theft of 221 Hermitage exhibits is about to be finished

Icon of Seraphim Sarovsky

The case is almost clear. The terms as well as the circle of the suspected are known. Nine exhibits have been already returned to the museum.

A large plunder in the State Hermitage was found in the end of July. In the course of the control, the stuff hasn’t found 221 exhibit items. The total price of plundered pieces fetches about 130,000,000 roubles, though they can be estimated much higher at foreign auctions.

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Published in: on August 10, 2006 at 7:09 am  Leave a Comment  
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The loss of 221 exhibit items from the Hermitage may be a theft… or not

A big loss has been detected in the State Hermitage. During the planned inner control of exhibits the staff missed of 221 items. The matter is pieces of Russian jewellery art, mainly the enamels. The total cost of the lost pieces is about 130,000,000 roubles.

The presence control of the exhibits in various departments of Hermitage passes according to the schedule approved by the Ministry of Culture. The results of the control are given for the confirmation to the Federal Culture and Cinema Agency.

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French Porcelain From J.P. Morgan Collection

For centuries, French 18th century porcelain has been the prized possession of the rich and famous – from Madame de Pompadour, one of the world’s most celebrated courtesans to the multimillionaire U.S. steel magnate, J. Pierpont Morgan. Through January 18, 2004, the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art will proudly present Passion and Porcelain: Pre-Revolutionary French Ceramics from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, an exhibition of priceless porcelain exclusively on loan from the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut that were gifted to the museum by financier J.P. Morgan in 1917.

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Published in: on December 3, 2003 at 11:32 am  Leave a Comment  
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Meiji Modern Design to be Sold at Bonhams

Japan, by nature an extremely conservative country, was ruled for centuries by a warrior caste – the Samurai – who supported a military government presided over by the Shogun, a word immortalized by James Clavell’s novel. Whilst the Japanese Emperors resided in Kyoto, wielding a nominal authority, the Shogun held the reins of real power. Japan was closed to Western trade, with the exception of a small Dutch settlement at Deshima Island near Nagasaki. In the middle of the 19th century, an era of change dawned, first in nbsp; 1854, when Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry (1794-1858) commander of the United States naval forces in the China seas, successfully concluded the Treaty of Kanagawa with the Tokugawa government in 1854 and then by another U.S. envoy, Townsend Harris who secured trading rights with a treaty signed in 1858. By 1867, the Bakufu [Government of the Shoguns] was dissolved and imperial rule returned. In 1876, after the enthronement of a new emperor, Japan’s 122nd, the Samurai were de-militarised and forbidden to carry swords. The Meiji period – the civil revolution known somewhat euphemistically as the ’Meiji Restoration’ – had begun.

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