Latest News Articles by Gabriel Berner

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Sparkes charger generates a buzz at the Pavilions

27 October 2021

This earthenware charger was painted by Catherine Sparkes (1842-1910), a genre, flower painter and illustrator who made a significant contribution to the development of faience pottery at Doulton Lambeth.

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Technical masterpiece that emerged in the Song and Yuan dynasties

18 October 2021

This reticulated Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase is one of the stars in an exhibition at Littleton & Hennessey in Duke Street, London.

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5 Questions: Steve and Kerry Amies of Track 21 Interiors

18 October 2021

Steve and Kerry Amies of Track 21 Interiors trade from fairs and online.

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Take to the flaw: a jade ewer

18 October 2021

Jade ewers such as this one represent cu da ming.

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From print form to three dimensions

18 October 2021

Most likely taken from black and white prints, these porcelain figures of a Jewish man and woman were created c.1740 during the Qianlong period.

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Bronze stands out at Battersea fair

18 October 2021

Top selling items at The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea included a large bronze sculpture.

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Hare-themed Ming incense burner

18 October 2021

The hare, one of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals, is associated symbolically with longevity and the moon.

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Good times in a boat artwork combines tradition and modernity

18 October 2021

Created with handmade paper, gold leaf and ink, this large work Good Times: Boating Together was made in 2020 by Yao Jui-chung (b.1969).

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Sensitive carving shown on bronze head of Buddha

18 October 2021

This bronze head of Buddha, formerly in a private Belgium collection since the 1970s, is priced at £75,000 from Antwerp gallery Marcel Nies Oriental Art.

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Human body and a horse’s head in harmony

18 October 2021

The Tang dynasty, considered a golden age of reform and cultural advancement in China lasting from 618-907, is the focus of Eskenazi’s exhibition .

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Bath: a fair with a friendly vibe

18 October 2021

Relaxed atmosphere of event held in the historic city wins praise from traders.

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Incense burner topped by a dog and ball

18 October 2021

This Meiji period iron incense burner from Japan was made using nunome zogan: the art of inlaying different metals into one another.

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The web shop window: a Japanese pipe case

18 October 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Vote of confidence for St James’s with Asian art dealers moving to the area

18 October 2021

A group of Asian art dealers have committed to new spaces in St James’s.

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5 Questions: Furniture dealer Rowland Leach

11 October 2021

Rowland Leach runs interior design and antique business French Loft with his wife Mary, specialising in 17th and 18th century French and English country furniture.

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Ede gaze falls on black glaze pottery

11 October 2021

Antiquities specialist Charles Ede is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an exhibition and catalogue championing the understated elegance of Greek black glaze pottery.

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Go on a treasure hunt at Firsts

11 October 2021

Tolkien classic in bespoke binding is one of the highlights as the London event returns

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Thompson’s opens third gallery

11 October 2021

Thompson’s Galleries, specialist in Modern and Contemporary British art, is opening a third exhibition space this October.

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Tale of Bedouin life roams into new London event

11 October 2021

This October, the capital hosts The London Autumn Book Fair – a fresh addition to the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association’s (PBFA) 2021 calendar.

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The web shop window: Carlo Lasinio engraving

11 October 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.