Trading as Art Pottery 1900, Mark Hitching, who deals mainly in British art pottery from 1830-1930, will have the lamp for sale at the fair for £2495.
“The front panel shows hunters returning at sunset carrying game and fish and the strong modernist design, with its influences from the Belgian Congo, features a lot in Art Deco design from Belgium of this period,” he said.
“The figures are hand painted and gilded metal, all original and the base and back panel are of ivory/cream grained onyx with the original bronze triple holder to the reverse.” This statement piece is large: 2ft 6in (75cm) wide x 14in (35cm) at its highest point.
The 30-strong exhibitor list includes four specialist jewellery dealers: Astrid Ruffhead, Hilary Conquy, Jess Lelong and Clare van Moppes.
As for the venue, known as the ‘The People’s Pavilion’, the building of this major modernist playhouse in 1935 led George Bernard Shaw to remark sarcastically: “Delighted to hear that Bexhill has emerged from barbarism at last, but I shall not give it a clean bill of civilisation until all my plays are performed there once a year at least.”