A selection of fine 18th century Worcester porcelain, part of a large stock of 18th and 19th English porcelain that will be available from Jupiter Antiques at the Petersfield fair. Vase and cover c.1758, £975. Hexagonal bottle vase c.1753, £2500. Worcester cream jug c.1754, £1350.

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Forty exhibiting dealers will be standing at this event on March 11-13 (open 10.30am-5pm daily) organised by Caroline Penman.

Popular regulars include David Hickmet with Art Nouveau and Deco bronzes and glass, Schredds with collectable silver, Ashleigh House Fine Art with oil paintings and Terry Robert with his period jewellery and objets vertu.

New exhibitors

As well as those familiar faces, six new exhibitors also feature: Shaw Edwards with early oak furniture and Quillon Antiques with arms and armour and associated items, both from the West Country; two clock dealers working together, Charles Frodsham and Jeremy Dodd; artist Marilyn Bailey specialising in still-life and flower paintings; Julian Eade with ceramics.

Penman said: “This first post-pandemic fair will be laid out much as before, but this format can easily be converted to a one-way system if required for Covid-security. There will be plenty of space for social distancing, and there will be a limit to the number of visitors in the building at any one time.”

The Petersfield fair was established in 1973 by Eric Gamlin who also ran the antiques fairs in Farnham, Lymington and Solihull. After his death, his widow, Heather, continued to run Petersfield. In 1999 Penman bought the fair from Heather, and in 2003 ran the last June event. It continued in February and September annually.

After this month’s Petersfield fair, the next is scheduled for early September.

Penman has organised over 400 antiques and art fairs since 1967 at around 50 English venues.