Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Arts and Crafts Company - Simply creating better global fine art and antiques collaborations.



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Arts and Crafts Company currently manage over £200+ Million (GBP) of Global Fine Art and Antiques private treaty sales inventory online and offline and we are honoured to represent our international clients from the United Kingdom, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal, Tunisia, Norway, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Shanghai, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, South Africa, Beijing, Canada, India, Egypt, Ukraine, Bulgaria and the United States of America - You are invited to join us.

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All Global Fine Art and Antiques enquiries are welcome contact Arts and Crafts Company.


Arts and Crafts Company broker global private treaty sales of Fine Arts and Crafts, Antiques and Works of Art on behalf of international private collectors, fine art institutions, corporate investors and antiques and interior design professionals on a No Sale = No Fee basis and sold with No Auction Fees.

Asian Antique Jade and Works of Art consignments are also invited from Asian Art and Antiques Collectors, Asian Fine Art Galleries, Asian Works of Art Dealers and Asian Fine Art Institutions worldwide.

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Arts and Crafts Company currently represent clients in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal, Tunisia, Norway, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Shanghai, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, South Africa, Beijing, Canada, India, Egypt, Ukraine, Bulgaria and the United States of America - You are invited to join us.

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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Taiwan Green and White Feng Tian Jade Fuxing : Arts and Crafts Company.

Taiwan Green and White Fong Tian Jade Fuxing Arts and Crafts Company
Beautifully carved in the 20thC in fine well polished translucent emerald green Feng Tian Jade, which was mined in Taiwan after it's discovery by a group of geologists including Lio Xui Cheng and Professor Tan Li Ping in 1961 on Lao Nao Mountain in the Fong Tian region of Taiwan. Mining of Feng Tian Jade reached a pinnacle of production between 1966 - 1974, after which mining of Feng Tian Jade in Taiwan declined.

Characteristically displaying 80% - 90% of lustrous emerald green jadeite, mottled with white talcum inclusions, this precious hard stone was known as "The Gem of Taiwan" at this time. So valuable was Feng Tian Jade that the mine workers were escorted by the mining company guards whilst carrying the mined Feng Tian Jade down the Lao Nao Mountain at the end of each working day.

During 1962-1986, the amount of Nephrite Jade from Taiwan accounted for 60% of the world's total Jade production. This transformed Feng Tian, previously a simple and unsophisticated village into the most prosperous village in Eastern Taiwan.

One of the three Sanxing Deities (Fu, Lu and Shou), Fuxing is the personification of good fortune. Fuxing is depicted here in beautiful and precious Feng Tian Jade, standing in scholars robes and wearing a traditional headdress whilst carrying a small child on his right arm.

According to Taoist legend, during the Ming Dynasty the Fu Star (Fuxing) was associated with Yang Cheng, a Governor of Daozhou in Western Han (206 BC - 24 AD). Yang Cheng risked his life by writing to the Emperor to save the people from presenting dwarf slaves as the special tribute to the imperial court. After his death the people built a temple to commemorate him and over time he was considered the personification of good fortune.

Fuxing is generally depicted in Asian art dressed in scholar's robes and holding a scroll, on which is sometimes written the character "Fu". Fuxing may also be observed in other fine art forms holding a child, or surrounded by children.

Height: 30 cms (approx. excluding stand).
Weight: 3.9 Kg (approx.).

Comparable: Christies Hong Kong 1999 Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art (Lot 873).

Please note: this Asian Work of Art is currently located with our client in the United Kingdom, viewing by arrangement only, please contact Arts and Crafts Company.

Shipping / packing / crating and export formalities by arrangement and not included.

Please note: Asian works of art are very difficult to date precisely without specialist knowledge and technical laboratory testing. Asian works of art can on occasion be misleading due to decoration and forms being copied over many centuries in veneration of earlier periods. All dates mentioned in Arts and Crafts Company Asian works of art descriptions are a matter of opinion only and not a statement of fact. Arts and Crafts Company as fine art brokers encourage all buyers to obtain independent expert advice before completing any purchases.

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Sunday, 3 December 2017

Seasons Greetings from Arts and Crafts Company


Wishing all Arts and Crafts Company clients and friends, old and new, from all around the world, a peaceful and happy festive season - Stephen Sheppard, MD, Arts and Crafts Company.

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Saturday, 25 November 2017

Blanche Motram Moorhouse (British, 1885 - 1967) : Dusk in The Lake District c1928 : Arts and Crafts Company.

Blanche Motram Moorhouse (British, 1885 - 1967).
Dusk in The Lake District c1928
Pastel
Signed lower right "Blanche Moorhouse 1928"
Gilt framed and glazed

7" x 9 1/4" (18 cms. x 23.5 cms.)
Condition Report : Good condition.

Blanche Motram Moorhouse studied at Leeds School of Art and was a Member of the Lake Artists Society from 1923 - 1949.

Blanche Motram Moorhouse exhibited at The Royal Scottish Academy 1925 – 1928, Royal Cambrian Academy, Royal West of England Academy, Royal College of Art and The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

Wife of the artist George Motram Moorhouse (British, 1912 - 1958), both husband and wife were members of the prestigious Lake District Artists Society until 1949.

Members in the early years included Cuthbert Rigby, Fred Yates, Arthur and Fred Tucker and Hubert Coutts (Tucker), who was the first President. Past art society members have included Mr Kurt Schwitters, (1947 - 48) and "Invited exhibitors" have included Frank Bramley, Sir William Russell Flint and Julius Olsson.

The first exhibition was in Coniston in 1905, and exhibitions have been staged every year since then, except for four years during the Second World War.  Initially the exhibitions were in various centres, but later at the New Hall in Grasmere which is now the regular venue. The Summer Exhibition has become an established event in Cumbria, attracting over 10,000 visitors each year.

Many societies disappear when the enthusiasm of their founder members is not matched by their successors. However, the Lake Artists Society has not only survived through a century of many cultural and artistic changes, wars and economic crises, but has grown from strength to strength, continuing to present an annual exhibition which is recognised and enjoyed as of great importance in the artistic life of the North of England.
  
The early exhibitions were devoted almost exclusively to Lakeland landscapes. The first president,  Hubert Courts,  asserted that... "visitors to the Exhibition naturally looked for some relation between the choice of subjects and the name of the Society and if members would bear this in mind it might tend towards success". Landscape remains a particular strength, but the exhibitions now include a wide range of subject matter and a variety of personal expression using many different mediums.

Members have come from many walks of life, including a secretary of Ruskin and a mountaineer who climbed on Everest with Mallory and Irvine. In the early years the exhibitions consisted of work only by members and other notable invited artists. This practice gave way gradually to the open exhibition of today to which anyone resident in Cumbria may submit work. Membership is limited to 45 and high standards are maintained through careful selection of works and a rigorous procedure for the election of new members.

The centenary of the Lake Artists Society in 2004 represented a rare achievement: the success and popularity of an arts organisation which has remained entirely independent of funding or sponsorship and completely self-sufficient. The book The Lake Artists' Society - A centenary Celebration is a tribute to all members past and present, whose work has enriched the culture of the Lake District and given pleasure to many thousands.

Please note: this British Lake Artists Society Work of Art is currently located with our client in the United Kingdom, viewing by arrangement only, please contact Arts and Crafts Company.

Shipping / packing / crating and export formalities by arrangement and not included.

Please note: All dates mentioned in Arts and Crafts Company works of art descriptions are a matter of opinion only and not a statement of fact. Arts and Crafts Company as fine art brokers encourage all buyers to obtain independent expert advice before completing any purchases.

Guarantee: Arts and Crafts Company offer a professional escrow service (Payment and Goods Transfer) to both international vendors and buyers to ensure all clients are 100% satisfied with every transaction completed.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Anthony Benjamin FRSA, RE, (British, 1931 - 2002) : Newlyn Society of Artists : Abstract c1962 : Arts and Crafts Company.


Anthony Benjamin FRSA, RE, (British, 1931 - 2002)

Newlyn Society of Artists
Abstract c1962
Watercolour on paper
Artists Estate Stamp

Annotated verso "Anthony Benjamin 1931 - 2002 Abstract 1962"
5.8 inches x 6.5 inches (image)
13.7 inches x 14.0 inches (white framed and glazed).

Provenance: Direct from the artists estate, UK private collection. This work of art has been dated to 1962 and authenticated by Anthony Benjamin's long time partner Nancy Patterson.

This is a framed original abstract painting in watercolour on paper dating from circa 1962 by the well-known Modern British artist ANTHONY BENJAMIN (1931-2002). The provenance for this work of art is direct from the artist's estate. This fine British Newlyn School work of art shows the strong influence of Sir Terry Frost and has the artist's estate stamp shown in the second image. This unsigned work is guaranteed unconditionally. The painting measures about 5.8 x 6.5 inches image size and about 13.7 x 14.0 inches framed size. The condition of the painting is good save some very minor rucking to the paper at the lower left hand edge and is presented framed and glazed.

Artist biography: Anthony Benjamin (1931-2002) was primarily a painter and printmaker of abstracts. Born in Boarhunt, Hampshire he studied art at the Regent Street Polytechnic, London and then in the Paris studio of Fernand Leger 1951. In 1955 he settled in St Ives, Cornwall, where he was friendly with Peter Lanyon, Terry Frost and other well known artists, and in 1958 he became a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists. Benjamin later studied with S W Hayter at the famous Atelier 17 in Paris. He exhibited widely including a one man show at the Newlyn Art Gallery 1958 and at Gimpel Fils. His work is held internationally, including numerous examples in the Tate Gallery, the British Council, Government Art Collection, and MOMA New York.

Please note: this British Newlyn School Work of Art is currently located with our client in the United Kingdom, viewing by arrangement only, please contact Arts and Crafts Company.

Shipping / packing / crating and export formalities by arrangement and not included.

Please note: All dates mentioned in Arts and Crafts Company works of art descriptions are a matter of opinion only and not a statement of fact. Arts and Crafts Company as fine art brokers encourage all buyers to obtain independent expert advice before completing any purchases.

Guarantee: Arts and Crafts Company offer a professional escrow service (Payment and Goods Transfer) to both international vendors and buyers to ensure all clients are 100% satisfied with every transaction completed.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Michele White : Natural Landscapes enhanced by Artisan Design Silver : www.hashtag-silver.com


Michele White
London and Birmingham 20thC / 21stC, Contemporary
By the Lake : Agate and Silver



Frame size. Width 225 mm Height 185mm
Silver work. Width 130mm Height 75mm
 www.hashtag-silver.com : #MW002.

Landscape agate was formed volcanically eons of time ago. This wonderful stone which has incredible markings which look like a landscape, is an intrinsic part of this beautiful artwork.

The agate in the centre appears as a lake surrounded by trees and bushes, with branches of foliage hanging from above. In the foreground short silver tufts of grass surround the shore.
On the left a small silver oxidised bush, and on the right a large complex layered oxidised tree frames the view.

Michele White trained as a teacher specialising in three dimensional art, particularly ceramics. Michele taught in a number of schools before leaving London (where she was born) for Birmingham, following her husband who had obtained medical work. In Birmingham Michele managed and taught in a unit for Autistic children.

After taking time off to bring up her own three children Michele studied Jewellery at the famous Birmingham Jewellery School. Michele obtained qualifications in making jewellery and as a gemmologist.

Michele started her own business and has been working in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter for a very long time.

In 2015 Michele opened a complex including workshops and a Gallery (Artisan Alchemy) adjacent to St Paul’s Square – just a stones throw from where she had been working for 30 years.

Michele's work almost always incorporates a gemstone, precious or semi precious. In recent years she has been making larger pieces which are framed and which are built around heavily included agates and other unusual stones.

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Friday, 27 October 2017

Geert Kinnaert, (Belgium, 20thC, fl. 1950) : Post Impressionist Art : Arts and Crafts Company


Geert Kinnaert, (Belgium, 20thC, fl. 1950)
La moisson a Cumptich
(The Harvest at Cumptich, Nr. Gent)
Oil on Board


Signed lower left G Kinnaert
Annotated verso titled and dated 1953.

Gilt framed.
29 cms x 39 cms (image)
46 cms x 56 cms (framed).
Condition report : In original un-cleaned condition, the frame with very minor defects.

A mesmerising Belgium artists post impressionist composition depicting a salmon pink evening sky with the sun setting over standing haystacks in an Autumn field in Cumptich, which is a town located just east of the town of Gent in Northern Europe. This fine art composition references the earlier work of the Impressionist Movement's Claude Monet (French, 1840 - 1926) in his 1894 work  "The Ladies of Giverny" (Sun Effect), in which Monet captures the changing effects of sunlight in a cornfield in Giverny, France at harvest time, noting at the time how the standing haystacks resembled the fashionable ladies gowns of the day in Europe.

Please note: this Belgium Work of Art is currently located with our client in the United Kingdom, viewing by arrangement only, please contact Arts and Crafts Company.