Welcome to Philip Carrol Antiques
I do hope that you have had an enjoyable summer; sadly, the nights are relentlessly drawing in. Bunny's evening walk along Mark House Lane, is accompanied by darkness, and myself wearing a high viz jacket! Even so, the good news is that this all means that we are about to embark upon a new season of Antiques Fairs. I have started with a successful days buying and selling at the one day Fair at the Alexandra Palace in London, which has taken place amidst a very buoyant mood, with customers being keen to buy. I suppose that once again, some of this enthusiasm, post Brexit, is a realisation that money in the bank is earning very little in interest.
At the end of September, it is back to the 'Home turf' of the Harrogate Antiques and Fine Art Fair, Conference Centre, Harrogate, which begins on the 28th September. This Fair is held in conjunction with the B.A.D.A., and has the reputation for being the highest quality antiques Fair outside of London.
November and December means even shorter days, but the consolation is that they include two of our most important events of the year. The month begins with the Winter Art and Antiques Fair at Olympia, London, an event which not only includes a large number of exhibitors from the Summer Olympia Fair, but also a number from the other premier Summer antiques Fairs - Art Antiques London, and Masterpiece. Therefore, you can be assured of the quality of items on display, and the knowledge of the exhibitors, with regard to the authenticity of the product available. It is then a mad scramble to find fresh stock for the final major Antiques event of 2016, the Winter Antiques for Everyone Fair at the NEC Birmingham. This is a truly great event. It may not have the Pomp and Circumstance of the London events, but if you want proof of its success, take a look art the queue outside in the foyer before 11am on the opening Thursday. The size of it is without equal at any Fair in the UK, and make no mistake, these people have come to buy. The Summer edition was frantically busy from the moment that the doors opened. I think that it is safe to say that, as a dealer, if you cannot make AFE pay, you have to seriously question your business model.
Hopefully, you will be able to make it to one of these events; if you require complimentary tickets, please contact me, or download one of the etickets available below. The Summer has been busier than usual, and the Autumn will be even busier, with plenty of new, interesting and exciting stock arriving. So, please keep an eye on my website, and do not be afraid to contact me about any item that may be of interest to you. I WILL be able to help you with the price!
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Rare and fine Caughley porcelain...
A very rare and fine Caughley porcelain eyebath, c. 1790. The boat-shaped bowl and baluster stem moulded with scrolls, the oval foot finely reeded. Printed in blue with flowers beneath a cell diape...