With the Winter Olympia and hugely successful N.E.C “Antiques for everyone” shows now behind us , we look forward to a brief festive break , and into what promises to be an exciting year ahead, not many could have predicted the “against all odds” events of 2016, the fairy tale story of Leicester City winning the Premier League, the shock referendum result back in the Summer, triggering the UK’s looming exit from the EU , and as if that wasn’t enough to keep the pundits busy we end the year with a major shock result in the US Presidential race !!
Anybody seriously predicting all three of those outcomes during 2015 may have rightly been considered insane.
From our business perspective the one solid prediction we can make for 2017 is that we will continue to relish the hunt for fine Japanese works of art , throughout recent years of financial uncertainty, coupled with major fashion trends in the antiques trade, the supposed death of brown furniture, the rise of shabby chic , the new phenomenon of mid century, the frenzy of the Chinese market and subsequent implosion, the one consistent that continues to attract a worldwide audience are the high quality works of art made by the master craftsman of the Meiji period 1868-1912.
We will be concentrating on sourcing fresh works exclusively for clients of our online gallery leading up to the Spring 2017 antique fairs, we have imminent buying trips planned in Lyon France and the USA as well as invitations to view and hopefully purchase private collections closer to home, please keep an eye on our ever changing stock.
I will sign of todays blog with the listing of one of this years highlights, a stunning mixed metal vase by the highly coveted world class metal worker SUZUKI CHOKICHI (Kaka).
We very much look forward to working with our friends and new clients in 2017