The show was very well received especially as it turned out to be the first event of its type in the capital following lockdown. History will record the show as a resounding success for most exhibitors and a thoroughly enjoyable experience for the visitors. As co-owner of the event it was a significant and somewhat nerve-wracking time for me, and the first time that I had exhibited at an event that I was now partially responsible for the overall success of. As things turned out I needn’t have been quite so concerned, our fair director Sophie and the girls at 2Covet were fantastic and together with the exhibiting dealers put on a great show.
The fair opens again in March 2022, now in its 71st year. (click the link at the bottom of this newsletter to sign up for your complimentary tickets)
From a personal perspective the fact that I had sold almost one third of the pieces in my book during that week further reinforced to me how much these type of physical events actually mean to the exhibitors and the visitors alike.
I have since gone on to sell further exhibition pieces to returning website clients, as well as new visitors from as far afield as Japan the USA and New Zealand.
Just a few of the sold highlights from the book include the large mixed metal Tiger hunt vase attributed to Jomi Eisuke, the charming mixed metal Egrets by Takachika, and the stunning mixed metal planter by the Kanazawa Doki Kaisha now joining a fastidious UK Clients collection that I am delighted to be assisting with. The bronze Dragon okimono by Kazumi has found itself a new home in a USA collection and the charming puppy by Kuniharu now resides at a new home in the UK.