Ceramic and Glass Treasures Take Center Stage at the Bohemian National Hall in New York City, January 20 to 24
The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair-the only fair of its kind in the United States- presents an eye-alluring assortment of exquisite treasures-spanning five centuries-from 30 international of galleries and artists. From the traditional to the avant-garde, here are some of the enticing highlights.
Garry Atkins, UK, (Booth No. 21)
At this highly regarded dealer’s, two large Bristol delftware vases and covers circa 1750, are the stellar draws.
Joanna Bird Contemporary Collections, UK, (Booth No. 3)
An exquisite lidded jar titled Green Mist, by Takahiro Kondo, bridges both disciplines of the fair: It appears to be made of glass, but part of it is actually made of clay.
Michael Boroniec, USA, (Booth No. 7A)
Spatial Spiral: White No. 2 by Boroniec challenges the laws of gravity with its unique tiered ascending design that, as it rises from its base, calls to mind a strand of DNA.
Martine Boston Antiques, Ireland, (Booth, No. 28)
A monumental Minton exhibition earthenware vase by Christopher Dresser (and painted in the Japanese style by Minton’s greatest flower painter, Richard Pilsbury) steals the show here.
Martin Cohen, USA, (Booth No. 32)
The esteemed gallerist is showcasing a stunning collection of Murano glass animals by Archimede Seguso made around 1960.
Martyn Edgell Antiques, UK, (Booth No. 9)
A pair of pearl-ware figures by Loyal Volenteers, circa 1805, and a cream-ware cane handle, circa 1770, are the prize pieces presented by this gallery.
Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, USA, (Booth No. 13)
Produced at Wilkes Street Pottery of Alexandria, Va., which operated from 1805 to 1867, a one-gallon stoneware jar with a bold triple-tulip decoration calls special attention at this dealer’s stand.
Jill Fenichell Inc. / The Bespoke Porcelain Co., USA, (Booth No. 31)
Dating from the mid 19th century, an unusual 13-inch Bohemian tricolor goblet with three hunting hounds shines in the spotlight here.
Ferrin Contemporary, USA, (Booth No. 6)
Here, artist Bouke DeVries unveils for the first time in New York “Goddess of the Fragments,” a 2015 work confected of fragments of Chinese export porcelain from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Gina Pirricilli Hayden, USA, (Booth No. 30)
The mythological harpies are typically represented as vultures with the head of a woman-and The Psychopomp Hades is symbolic of how women often treat other women.
Katherine Houston Porcelain, USA, (Booth No. 15)
Baltic Amber is based on Houston’s studies of various hues of amber, which range from pale and soft yellow to deep molasses browns, and it is a departure from her usual multicolored works.
Iznik Classics, Turkey, (Booth No. 10)
Earning scrutiny here is an Iznik-style mosque lamp that possesses a rarely seen color combination and was made by a living Iznik master, Adnan Erguler.
Polly Latham Asian Art, USA, (Booth No. 34)
This dealer is pulling back the curtain on a rare Chinese export porcelain punch bowl made for the American market around 1795 and bearing the arms of the state of New York.
Hideaki Miyamura, USA, (Booth No. 19)
A place of pride is reserved here for the artist’s wheel-thrown high-fire porcelain with a gold and brown glaze.
Pirsc Porcelain, Czech Republic, (Booth No. 7)
Cher, a porcelain vase by Teresza Brichtova and Daniel Pirsc that the collaborators created in 2015, is the highlight here.
Polka Dot Antiques, USA, (Booth No. 12)
All eyes are on a Staffordshire Salt-glazed Stoneware Teapot and Cover, c.1760, with crab stock handle and spout, polychrome enamel decorated with lovers amongst the bushes. These beautiful and skillfully hand-painted scenes are light, frivolous and often humorous, as with this teapot.
Ian Simmonds, USA, (Booth No. 17)
A flaming 10-inch ruby ball on a stand dates from the earliest years of plated glass in America, around 1853 to 1860, and has surface cutting possibly by the celebrated Joseph Stouvenel & Brothers.
Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, USA, (Booth No. 16)
A large cream-ware sauce tureen, a wonderful survivor from the rococo period that reflects the energetic creativity and skill of the great pottery maker Neale & Co., can truly be called a tour de force.
Antiques van Geenen, Holland, (Booth No. 11)
An18th-century Delft tobacco jar with brass cover makes a large statement here.
Vetro Vero, USA, (Booth No. 20)
Hyacinth and Gold Scribble evidences a seamless, complex pattern of accumulated details within a blown form, displaying embedded layers of glass patterns that are visible deep into this work of art.
Also, offering up an extraordinary range of important and rare works are:
Martin Chasin Fine Arts, USA, (Booth No. 29), Carrie Gustafson, USA, (Booth No. 33), Roderick Jellicoe, UK, (Booth No. 21), Leo Kaplan, Ltd., USA, (Booth No. 4), Cliff Lee/Lee Gallery & Studio, USA, (Booth No. 8), Moylan/Smelkinson, USA, (Booth No. 24), Philip Suval, Inc., USA, (Booth No. 18), Maria & Peter Warren Antiques, USA, (Booth No. 23), Mark J. West, USA (Booth No. 15) and Lynda Willauer Antiques, USA (Booth No.27).
In addition to gazing upon the abundance of all glass and ceramics, there are two loan exhibitions: “Mended Ways” featuring Andrew Baseman’s collection of revamped ceramics and glassware, and the Clay Art Center’s “Colorfield.” As for intellectual stimulation, a comprehensive lecture program featuring leading curators, artists and ceramic experts will take place throughout the duration of the fair.
About The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair
With over 30 international contemporary and traditional specialists, the 17th annual New York Ceramics & Glass Fair opens at the Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street (between First and Second Avenues), with a Private Preview on Wednesday, January 20, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and to the public on Thursday, January 21 through Sunday, January 24. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and can be used throughout the duration of the fair.
The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair is produced by Meg Wendy of MCG Events LLC and Liz Lees of Caskey Lees Inc.
In addition to the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair, Caskey-Lees currently produces the San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show in San Francisco.
For more information, visit www.newyorkceramicsand glassfair.com