Royal sculptures on sale at Petworth Park Fair

Royal sculptures are to be put up for sale. SUS-221105-164216001

The Petworth Park Antiques and Fine Arts Fair in Petworth will put many valuable and prized royal sculptures up for sale.

Sculptures by a Ukrainian artist will also be on sale at the Fair

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To mark the year of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, a number of antique dealers and art galleries exhibiting at the Petworth Park Antiques and Fine Art Fair are bringing royally inspired objects to the fair.

Among these items are two Regency glass crown perfume bottles made for the coronation of King George IV, English, 1820, (£650 and £850 from Fileman Antiques); A fine pair of engraved Queen Caroline Memorial Goblets, English, circa 1821 (£850 from Fileman Antiques).

An Arts & Crafts Cymric silver and enamel coronation spoon by Archibald Knox (1864-1933) for Liberty & Co., Birmingham 1901, was produced for the coronation of Edward VII (£2,650 from Morgan Strickland Decorative Arts).

‘Lifeguard Escort – The Coronation’ by Feliks Topolski (1907-1989) pen and ink, red pencil and watercolor on tinted paper, signed and inscribed: To Slim (Slim Hewitt, photographer and cinematographer) (£4,600 from Sarah Colegrave Fine Art). In 1958, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh commissioned Topolski to create a large-scale mural for Buckingham Palace depicting the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Another painting “View of Westminster Abbey” oil on paper by Felix Runcie Kelly (New Zealand, 1914 -1994) was commissioned for the Dunlop Rubber Company Limited and used as a full-page advertisement in 1953 to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in numerous publications including “The Queen” and “The Illustrated London News”. A copy of one of the advertisements accompanies the painting.

Ukrainian items for sale, include bronze sculptures by Ukrainian Bruno Zach (1891-1945) – ‘Tall Feather’ an Art Deco patinated bronze sculpture of a Native American warrior on horseback, circa 1930 (£5,950 from Jeroen Art Deco Markies); ‘Riding Crop’, cold painted bronze and onyx, c.1920 (£16,500 from Hickmet Fine Arts) and a larger green and silver patinated bronze ‘Burlesque’, signed, c.1925, (£11,500 from Hickmet Fine Arts).

‘Claire Foy, Smoking Queen, Fashion: Alexander McQueen. London, 2017’ is an archival pigment print by Tim Walker (born 1970) of the star of the Netflix series ‘The Crown’ (from the Michael Hoppen Gallery).

Two signed designs by Chris Levine (Canadian, b.1960) depicting Her Majesty The Queen are ‘Lightness of Being’, a silkscreen print with Swarovski crystals, edition #60/100, (£16,500 from Haynes Fine Art) and a lenticular print (£36,000 from Haynes Fine Arts).

Other fun items for sale include a Vienna bronze ‘Corgi’, circa 1910 (£550 from Hickmet Fine Arts) and an Art Deco bee honey jar with original glass, circa 1930, which was made by Mappin & Webb, holder of a Royal Warrant since 1897 (by Justin Evershed-Martin). A Victorian Essex crystal tie pin (reverse painted) bearing a crown, circa 1900 (£385 from Hickmet Fine Arts).

The sale for the event will start at 10am at Petworth House with tickets costing £10 with tickets available from Eventbrite.