BATTERSEA FAIR - SHOWROOM WILL BE CLOSED
We are exhibiting at The Decorative, Antiques & Textile Fair at the end of September and during this period the showroom in Chichester will be closed.
The set up starts on Saturday 24th September and we will be closed from that day, re-opening on Tuesday 4th October.
We hope as many of you as possible come to visit us at the fair, where we will be exhibiting a large selection of our Japanese stock.
You can still contact us by email during the fair and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
OUR NEW UP & DOWN AUCTIONS
We are starting a new feature on the main web site home page called the Up & Down Auction.
The Up auction section will include an item which will be on sale at the highest price reached by a set date. We will start the price at well below cost and whoever has the last bid on the closing date will purchase the piece, so there might be the opportunity of buying something at a very reasonable price. The first item we are trying this with is a silver plated and glass lemonade jug with an original ice container. These normally retail at £495, but we are starting this auction at £100, so put in a bid and you never know.
Height: 10.5 ins / 26.67 cm
Large early 20th century silver plate and glass lemonade jug with original ice container.
Auction starting price £100
Third bid received of £150
Closing date 24th September
Make your bid at firstname.lastname@example.org
The down auction section will include an item which will be on sale at a reducing price until sold. We will start at the ticket price and then reduce that by a set amount each day until somebody is tempted to say yes. The skill will be in knowing when to say yes, rather than waiting another day and perhaps losing out. You will need to check the site each day to see if it is at a price you want to pay. We are starting this with a watercolour by Minnie Rosa Bebb of kittens which has a ticket price of £4250 and to get started we will discount this by £750 straight away to £3500 and it will reduce by £100 each day until sold.
MINNIE ROSA BEBB
1857 – 1938
Three kittens drinking from a bowl
Frame size: 14½ x 28 inches / 36.83 x 71.12 cm
Ticket price £4250, starter discount £750 24th September now £2100
Buy this now at email@example.com
OUR NEW JAPANESE WEB SITE IS NOW ONLINE
We are pleased to say that our new web site dedicated to just Japanese items is now online and can be viewed at justjapanese.net Here you will find a selection of antique and contemporary items from the Meiji period and the 20th century, including bronzes, ivory okimono's, silver, woodblock prints, Satsuma, studio pottery and much more, we hope you like it.
NOT ALL THE STOCK IS IN THE SHOWROOM
If you are coming to the showroom to see a specific piece (especially paintings), then please check with us first as some items are in storage or out on loan for exhibitions and we may need a little time to get them back to show you.
GREAT TIME TO BUY FOR OUR OVERSEAS CLIENTS
With the current exchange rates there has never been a better time for our overseas clients to purchase our antiques, so browse the site and find that perfect piece.