Award Winners | Masterpiece Online 2021

Reflecting the Fair’s theme of Encountering Beauty through the Material World, 12 works of art (six pre-1900; six post-1900) have been chosen by the Awards Committee that have been judged to be outstanding, perhaps undiscovered, rare and exceptionally provenanced, and their creation demonstrating an innovative interpretation of one of the following materials: Stone/Marble, Wood, Pigment, Bronze/Metal, Ceramic, Precious Stone.

THE COMMITTEE 
Philip Hewat-Jaboor – Chairman, Masterpiece London
Melanie Gerlis – Art Market Columnist for the Financial Times and The Art Newspaper
Corrie Jackson – Royal Bank of Canada, Senior Curator
Andrew Jones – Collector
Douglas Mackie – Douglas Mackie Design
Tobias Meyer – Private Art Dealer/Consultant
Charles Saumarez-Smith – Freelance Writer, Curator and Art Historian
Vivianne Ying – Collector
Gay Gassmann – Art Consultant, Journalist and Author
Jamie Drake – Drake/Anderson Design

 

STONE / MARBLE

 
ArtAncient
Egyptian Basalt Healing Statue (Fragment)
"The infinite carvings of characters called hieroglyphics … have been made known by an ancient authority of primeval wisdom. For by engraving many kinds of birds and beasts, even of another world, in order that their legacy might reach generations of a subsequent age, they registered the vows of kings, either promised or performed." Ammianus Marcellinus (c. AD 330-400), Res Gestae, XVII.4.6-11



James Graham-Stewart

A Roman statuary marble chimneypiece, for the English market, c. 1800
The frieze finely carved in relief with Grecian figures, the jambs carved with torchiere in the manner of Piranesi. Shelf replaced.



WOOD




Steinitz

Exceptional Japanese late 17th century lacquer chest on its original stand. Designed by William Kent (1685 - 1748), for the Dukes of Devonshire at Chatsworth House.
Silver hiramaki-e and takamaki-e on black lacquered chest.



Rose Uniacke

Daybed (c. 1873) by Owen Jones (Britain 1809 - Britain 1874)
Designed by Owen Jones and manufactured by Jackson & Graham, London. Veneered with sycamore, rosewood and walnut, all covered in RU Argent (5377)



PIGMENT




Piano Nobile

Armoured Form, 1950, Graham Sutherland
A rare and significant work, Armoured Form belongs to Graham Sutherland’s important series of Standing Forms - epic paintings that place organic totems in richly-coloured settings. This painting was made in 1950 when Sutherland was at the height of his artistic powers - a titan of European art, meeting with Picasso in Provence and vying with Francis Bacon to be Britain’s premier artist.



Dickinson

Ulysses Seizing Astyanax from Andromache, Johann Zoffany (Frankfurt, Germany 1733 - London, England 1810)
Signed on the base of the sarcophagus Zauffaly, oil on canvas



BRONZE / METAL




Modernity

Ceiling lamp “Snowflake”, Paavo Tynell
Brass and brass wire



S. J. Shrubsole, Corp.

A Rare Queen Anne Antique English Silver Chocolate Pot, Peter Pemberton, Made in London
Chocolate had arrived in Europe through Spain in the middle of the 17th century, and by 1657 the first chocolate factory had opened in the England. The earliest known English silver chocolate pot is from 1685, and is of the same form as this: a Chinese ginger jar with a spout and handle. Very few of these jar-form pots survive, as the shape was quickly replaced by the much more common lighthouse form. This is an especially fine example, in nearly perfect condition, and without any later engraving or alteration



CERAMIC

 


Michele Beiny, Inc.

Vienna Porcelain Table Top, Painted by Georg Lamprecht
Hard-paste porcelain mounted on mahogany étagère



Adrian Sassoon

A Large Sakura and Keyaki Bowl, Hitomi Hosono (Gifu Prefecture, Japan 1978 - )
Moulded, carved and hand-built porcelain with an interior of dancing sprigs



PRECIOUS STONE




Wartski

A rare pair of antique gem-set chandelier earrings, c. 1770, French
The gemstones mounted in closed back settings in yellow gold set above silver foil, including emeralds, rubies, sapphires, topaz, turquoise, amethysts, citrines, garnets, green tourmalines and pearls, the tops comprising of gem-set clusters centred with oval shaped hessonite garnets, suspending drops topped with gem-set domes from which hang three graduated discs suspending pear shaped drops, each terminating with a three sided drop.



CINDY CHAO The Art Jewel
2021 Black Label Masterpiece VII Star Sapphire Floral Brooch
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