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MASTERPIECE AWARDS

Masterpiece Awards are awarded to those exhibits and stands that are judged to be outstanding

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Oustanding Display (Multi-Discipline): Afridi Gallery

“An arresting display juxtaposing choice textile works of different periods – and from different parts of the world – including from the lesser-known Scandinavian school. The stand imaginatively combines textiles with superb Ottoman ceramics, Japanese Lacquer, 20th century design and more.”

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Outstanding Display (Single Discipline): Oscar Graf

“An impeccably beautiful display. This is a very well curated and disciplined selection of work, in a field perhaps less familiar to many, that draws you in to look and learn.”

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Outstanding Exhibit: Blain|Southern

Table Piece CCLXXVI, 1975/76, by Anthony Caro“An exquisitely beautiful and poised table piece with great presence, it’s abstract character emblematic of modern British sculpture.”

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Outstanding Exhibit: Steinitz

Houdon Bust“The refined and expressive modelling of this terracotta bust outshines similar works by the artist in carved marble”

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Outstanding Exhibit: Koopman Rare Art

The Lequesne Coffee Pot, 1738 by Paul de Lamerie (1688-1751).“A spectacular silver coffee pot by a great silversmith, crafted with an extraordinarily inventive asymmetrical rococo form.”

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Outstanding Exhibit: Richard Saltoun Gallery

Acrilico n. 527, 1979 by Bice Lazarri“An elegant compositional structure celebrating line and pace, informed by the artists musical upbringing”

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Outstanding Exhibit: Michele Beiny

Sèvres Enamel Ewer, 1849“A superb exhibition piece of Sèvres porcelain imitating Limoges enamel, characteristically flamboyant, showing the 19th century at its underestimated best.”

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Outstanding Exhibit: Robilant + Voena

Portrait (Ritratto), 1949-50, by Lucio Fontana“The combination of mediums; enamelled, glazed and coloured makes it both immensely attractive as a work of art but also a masterpiece of its kind by a highly revered painter, sculptor and theorist.”

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Outstanding Display: Joint 1st - Ronald Phillips Ltd, Stand D6

An exceptional collection of English furniture, showcasing Thomas Chippendale’s fine design and craftsmanship, brought together by Ronald Phillips on the 300th anniversary of Chippendale’s birth.

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Outstanding Display: Joint 1st - Landau Fine Art, Stand B52

Landau Fine Art present a spectacular stand of outstanding 20th century art, featuring seminal modern masterworks by Picasso, Magritte, Modigliani and Henry Moore.

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Best stand for cross collecting: Daniel Crouch and Les Enluminures, Stand B1

This joint exhibition stands out for its intellectual and enlightening approach to displaying rare works of tremendous breadth and quality, exemplifying Masterpiece’s cross-collecting ethos.

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Outstanding Exhibit: New Art Centre, Stand A37

Pandora, 1958-62, in bronze, ebony & limestone, by William Turnbull: “A work which defines the abstract ideals of modern British sculpture from the 1950s and 1960s”

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Outstanding Exhibit: Hill-Stone, Stand B39

The Large Horse, 1505, engraving by Albrecht Dürer: "It’s hard to imagine a better impression, so dazzlingly fresh, a testament to Durer

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Outstanding Exhibit: CINDY CHAO The Art Jewel, Stand B34

Peony Brooch, 2018, rubies and enamel on titanium: “An outstanding example of contemporary craftsmanship and great design”

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Outstanding Exhibit: 18 Davies Street Gallery, Stand B3

Jeanne Lanvin’s Personal Desk, c. 1920 – 1925, by Armand-Albert Rateau: “A piece with impeccable provenance and craftsmanship, and a part of the haute couture designer’s daily life.”

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Outstanding Exhibit: Amir Mohtashemi Ltd, Stand C5

Safavid Bowl, Iran, 17th century: “This rare piece, a crossover of two cultures, demonstrates the truth that hidden gems can be found in every corner of Masterpiece.”

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Outstanding Exhibit: Offer Waterman, Stand D1

Landscape with Figures (Birdman, Piper and Fisherwoman), 1946, watercolour on paper, by Edward Burra: “A vibrant landscape epitomising the great tradition of British surrealist idiosyncrasy”

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Joint Winner Display of the Year Award: Modernity Stockholm

“A stand of supreme elegance with a consistent aesthetic, bringing their top-quality Scandinavian design to the fore.”

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Joint Winner Display of the Year Award: Agnew's

"A stellar display of Pre-Raphaelite masterworks, enhanced by dramatic staging that allowed the stand to speak even stronger than the sum of its parts."

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Furniture: Galerie Marcilhac

Gueridon by Clément Rousseau, c. 1920“The superb materials, craftsmanship and design sum up the art deco aesthetic in one object.”

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Painting: Alan Wheatley Art

Patrick's Delight by Alan Davie, 1960 “This monumental canvas marks a turning point of Modern British art with its potent colours and impressive history.”

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Work by a Living Artist: Paul Kasmin Gallery

Caption by Roxy Paine, 2017“This unique stainless steel work by a major contemporary artist is a supremely elegant work of art”

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Jewellery: Symbolic & Chase

“A historically important yellow diamond, spectacularly incorporated by JAR into a superb necklace.”

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Ceramics: Thomas Coulborn & Sons

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Object: Tomasso Brothers & Colnaghi

The Abduction of Proserpina by François Girardon, c. 1690 - 1700“A powerful sculpture with an extraordinarily beautiful surface, by the major French sculptor of the period.”

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Outstanding Display of the Year Award Winner: Adrian Sassoon

“Imaginative placement and use of windows offering multiple viewpoints of what is an extremely considered design and presentation. A truly bravura juxtaposition of outstanding 18th century porcelain with contemporary works.”

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Runner Up: David Ghezelbash

“The combination of a large number of superb quality works in an elegantly understated and serene setting.”

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Furniture: Steinitz

A Louis XV Vernis Martin Commode stamped by Jacques Dubois“With its superbly fluid design and the exceptional colour and condition of the blue Vernis Martin combined with superb gilt-bronze mounts this piece of furniture transcends its period. An object of great beauty.”

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Painting: Offer Waterman

Sir Howard Hodgkin, Good Morning, 1994-98“The vibrant and dazzling colours emanate light. The use of impasto and the old frame combine to lend the work an immensely strong sculptural quality.”

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Jewellery: Symbolic & Chase

“JAR: A coloured-sapphire and diamond brooch. technical tour-de-force of mesmerizing light-reflecting pave-set purple and pink sapphires, the outwardly simple fleur-de-lis design reminiscent in its form of an 18th century jewel.”

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Object: Michele Beiny

Meissen pair of life-size Bittern modelled in 1735 by J.J. Kindler and commissioned by Augustus the Strong for the Japanese Palace in Dresden.“Their great rarity and provenance retaining their original colour, these are a technical tour de force of superb vibrant modelling.”

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Work by a Living Artist: M & L Fine Art

Enrico Castellani, Untitled (Superficie)“This rare early, 1961, Castellani is right at the beginning of the zero art movement. A first class composition showing nails both in and out of the canvas in its original frame.”

MASTERPiECE ONLINE 2021 AWARDS

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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.

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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

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