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Saturday, March 17, 2012

2012 NYC Spring Pier Antiques Show

This morning we had the pleasure of attending the opening of the NYC Spring Pier Antiques Show.
There was a wide variety of dealers from all over the world showing their wares as well as a nice selection of majolica in all price ranges.

The most impressive majolica display came from Britian's Nick and Martine Boston Antiques who displayed a wonderful group of high end majolica pieces. Among them was a gigantic Massier frog stick stand, a huge rooster from Boch Frère, a gorgeous Jones tea set and terrific Minton cherub riding a seahorse among a number of fine Palissy pieces.

Mars-Most had a selection of lovely affordable pieces including a great stack of Argenta Wedgwood fruit plates selling under $100 a piece!

Other things we saw include this nice pair of Wedgwood Argenta jardinières from ART in Brooklyn.

There was a beautiful Wedgwood Chrysanthemum Oyster plate from Matt Murphy Antiques...

... a beautiful Minton cat pitcher from a local dealer...

... and a scarce Etruscan Oak Fruit bowl as well. Other things we saw include a rare Etruscan Shell dessert stand and mustache cup, a Jones wicker and bamboo strawberry server, an impressive majolica lion and a set of Fielding multicolor oyster plates.

In fact, with so many dealers participating it was hard NOT to find majolica, with it scattered among other treasures, most of it quite reasonably priced.
There was certainly no lack of things to choose from for even the most finicky collector.

It was a fun show to attend. We can't wait for the Fall Pier Show!

The show runs through Sunday afternoon at Pier 94 in Manhattan.

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