The day in the life of a Art and Antique Broker

 
 
 
 
 
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 The day in the life of a Art and Antique Broker “No I am not dressed like this every day “
 
 
As any one in the Fine Arts and Antiques Business , I think we all agree , no two days are ever the same . Operating a On Line Retail Business and selling on a International Scale .

Unlike a ” Brick and Mortal Gallery” , we reach out and sell via Cyber Space unlike a physical gallery where you never know who may walked in , if you are fortunate to be in New York City  London , Paris or other better known Galleries Districts .

Over the Years we have sold to private collectors , dealers that are ” Major Players ” in their chosen areas of expertise and leading Museums globally and many notable public collections .

The joy of sharing that appreciation of beautiful  created by artisans   Fine Art , Porcelains d’ Art and other fine hand crafted items with others are indeed among the many joys of this profession .

Is this a Profession or Obsession , which ever you wish to call it !

I think every one from one time to another often wondered , if such loved items surviving for hundreds of years and have been collected , cherish , love and passed through time , ” What tales they could share with us as collectors and hopeless romantics  perhaps” !

All through history ,the Upper classes followed the collecting- appreciation trends of the Royal families and the Nobility . So Many of the Early Masters were in fact patronized by them . The list included Rembrandt , Durer, Goya, among many artists The decorative arts included Meissen , Nymphemberg . Later in the British Isles Porcelains were patronized by the Royal family , where Derby became ” Royal Crown Derby ” Worcester become “Royal Crown Worcester ” .

Even with the ” Royal Patronization ” from many others did not capitalized on the ” Royal added to the Name of the Manufacture ” but were supplying ware to the Rich and the Royal Family and the Titled Crowd . Some included Wedgwood , Minton , Herend .(Herend was used-collected by both Queen Victoria and the Later Princess Diana .

Crystal were supplied to the Royals and Nobility were Baccarat perhaps the oldest , In the UK and the British Isles and North America  Waterford Graced the private homes , The White House first with John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan “Biscuit Jar ” were the container for the Jelly Beans , Light Fixtures in Lincoln Center and so many more .

For many of us ofThe Middle Class we have ” Champagne Taste and a Beer
Budget “

We have been asked to share a couple of our most unusual days in the life of a Art and Antique Broker with our readers .
We recently were fortunate to work with a leading Museum in the North East on brokerage of a lovely Reginald Marsh etched work “Shave and A Hair Cut ” which was a great pleasure .

One Loving son (  of a Wedgwood Collector ) Purchased a Wedgwood Campaign Urn for the ashes of his late Mother and we shipped this over night to the mortuary … I will admit i will never look at these Urns the same ever again .

Yes we have sold these and others for the Final resting place for the Family’s Most Loved Pet .

Perhaps one of our best surprises most recently is , the sale of a Sterling Silver Card Case , Purchased by a Footman for the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace . Lets admit it is NOT Every day , you sell and ship   a parcel to Buckingham Palace .

If the Card Case could talk . It was circa 1940′s in the Art Deco Style found it way into a Miami Flee Market in the 1980′s and sold by the owner and now a part of the life of a ” Royal Footman ” at Buckingham Palace .

In life if you are fortunate , No two days are ever the same


Only If these items could talk , have tales they could tell…. Please do take a tour of the wide area of Fine art and antiques for a feast of both your eyes and spirit.


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Candlewood Yankee Fine Arts

 

Fine Art & Quality Antiques Collectors

                                         

 

 

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                                         Fine Art & Quality Antiques Collectors

 
   Candlewood Yankee Fine Arts is pleased to invite you to visit our site, now offering fine art, original and limited fine prints dating from 15th to 20th century, including works of Dürer, Rembrandt, Callot, Degas, Mary Cassatt, Haden, Palmer, Whistlers and more.

  Our decorative arts are works from Baccarat, Fabergé, Waterford, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Spode, Boehm and so much more.
In our area of Antiques, we are offering fine works of early English Porcelains from Worcester, Derby, and more all priced at reasonable prices and will provide your needs for fine art and antiques for your personal collecting pleasures and great gift giving.

                     
                                    Please take the opportunity to visit our group at;

                                 https://www.facebook.com/groups/496923203695928/

                                                                          

                                         Thank you for your kind consideration

                                               James Louis Stow  & Anthony Yau
                                                  Candlewood Yankee Fine Arts 

Collecting “Old Masters Original Prints ” For the Beginner and Veteran Collectors

Collecting “Old Masters Original Prints ” For the Beginner and Veteran Collectors

 

 

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Yes there is still great opportunity of Collecting “Old Masters Original Prints ” for the Beginner and Veteran Collectors. As a veteran Collector-dealer there are some very good values in this field of collecting . I have seen great opportunity in this area of collecting for the past 45 years .
 
  First lets briefly explain what Old Masters Original prints are ….is a term for a European artist – print maker , etcher- engraver of skill
who worked before about 1800, or a painting by such an artist.

  In theory an Old Master Artist who was fully trained, was a Master of his local Artist Guild , and worked independently, but in practice
paintings considered to be produced by pupils or workshops will be included in the scope of the term. Therefore, beyond a certain level of
competence, date rather than quality is the criterion for using the term. Many artist employed students in there studio , were trained ,
mixing paints , preparing Canvas, and every development of the art side by side with the Old Master Painter . This practice of the artist as a
apprentice dates back for centuries .
 
   Durer , Rembrandt , Callot , Raphael and and Others were responsible for out standing artists like Van Ostade , Bega ,Zeeman , Goltious and
others . Fortunately for the average collector there are some great values of the “Second Level of Old Masters Prints ” . Many are very fine
 works and well respected by the Museums and Historians BUT undervalued by most of the Art Market today .

 Despite the supply is becoming more rare to find …they are on the market , often described “artist unknown ” Unsigned and other reasons and often stated ” School Of ” or “manner of “Today , you can still obtain quality later impressions of Rembrandt ,
Durer , Callots , and others along with fine early impressions of the later 18 Century members of others of the Old Masters . many were
reprinted from the Original Copper Plates by very accomplished Publishers Watelet , The Bason’s Editions and others.

  Hammerton and others , In the 19 Century several were republished in editions of fine Portfolios of Original prints including Etching and
Etchers ( included rembrandt Three Oriental Figures , Callot ” Vue de Paris ” and Waterloo’s ” Traveler by a stream” to mention a few .

 The expression ” OLD MASTERS COLLECTORS ” still instill the image of a Wealthy older collector ” No Longer , many Collectors are finding these works of everlasting value , appreciation and a great investment , in uncertain times as we are living in .

Take a look at ;

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James Stow & Anthony Yau
Candlewood Yankee Fine Arts

Stefano Della Bella Etched Works often Over Shadowed by the Master Works of Jacques Callot

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Stefano Della Bella Etched Works often Over Shadowed by the Master Works of Jacques Callot
 
 
 
Bella, Stefano della Bella 1610-64, Italian engraver, b. Florence. First copying the manner of Jacques Callot, his style changed somewhat when he traveled to Rome, Paris, and the Netherlands.
 
 
  He was adept at landscapes, battle pieces, and animal portraits, although most of his numerous works were designs for festivities and ballets. French theatrical design was considerably influenced by his light, sophisticated style. His drawings are well represented in the Royal Library at Windsor.
 
 
Several of his little masterpieces can be seen at ;

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Candlewood-Yankee Fine Arts

Etched Works of Jacques Callot

  Collection   Etched Works of  Jacques Callot  at Candlewood Yankee Fine Arts Image

 

   Often not fully appreciated , the etched works of Jacques Callot, one of the most accomplished print makers of the
17th century, revolutionized the technique of etching.
 
   From a vast of subjects reaching from Princes  and the  Beggars – Paupers focuses on two poles of Callot’s work: his aristocratic commissions, and his images of the marginalized and impoverished.

 

 
 
   An international artist active in both France and Italy, Callot (1592–1635) was a consummate draftsman. His careful observations never fail to amaze viewers. Callot created more than 1,400 prints that reveal his fascination with a broad range of subjects, from the miseries of war to aristocratic pageantry; from saints to beggars; from biblical narratives and theatrical comedies to Gypsies and dwarfs.
 
 
 His prints often developed into series that explore a narrative or variations on a theme. Callot’s etchings, which are consistently imaginative, inventive, and witty, open a window through which to better understand 17th-century Europe. Still goof quality examples of his works can be found out side of the Convent  Museum Print Collections and small Public libraries .
 
 
Candlewood  Yankee opens the exhibition with over fifty works , priced from $ 50.00 and up . Great opportunity for the beginner and seasoned Collector to discover a great Italiam Master of lasting contribution to the Art Of Print Making and
the a Giant in the the History of Art .
 
Works can be seen at ;
 

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James Stow & Antony Yau
Candlewood Yankee Fine Arts

Candlewood Yankee Fine Arts

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Candlewood Yankee Fine Arts is pleased to invite you to visit our site, now offering fine art, original and limited fine prints dating from 15th to 20th century, including works of Dürer, Rembrandt, Callot, Degas, Mary Cassatt, Haden, Palmer, Whistlers and more.

 

 

Our decorative arts are works from Baccarat, Fabergé, Waterford, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Spode, Boehm and so much more.

 

 

In our area of Antiques, we are offering fine works of early English Porcelains from Worcester, Derby, and more all priced at reasonable prices and will provide your needs for fine art and antiques for your personal collecting pleasures and great gift giving.

 

 

Please take the opportunity to visit our site at:

 

http://stores.ebay.com/Candlewood-Yankee-Fine-Arts

 

Thank you for your kind consideration

                                               James Louis Stow  & Anthony Yau

Understanding- & Appreciating Rembrandt’s Etchings

Understanding- & Appreciating Rembrandt’s Etchings
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Mae West once said , “Come up and see my etchings some time ” , The variations of Original Rembrandt Etchings has been misunderstood and abused since the days of his own Life time . In the field of fine Prints , there are , The etching conceived , etch and printed from the same plate …both printed by Rembrandt and various printers with possession of the Copper plates are in fact Originals works and should be treated as such .
 
 
See the link ;
 
fineartadvocacy.com
 
 
This is excellent Start to better understand the history and appreciation of Rembrandt’s Etched work .
These plates ( depending on that particular image , has been printed from over the past three Centuries , some lost and others were printed from as late as 1998 and the Millennium Impressions ..which are only a ghost of the image of what the Artist intended .
 
 
  Many works were in fact etched after Rembrandt by his Students and studios workers and later devoted student influenced by his work.
 
In the 19 century  a great body of works were etched in the same size with a slight larger plate mark size by Armand Durand . In his day Many Museums were delighted to purchase these works , since many of the Life Time impressions of Rembrandt was already worn out and the re creations were truly works of art  AFTER  the master own etched works.  These has value BUT not as ORIGINAL REMBRANDTS WORK  but ORIGINAL ETCHING  after Rembrandt.
 
Beware many sellers are selling these as the Etchings etched by Rembrandt .
 
Armand Durands works are well explained in a excellent way at ;
 
kickarseart dot com
 
 
The Armand’s Durands work are often passed off as Originals in Internet Auctions , including many on line so called Auctions and E -Bay Sites and  still others so many others are in fact NOT by Rembrandt but either Helli gravures ( reproduction ) Original etchings etched by Durand or by a student copyist .
Now with such wonderful websites , Collectors should take the step to research before purchasing ANY Etching of Rembrandt . After when documented by a follower , student or Durand still has some value …How Ever a etching conceived , etched and printed from the original copper plate has much more value .
 
 
YOU need to know exactly what you are looking at and appreciate each for what the work truly is …. Some of his works etched after the Master are indeed quite beautifully , many have historical importance . Keep in mind the value and quality are TWO different factors .
 
If a Original Rembrandt is NOT in your means , Enjoy a Good re creation by a student or by Durand .
 
Often these are finer impressions that the Horrid Impressions from the last Edition . How sad the last edition on the market are very poor quality and most often over priced .
Best way to see what is offered at various prices , feel free to visit ;
 
 
 
James Stow & Anthony Yau
Candlewood Yankee Fine Arts