Masterpiece London 2018: Chairman Philip Hewat-Jaboor presents his 6 masterpieces

Published on 6/25/2018 by Christoph Spangenberg
Philip Hewat-Jaboor, Chairman Masterpiece London (MCH Group)
Exceptional art objects from antiquity to the present day: from 28 June to 4 July Masterpiece London is showing old and contemporary art, furniture and sculptures, jewellery, design and a great deal more. Philip Hewat-Jaboor, Chairman of this leading cross-collecting fair, presents his personal highlights.

Masterpiece London, artworks (MCH Group)
(1) This year marks 300 years since the birth of Thomas Chippendale and this marquetry commode exemplifies the extraordinary design and craftsmanship which one associates with the greatest of all British cabinetmakers. - George III ormolu-mounted satinwood, padouk, amaranth, tulipwood and marquetry serpentine commode, c. 1770-72, by Thomas Chippendale. Exhibited by Ronald Phillips, Stand D6.

(2) This wonderfully detailed, rare Renaissance engraving is a testament to Dürer’s technical virtuosity. - Knight, Death and the Devil, 1513, engraving, by Albrecht Dürer. Exhibited by Hill-Stone Inc, Stand B39.

Masterpiece London, artworks (MCH Group)

(3) Incorporating a turquoise perfume bottle, this object of exoticism combines rare materials to create a surprising and fantastical clock. - Clock, c. 1929, in turquoise, lapis lazuli, pink quartz & enamel, by Van Cleef & Arpels, Heritage collection. Exhibited by Van Cleef & Arpels, Stand A27.

(4) I admire the languorous beauty and fluid line of this alluring etching, so typical of Matisse’s work, which additionally comes from the renowned collection of John Kasmin. - Figure endormie sur fond moucharabieh, 1929, Etching with chine collé, by Henri Matisse. Exhibited by Lyndsey Ingram, Stand C17.

Masterpiece London, artworks (MCH Group)

(5) The stimulating contrast between these two beautiful works – one traditional, the other using cutting edge techniques – highlights Masterpiece’s cross-collecting ethos. - Sèvres Porcelain Bust of Louis XV, 1760-66; Imari IV, 2015, by Michael Eden. Exhibited by Adrian Sassoon, Stand B27.

(6) This virtuoso marble bust carved by Carol Albacini perfectly embodies the current taste for neo-classical works of art. - Lucius Verus, c. 1780, by Carlo Albacini. Exhibited by Lullo • Pampoulides, Stand B20.

Masterpiece London is the world's leading cross-collecting fair, offering the finest art and objects from antiquity to the present day. With a unique focus on cross-collecting, the Fair integrates 160 international exhibitors from every major market discipline, including ancient and contemporary art, rare books and photography, design and antiques, jewellery and ceramics. Exhibitors present carefully curated gallery booths, with extraordinary works on view from across categories. 

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