Friday, October 21
Speaker: Bruce Beck, The Button Box
Booth #: 625
Title: Buttons and How They Relate to Other Antiques
Most people are not aware, but Buttons have been made of every material you can think of, and everything in history has been depicted on a button. Buttons are miniature works of art just like the Antiques we all love you can find Buttons made of the same materials i.e. enamel, porcelain, Japanese metal Works, fabric, glass and anything else you can think of. Come and learn and enjoy the history of Buttons throughout time.
Speaker: Joshua Mann, B & B Rare Books
Booth #: 706
Title: Presentations and Provenance: How Signatures Add Value to Books
Books signed by the author(s) have always been very desirable, but there is a spectrum of importance and value depending on the manner in which the book was signed and who owned it. A book that is not only signed but inscribed to someone notable or influential in the author’s life can place a book in entirely different league of value. (i.e.: a book signed by the author to his wife, mother, publisher, editor or fellow writer).
Speaker: Mitchell Weitzman, Founder, Legacy Times
Booth #: 740
Title: The Greatest Gift of All: Capturing a Legacy in a “Story Portrait”
In this talk from an acclaimed author and interviewer, you will learn how to honor cherished loved ones by discovering creative ways to bring their stories to life—providing a one-of-a-kind keepsake they can treasure in their lifetime and one that will inform and inspire generations to come.
Speaker: Jonathan Katz/Andre Dombrowski Art Nouveau
Booth #: 504
Title: Difference Between Art Nouveau and Jugendstil Design
In this talk, two dealers who are also professors of Art History at the University of Pennsylvania, will explore the formal and conceptual differences between two contemporaneous turn of the century art movements, Art Nouveau and Jugendstil.
Saturday, October 22
Speaker: Phil Dreis, Antique Cupboard
Booth #: 530
Title: Modern Silver
Flatware That’s Not “Flat”: Design and Production of Innovative Table Cutlery, 1890-2015
Speaker: Carole Pinto, Carole Pinto Fine Arts
Booth #: 308
Title: The Mysterious Art of Valuation: How Pricing is Determined in the Art Market
The value of a work of art is predicated by a number of factors, including authenticity, quality of workmanship and execution, condition, rarity, subject matter and provenance. Using as backdrop her collection of late XIXth and XXth century paintings, Carole Pinto will clarify how auction houses and dealers determine pricing for artwork, and will offer advice to collectors on how to develop a critical eye in the selection of works of art.
Speaker: Paul Mac, Arise Bazaar
Booth #: 1006
Title: Paul Mac Presents ” Kimono- Vanishing Tradition”
Paul Mac, owner of Arise Bazaar and author of “Kimono- Vanishing Tradition” will present with samples of Kimono from 1850 to 1950, discussing how they are made as well as changes in the Kimono field from Edo period to present day. The talk will discuss the meaning and significance of the motifs used on the Kimono. Paul has lectured at such institutions as the Smithsonian and Walters Art Museum.
Speaker: Patricia Funt, Patricia Funt Antiques
Booth #: 306
Title: Figural and Fun
In the diverse world of antiques and collectibles, items that can be described as figural pieces are very sought after. A stamp box in the form of a boar, a pin cushion in the form of a roller skate, or a snuff box in the image of Napoleon. In any category, the best figural pieces have both a great form and a function of interest. Often the function is not clear from the outside, which adds an element of surprise.
Figural pieces can be in the form of people, animals or things. The fact that a functional piece is in the shape of something interesting raises the interest in the item tremendously, and most often the price as well.
Join Patricia Funt and explore some of her favorite figural pieces, and discover why they are the favorites of most collectors.