The UK’s largest art and antiques fair opens its doors to a cornucopia of over 55,000 collectables on sale at the stands of the 160 specialist dealers.
Preview 26 June 4pm-9pm
27-28 June 11am-8pm
29 June 11am-9pm
30 June - 1 July 11am-7pm
2 July 11am-5pm
Held in the heart of London, the Art & Antiques Fair Olympia is the largest of its kind in the UK, attracting 160 of the world’s finest specialist dealers and close to 30,000 visitors. Now in its 45th year, you will find an eclectic mix of vetted pieces from antiquity to the present day with prices ranging from £100 to £1 million. From a pair of boots belonging to Lord Roberts, worn during the Anglo-Boer War, to a fun yellow resin pineapple brooch by Isabel Canovas, the sky’s the limit at Olympia for collectors.
Naturally, The Jewellery Editor will be making a beeline towards the jewellery and watch exhibitors, where antique, vintage and contemporary pieces are waiting to be discovered.
Georg Jensen’s silver jewellery is well represented by Grasilver, a specialist in rare vintage Scandinavian modernist jewellery. If you’re looking for the big names in jewellery like Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Tiffany and Buccellati, head to Anthea A.G. Antiques Ltd.
A good selection of pieces by Oscar Heyman will be showcased at Wimpole Antiques to tie in with a book published earlier this year. For collectors of Art Deco & Art Nouveau jewellery, The Peartree Collection Ltd. is a specialist in the field and has rare pieces by Archibald Knox for Liberty. Meanwhile, hunters of vintage watches from high-end manufacturers like Rolex, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin will find plenty of goodies at Timewise.
A pair of gold men’s cufflinks by Jaeger-LeCoultre with two miniature watches that keep perfect time at Horton; the Oscar Neyman pieces at Wimpole Antiques; the delicate 19th-century diamond and pearl tiara and the unusual gold and cornelian dress clip of a red Indian chief at Anthea A G Antiques Ltd; and the very collectible 1979 Rolex Daytona at Timewise.