Hiroshi Suzuki, Terra Vase (detail view), 2015.
Advising on contemporary silver and ceramics
Contemporary silver, ceramics and glass sit very well within private collections of otherwise wall-hung art. Private collectors have, throughout history, purchased metal work, glass and ceramics to bolster the themes of their two dimensional art collections and to provide interest for themselves and their guests on dining tables, lamp tables and display cabinets.
The collecting of objects has since moved on in two important ways. First, it is now possible to use more dynamic display techniques to show off the work. Secondly, we have the great advantage of having access to the globe’s best makers – from Japanese artists working in silver such as Hiroshi Suzuki to British-Nigerian silversmith Ndidi Ekubia to German ceramicist Thomas Bohle and the Art Deco period’s major players, such as Lalique.
We work with design studios to create modes of display that ensure that glass or ceramic works are secure and set off to their best effect. We advise our clients and their households about upkeep, to ensure that important contemporary and antique silver sculptures can be kept looking as good as they did the day they were purchased.
Thomas Bohle, private commission, 2013.
Hiroshi Suzuki, Terra Vase 2015.
Recent silver, ceramic and glass purchases on behalf of clients:
A significant number of free-hand hammered sterling silver sculptures by Hiroshi Suzuki for display within an English home.
Commission of two ceramics by German artist Thomas Bohle, site specific for the collector’s kitchen, and which could be used in everyday life.
Purchase of two hot-formed murrini glass sculptures by major Australian artist Giles Bettison.
Purchase of 9 glass sculptures by Tobias Mohle with bespoke light box display case.
Purchase of ceramic sculpture “Dog” by Klara Kristalova, currently one of the most significant ceramicists working in contemporary art.
Bespoke commission of 200cm tall ceramic sculpture by Head of Ceramics at Royal College of Art, Felicity Aylieff.