Jacksons Antique April 2023 Newsletter

Jacksons Antique April 2023 Newsletter

April 1st 2023


Front overview of the Antique Japanese Cloisonne Enamel Vase attributed to Hayashi Kodenji

Antique Japanese Meiji Period Cloisonne Enamel Vase Attributed to Hayashi Kodenji

Welcome Friends

April 23′

Spring Time 

April is here and so are the flowers, we have been beautifully overrun by daffodils and everywhere you look they are popping up. Much like we joked in our last newsletter we have also had sun, snow and just about everything in between through March, which these days is not uncommon. At Jacksons Antique we have been buying at a rate of knots and have managed to procure some beautiful items across our collection.

We wanted to spotlight two of our latest additions this week firstly, a very unusual piece of 19th century Folk Art carved into the shape of a witch often referred to as a Witches Scrying Mirror. Documented in the Museum of Witchcraft the mirror in the words of influential English Neopagan Warlock Cecil Williamson: ‘There are witch mirrors, and there are witch mirrors, but of all the mirrors used by witches this one is the top. When you use these mirrors, you gaze into them then suddenly you will see in the mirror someone standing behind you. Whatever you do, do not turn around. Remember that, never never turn around. What happens next? Good gracious, you just talk quietly to the figure or face in the mirror, close your eyes if you cannot bear it, but never, ever turn around.’ A similar mirror was recorded by Sotheby’s Auctions as having been made by T Pooley in Belfast in mid 19C.

Front of the Folk Art Carved Witches Mirror

The second object we wanted to highlight is the fascinating oversized pair of open barley twist carved Georgian candlesticks. They really are quite fun and such a fantastic size measuring 61cm Tall (24 inches), they are comprised of a rounded base with stepped foot and large openwork barley twist style stems, they are also complete with original metalwork scones and are in beautiful condition with a superb patination throughout. Amazingly the candlesticks have survived 200 years without getting broken or damaged and are therefore in very good condition.

candles sticks within a decorative setting

Both objects are now available to purchase online and as always, we offer free WORLDWIDE delivery. Our other procurements include a large Art Deco Amphora porcelain Elephant and Lioness figure which is a huge piece of decorative porcelain measuring 66.5cm High (26.2 Inches), we also have a Japanese Meiji period Tortoise okimono with a mounted crystal ball on its back by Matsuyama, it comes with its original signed Tomobako (wooden box). Finally, we have a large Italian Murano blue glass floral vase/Jardiniere with alternating decorative panels perfect for a centre piece to display flowers. Please do check out the website as we have a host of new objects we have listed. The easiest way to see all our new stock is to click on the show me everything category.


We now have just over a month until we will be attending the highly anticipated Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair and cannot wait to welcome you all to the fair in our first time exhibiting. We can confirm that we will be exhibiting on stand 12 which is located to the right hand side as you enter.

Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair 19th-21st of May held within the grounds of the stunning National Trust property Petworth House and Park, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 0QY. For further information please contact us via our website or via email.

For more information regarding any of the fairs including complimentary tickets please go to jacksonsantique.co.uk or contact us directly.

We would love to feature your purchases from Jacksons Antique on our instagram page. Please send us a picture to see your items featured on our wall over @JacksonsAntique

I suspect my roommate stole my antique measuring scale…

He’s not going to get a weigh with this





Latest Acquisitions

Side overview of the Japanese Meiji Period Cloisonne Enamel Sake Pot in the manner of namikawa yasuyuki


Antique Japanese Meiji Period Cloisonne Enamel Sake Pot in the Manner of Namikawa Yasuyuki

Overview of the Italian 20th century Murano glass jardiniere vase


Large Italian Murano Glass Jardinière

front profile of the whole figure


Antique Italian Carrara Marble Nymph Figure

pair of candle sticks


Antique Georgian Barley Twist Candle Sticks

front profile of the wooden turtle


Antique Japanese Meiji Period Boxwood Tortoise Okimono by Matsuyama

Front of the Folk Art Carved Witches Mirror


Antique Carved Folk Art Witch Scrying Mirror




In The Spotlight

Overview of the pair of French Sevres porcelain serving dishes

French Sevres Château de Fontainebleau Serving Dishes


Antique Novelty Silver Fire Hydrant

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