Jacksons Antique Newsletter November 2022

Jacksons Antique Newsletter November 2022

November 1st 2022


The front profile of a Japanese Meiji period iron and mixed metal charger.

Fine & Extremely Rare Japanese Meiji Period Charger Stamped Komai Dragonfly Mark

Welcome Friends

November 22′

It looks like we are well into winter with our November newsletter, I hope you all had a scarily good Halloween and enjoyed all the sweet treats the period has to offer. As we are standing the Winter Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia London we just managed to catch Halloween in our capital city as we arrived on Sunday ready to set up for the fair, its a we this time as I have managed to draft in the help of my partner for set up! There’s a lot to talk about this month from Stranger Things to Asian Art week, we have got our hands on some exceptional pieces and cannot wait to share them with you.

It is the busiest time of the year at Jacksons Antique but I managed to grab a day off a few weeks ago to see the Stranger Things sleep study experience, as huge fans of the Netflix super series we absolutely loved the day and everything that it involved. We became part of the story for a very brief time and would recommend the trip for anyone that is a big fan of the show. Sadly however I would like to add a disclaimer that people suggested that I dressed accordingly for the day, I would like to admit this is just my usual fashion (if it can be called that!) One of which I think must come along with a stereotypical eccentric antique dealer.

Picture of Callum & Kayleigh of Jacksons Antique at the Stranger Things Event in London

I also managed to get across to the Battersea decorative fair to help a colleague during set up and opening day. A fair that I have never been to before and I must admit it was stunning, I absolutely would recommend everyone into interior design, antiques and vintage to pay the show visit next time. The show is absolutely not what I was expecting, it was full of stunning furniture, collectables, decorative items and just about everything in-between. The organisers do a beautiful job of setting up the fair and everything flows very well, I have got my eye on the fair future so watch this space! I also managed to grab a photo of Battersea Power Station during its renovations.

View of the two cooling towers at the newly renovated Battersea Power Station in London

As Olympia Antique Fair is already a prestigious event alongside the spirit of Christmas also being held across the same dates at Olympia, we are absolutely thrilled to open the doors ready for what we are hoping to be our best event yet. We have gone all out and have the biggest space we have ever hired and have brought out the big guns in terms of stock. We are also pleased that the event coincides perfectly with Asian Art week in London and have some very special items poised perfectly for this.

We have an array of Asian Art on offer including a spectacular Iron charger which we recently discovered by the highly regarded Komai company. It is signed with the dragonfly seal of Otojiro Komai. We also will be offering our collection of statement cloisonne vases for the first time in London which have to be seen to be appreciated. They offer a mid-century alternative with Japanese flair exhibiting incredible colour and floral motifs throughout with the majority by the Ando Company.

Overview of the Japanese Meiji Period Charger in a decorative collectors setting

Japanese Meiji period Komai Iron Charger signed by the Komai company with dragon fly seal of Otojiro Komai. We have been lucky enough to discover this spectacular charger  and have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to launch it for sale. It features two repoussé dragons flying amongst clouds featuring gold tendrils running through the outside boarder of the plate with lightening effect. One with mouth open and the other mouth shut representing the Buddhist incantation ‘Ah’ and ‘Un’ respectively. The dragons Circling around a central damascene landscape with a silver mount fuji to the top. The charger likely to have been made for exhibition purposes to display the ability and quality of the Komai company or as a one off commission as I have been unable to find another example of this type. 

We also have an exceptional and very rare Black Forest Bear mirror one of which we have never seen before with four bears climbing around the outside of the frame. It measures 1.2meters across and 1meter high. The oval mirror also benefits from a bevelled edge to complement the grandeur of the piece. The fascinating elements are the four humorous bears which are found clambering around the mirror pulling at various branches and hanging on tightly as they look in different views. To compliment this we also have two oval wall plaques featuring animals on the hunt and finally, in the Black Forest collection we have a spectacular carved Eagle on display stood upon a rocky plinth. It features a large wingspan and menacing talons, perfect for a serious statement piece and conversation point. All these pieces will be on sale at the Olympia Antique fair.

In our European collections we have a KPM plaque with incised mark to the rear featuring The death of Cleopatra. We also have a 19th century circa 1880 side table attributed to François Linke with ormolu mounts and hidden ‘pop button’ drawer.

In our clocks collection we have an eye catching three piece French clock garniture with tear drop Champlevé panels circa 1880 which has been fully serviced and is in beautiful condition.  Finally we have added further Atmos clocks to our online collection with two Marina models now available in both black & white Lucite, these are available separately but feature the same Chinoiserie scenes making them a perfect pair. We also have an early Atmos II available dating to the late 1930’s to the early 1940’s with silver chapter ring and blue steel screws. As always with all our clocks they have been completely overhauled.

All of the above objects are on display at the Olympia Winter Art & Antiques Fair in London. Please do pay us a visit on stand 83 to see these absolutely fantastic objects in person, we are located between Haynes Fine Art & Kingham Curios.

View of Jacksons Antique stand at the Olympia antique fair

Fair News 

November 24th-27th I will be exhibiting at the NEC in Birmingham for the Art & Antiques For Everyone exhibition, it will be my last fair of the year so make sure you attend if you cannot make the previous ones! For tickets and further information please do contact us.

National Exhibition Centre Save the Date Art and Antiques for Everyone

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

My wide gifted me an ancient Italian artefact. 

It was Rome-antique. 





Latest Acquisitions

Front overview of the KPM porcelain plaque featuring Cleopatra holding an asp COLLECTABLES

Antique KPM Porcelain Plaque ‘The Death of Cleopatra’

Front overview of the Antique French Sevres Ice Buckets


Antique Pair of Sevres Marked Ice Buckets Dated 1848

Front overview of the Jaeger LeCoultre Marina Atmos Clock in White


Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos ‘Marina’ Clock Circa 1970

Front overview of the French Champleve Clock Garniture


French Gilded & Champleve Clock Garniture Circa 1880

overview of the Antique French Napoleon III Ormolu Centrepiece


Antique French Sevres Porcelain Serving Dishes Dated 1840

Overview of the Antique Large Swiss Black Forest Wall Hung Bear Mirror


Rare Large Swiss Black Forest Carved Bear Mirror




In The Spotlight

Overview of the Alexandre Kelety Bronze Figure

Art Deco Bronze by Alexandre Kéléty


Close up of the snow scene taken from The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō by Utagawa Hiroshige

Our Japanese Bowl & The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō