D. Turi Antique Shows announces the 3rd annual one-day antiques event in Morris Township, New Jersey. The Summer Antiques Expo will take place on July 26 at the William G. Mennen Sports Arena. The air conditioned facility is conveniently located with easy access to routes 287, 202 and 10. There will be fifty-plus dealers showing everything from country Americana to jewelry and collectible porcelain to Oriental carpets, and more.
David Weidner of Dark Flowers Antiques specializes in fine Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Arts & Crafts pottery and porcelain. Of the hand-painted porcelain from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Weidner explained, “We developed a love for hand-painted, signed and dated porcelain that was very popular in the late 1880's through the 1940's known as "china decorating". Many times, these pieces originated as porcelain blanks, manufactured in Europe and were imported into the US and Canada for women and men to paint. In addition, the Ceramic Art Company, Lenox Belleek and Willets Belleek from New Jersey also sold blank porcelain for china decorators. During World War I, porcelain and pottery blanks from Japan were more readily available and so were utilized by the china decorators during that time. Many times clubs were formed and competitions held among the artists. Pattern publications were issued, such as Keramic Studio Magazine, which provided patterns and instructions on china decorating, so there will be similar designs and patterns, but being hand-painted, each item is unique and one of a kind. When we find the patterns of our items in Keramic Studio Magazine, we note that in the listing. We feel china decorating is a lost art form, and so are drawn to the aesthetic beauty of the items.”
Mary Ann and Grant Wyckoff of Newtown, PA, are known as Roadrunner Antiques & Collectibles. They will bring a variety of antiques, including paintings, Limoges porcelain, and pottery, Majolica, trinket boxes, silver, glassware, and primitives. Of particular note are two spool cabinets, one dating from 1860 and the other from 1930. Both are in great condition with all of the original lettering still intact. Also in this booth you will find several exquisite English balance scales, made of mahogany and enclosed in glass. They are delicate pieces, and were used for precious metals, pharmaceuticals, and gems. In the art pottery department, The Wyckoffs will have some spectacular examples of American Rookwood and Weller pottery, and English Moorcroft. A boxed ladies’ dressing set from the late 19th century has silver and glass pieces including a hand mirror, bottles for scents, creams, and powder, manicure items, and other necessities. And be sure to look for an elegant Villeroy & Bosch Mettlach coffee set with a tall coffeepot and matching mugs. The booth will be full of these and other surprises from the past.
If you are looking for Oriental rugs, Darius Nemati of Nemati Collection will be returning for the second year. He is known for antique and vintage Oriental rugs, as well as contemporary styles.
A highlight of the show will be Restoration by Louis. The owner, Louis Pirello, specializes in pottery and porcelain restoration, and prides himself on his meticulous methods of matching colors and glazes. Unlike many restorers, he assures his clients that he will not discolor or overspray their valued pieces. He will be set up on site to do repairs, so bring in your broken china and let him have a look.
So mark your calendars for July 26, 2020, at the William G. Mennen Sports Arena (a Facility of Morris County Parks Commission), 161 East Hanover Ave. Morris Township, NJ 07950, for a great day of antiquing.