21 December 2017

Last Minute Christmas Gifts at Grays

English Chad Valley Bear, pre-1952 with Original Blue Bow. Available at All You Can Bear

The clock is ticking and there are only three days to go until Christmas, but don't worry last minute shoppers, we are here to help!

We've hand picked a beautiful selection of unique pieces - for him, for her, for friends, for children... for anybody who deserves something extra special.

Grays Antiques is located less than a minutes' walk from Bond Street tube station a stones throw from Oxford Street. We are home to dealers in everything from jewels, gems, fine silver, fine art and porcelain, to Islamic and Oriental art, vintage fashion and antique toys.

We are open Friday the 22nd from 10am-6pm and Saturday the 23rd from 11am-4pm. Let the hunt begin !

Chinese Canton Enamel Quatrefoil Tea Caddy, c.1736-95. Available at Guest and Gray

Regency 18ct Gold Micro Mosaic Earrings Depicting Birds and Butterflies. Available at The Antique Jewellery Company 

Art Deco Aquamarine and Diamond Ring. Available at Saul Greenstein

Meissen Ornament Depicting 'Leda and the Swan' c.1745. Available at Serhat Ahmet

French Multi-Stone Pendant with Tourmaline and Mint Quartz, set in 18ct Gold. Available at Horton London

American Crystal Cufflinks with Racehorse Paintings set in Gold, c1910. Available at Nigel Norman

French Egyptian Fan Design Cufflinks, 18ct gold, Cartier c.1960. Available at Jan Havlik Fine Jewels

Vintage Gucci Handbag. Available at June Victor
Mughal Indian Silver Tray, c.1740. Available at Joseph Cohen

14 December 2017

Glassblowing By Candlelight : Thursday 14th of December

 London Glassblowing Studio at 62-66 Bermondsey Street, Offering displays of glassblowing plus the sale of Peter Layton's signed pieces of decorative glass.

British artist Peter Layton is one of the world's most widely acclaimed glass artists, credited with invigorating the glass art market in London and abroad from his studio in Bermondsey. 

Glass Art aficionados or anyone with an interest in craft, showmanship and display, can RSVP to a special Christmas-themed evening tonight, 'Glassblowing By Candlelight'.

From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Peter Layton and the London Glassblowing team will host a festive evening of music, mulled wine and mince pies, as well as wonderful glass gift ideas. Enter your name in the Bauble Lucky Dip to win a chance to make a bauble in the studio this evening.

View and purchase wonderful Christmas gifts from Peter Layton and resident artists, as well as work from invited guest artists, including Amanda Simmons, Philip Vallentin, Jonathan Rogers, Stephen Foster, Morag Reekie and Ruth Shelley.

Guests will have the opportunity to browse fabulous creative treasures in the gallery, or find a studio piece at the sale table.

Those who may miss tonight's festivities can see Whats On at London Glassblowing in the future, and can also pop in to visit Aurum here at Grays, who have a special working relationship with Peter Layton, and talk passionately about his work whilst offering a wonderful selection of his pieces.

We have selected some of our favourites from their range below...

Glass Vase in 'Hockney' Design, Signed by Peter Layton. Prices start from £780.00. Offered By Aurum

Glass Bottle with Stopper in 'Reef' Design, Signed by Peter Layton. Prices start from £195.00. Offered by Aurum

Glass Vase in 'Pointilist' Design, Signed by Peter Layton. Prices start from £645.00. Offered by Aurum

Glass Vase in 'High Grove' Design, Signed by Peter Layton. Prices start from £440.00. Offered by Aurum

Glass Vase in 'Pollock' Design, Signed by Peter Layton. Prices Start from £780.00. Offered by Aurum.

7 December 2017

Christmas Table

Turn your table into a stunning display using elegant antique pieces and festive accents. Christmas is a time for magical splendour. Accessorise with luxe touches, and of course a touch of rich greenery and glitter!

Shop our Christmas table accessories, decorations, and centerpieces to make your festive table and dining room stand out.

Silver basket for candied sweets after dinner, 1791, London. Available at Hallmark Antiques

19th century Meissen porcelain centrepiece depicts The Three Graces of Greek mythology holding aloft an intricate decorated plate. Available at K & M Antiques

Cat & dog salt & pepper shakers, silver and glass, continental. Available at Jack Podlewski

Art Nouveau cups and saucers by KPM Berlin. Available from Serhat Ahmet

Solid 925 silver candlesticks, made by Crichton Brothers (Lionel Alfred Crichton) in Old Bond Street London 1939. Available at AMS Antiques
19th century Japanese Imari Fish Dishes, c1880. Available at Wheatley Antiques
Silver etched jug 1900-1910. Available at Evonne Antiques 

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