To say the start of Autumn has woken up the antiques and art world from its Summer slumber would be an understatement, on the first few hours of the month our super quality large Kinkozan vase that featured in our exclusive members area found a new home with an existing collector in India, professionally crated, insured and shipped by ourselves I am pleased to say it arrived safely, and remarkably within five days, it is indeed a small world.
A romantic story also emerged in week one when we were contacted by a gentleman wishing to purchase our large Silver fruit bowl as a 30th anniversary Gift for his Japanese wife, apparently she had spotted it on our online gallery whilst on holiday, upon their return the husband duly purchased it for her, the feedback received following its arrival was most welcome.
As you may recall I took the difficult decision not to exhibit at any of the major fairs fairs this year, so as to dedicate further time to our online gallery and other exciting ventures soon to launch, however as a Lapada member I was approached to host an item on their legends gallery at the September fair in Berkley square, a large stand dedicated to dealers that maybe could not exhibit for the entire week but who wanted to showcase an item at the show, a fantastically successful initiative across the board, and personally for us as well, we hosted our Lifesize Rat and Pumpkin Okimono which has now been reserved for a new home with a Chinese collector.
I am now in a position to announce that the other exciting venture that has consumed many hours of my life this year is about to launch, 2Covet.com is an initiative that I have set up with another passionate dealer, alongside two industry leading experts in IT management, web design and build, the aim to give the opportunity for accredited dealers like ourselves to host their inventory in a professional and affordable format.
Using our marketplace at 2covet.com will prevent the need for dealers to have to cover up to 20-30% commissions from their asking prices just to fuel the costs that the larger corporate websites consume.
Our aim is to increase dealer profile , drive traffic to their galleries whilst reducing their overheads, an initiative built by dealers for dealers, the demand has been unprecedented, so much so we will be launching with some of the country’s most highly acclaimed dealers on board, see our holding page for further info here. I look forward to announcing the launch of this unique high quality shopping experience to my extensive client base imminently.
And if all the subscribed dealers follow that logic we will be starting from a very strong position.
Finally for this month our exclusive members area will feature a superb quality large Cloisonné enamel Koro firmly attributed to Honda Yosaburo.
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