Ceramics Fair kicks off New York Antiques Week

NEW YORK — The New York Ceramics Fair again kicks off New York City’s Winter Antiques Week with the season’s first opening preview Tuesday, Jan. 22 in the Grand Ballroom of the Bohemian National Hall, home of the Czech Consulate, 321 East 73rd Street between 1st and 2nd Ave. The 5-9 p.m. preview Jan. 22 is $90 per person and offers a “first look” at this year’s Fair with hors d’oeuvres catered by HOSPODA, the popular Czech restaurant located in the Bohemian National Hall.

In addition to a show floor filled by 30 outstanding galleries and dealers specializing in important pottery, glass and porcelain, the Fair offers one of the the most distinguished ceramics lecture series in the U.S.

This 17/18th century restored Delft tulip vase is one type of ceramic pieces you’ll find at the Ceramics Fair Jan. 22 (Photo courtesy Antiques van Geenen)

The 2013 Lecture Series, again sponsored by The Chipstone Foundation, is currently being booked and will be presented in the recently renovated first floor Cinema, which can accommodate 60. Lecture tickets are $10 per lecture plus show admission of $20 (run of show). Series tickets for three lectures can be purchased for $25 plus show admission.

Bohemian National Hall is just two blocks from Sotheby’s and only nine blocks from the Park Avenue Armory. The Fair is staged in its 4th floor Grand Ballroom and surrounding balcony.

The Ceramics Fair’s regular hours are Wednesday, Jan. 23 through Saturday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. General admission for the run of the Fair is $20, with a color catalog included.

Produced by Caskey Lees Inc., Topanga, Calif., the New York Ceramics Fair is a vetted Fair at which collectors may purchase with confidence

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