Thursday, 20 April 2017

Dazzling Diamonds

We've all heard the the old adage, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend," and with its brilliance, scintillation & dispersion it's easy to see why. Diamonds, the most popular gemstone, are also the symbol for steadfast love. Another slogan we've heard many times is that, “a diamond is forever.” This is because of the stone’s symbol of deep, everlasting love, as well as the fact that it’s the hardest substance known on earth.

The diamond is also the stone that marks the 60th anniversary of marriage, and is the birthstone for the month of April. Here's a beautifully curated collection of dazzling diamonds available at Alfies.



Old cut diamond (approx 1.2 ct.) on 18ct white gold. Available from Pars Jewellery.

18ct diamond bracelet. French. c1860s. Available from Kieron Rielly.

18ct white gold and diamond ring. Available from Gareth Brooks.

1900-1910 Lizard brooch in 18ct gold with rose cut diamonds. Offered by Pari's Jewellery.

Georgian ruby & diamond ring. 18ct. Offered by Zeeba Jewels.




Thursday, 13 April 2017

Easter Treats at Alfies

Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday following the full moon, it has been called a moveable feast because it doesn’t fall on a set date every year. It is a significant religious event which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, however, it also has a commercial side as evidenced by the mounds of chocolate eggs and bunny or chick shaped sweets that appear in stores each spring. 

At Alfies, you'll find lots of Easter/Spring themed items - not of the confectionary kind!

Durability jam pot, c 1903. Offered by Beth.

Vintage ceramic salt & pepper chicks, offered by Robinson Antiques.

A Shelley Coffee set with English Rose design, c1930s.
Comprising of a coffee pot, 6 cups & saucers and a milk jug, offered by W&L Antiques.


Chinese snuff bottle with crane amidst blossoms design, c1930, offered by Horner Antiques.
Vintage Limoges porcelain egg, offered by Hayman & Hayman.


A Corona Harley Art Deco teapot c1930, offered by Beth.

A Royal Winton buttercheese dish, 1930s, offered by W & L Antiques.

A Russian 19th Century icon painting of the resurrection, offered by Diplomat Treasures International.


Easter Opening Hours

GOOD FRIDAY: CLOSED
SATURDAY: 10AM - 6PM
EASTER SUNDAY: CLOSED
EASTER MONDAY: CLOSED

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Depictions of Spring in Painting

The Spring landscape has always been an inspiration for artists throughout history, from Renoir through to Monet and Van Gogh. This particular time of year has informed some incredibly famous pieces of art, still being a widely referenced subject matter in the modern world. The vibrancy of colours and ever changing light during this season are characteristics often focused on within painting and since it's a time where the land is changing and developing, allows for a huge variety of interpretations by artists.

It’s quite clear that nature continues to be a huge source of inspiration and so with this in mind, along with the recent emergence of sunshine, we thought we would look for some of our own Spring inspired artwork here at Alfies.

Oil on board Impressionist style painting, late 20th Century. Signed Bere. Offered by John Cserny Fine Arts
Oil on board, 1960s. Signed Alan Hudson. Offered by i Fine & Contemporary Art
Old Haycock vegetable garden, oil on canvas, 1950s. Signed Christopher Sanders. Offered by Robert McKoy Fine Arts
English watercolour painting, early 20th Century. Signed E. Mould. Offered by John Cserny Fine Arts

Oil on canvas, 1950s. Signed D. Bereny. Offered by John Cserny Fine Arts
Garden Flowers, oil on board, 1970s. Signed India Duncan. Offered by i Fine & Contemporary Arts
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