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A really charming pair of Italian hand carved electrified blackamoor torcheres 36 inches high mid 20th century £650.00
This summers' Olympia again saw a marvelously eclectic display on the Country Life - LAPADA Object of the Year Competition. The final 15 competitors' works of art were on show for all the visitors to admire and many a conversation could be heard speculating over who the winner would be. And, after receiving a wonderful mix of objects of such a high standard, it was not with difficulty that the judges reached their decision. First Prize went jointly to Peter Petrou, for their Colander Table by Daniel Rohr and McKenna & Co, for their medieval silver shield-shaped seal, second to Witney Antiques for their Battle of Britain Lace Panel and third to Didier Ltd, for their Ziggurat by the post-war artist Joe Tilson.
An addition to this year's competition is the fantastic colour postcard catalogue that comes with 63 usable cards illustrating all the objects entered into the competition; it also includes season tickets which allow free entry to over 21 fairs across the UK, including the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, 21-25 September. For more information please contact the LAPADA Office on – 020 7823 3511, or you can purchase the catalogue on-line at www.lapada-object-of-the-year.com
Polo is widely regarded as the oldest game known to man. The origins of the sport stretch so far back that they are lost in the mists of antiquity. History records that the ancient Persians played it 2,500 years ago while the Chinese lay claim to a Polo tradition dating back several thousand years. In all probability these ancient civilizations adopted the sport from the Central Asian nomads who roamed the vast plains of the continent on horse back. Historical references to Polo date from the reign of Alexander the Great when it served as a training exercise for the Persian cavalry. As Alexander and other conquerors swept across Asia, they carried the game with them and it was in India, six centuries later, that Polo was played for the first time by British tea planters. They in turn brought the sport back to England in 1869 from where the game began its rapid ascent in popularity across the world - an ascent that continues to this day.
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