An extremely rare and important ballet costume that featured in Sergei Diaghilev's production of Scheherazade performed by the world famous Ballet Russes in Paris in 1910 will be a major attraction when it goes on sale at The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, 26th - 28th January 2018.
Designed by Leon Baskt (1866-1924), the costume is in good condition and belongs to exhibitor Ruth Cope, who exhibits as Granta Fine Art from Cambridge. The costume has been in her personal collection for many years and was verified by Sotheby's in 1999. Now it is on sale for £18,500. Says Ruth: 'This is an important piece of Russian and French ballet history from Diaghilev and is sure to appeal to collectors around the world'.
Sergei Diaghilev (1872-1979) is one of the most famous names in the history of ballet. He was a well-known Russian art critic, patron, ballet impresario and founder of the Ballets Russes.
The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair features 40 dealers offering for sale Georgian and Victorian dining furniture, Edwardian leather settees, silver candelabra, English Studio pottery, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco vases and Art Nouveau bronze sculpture, Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair offers plenty of choice for interior designer, the seasoned collector and first-time collector. In addition, there is a range of exquisite personal gifts including exquisite antique jewellery, watches, mid-20th century designer jewellery and accessories.
The Fair brings together many dealers from the north of England. Sutcliffe Galleries and Walker Galleries from Harrogate promise paintings by local artists, old and new. Also, showing paintings will be Rowles Fine Art from Ludlow, with landscape works and 20th century artists including L.S.Lowry; and Yorkshire dealers Ellis Fine Art.
PHOTO CALL: 10am FRIDAY 26th January, The Pavilions of Harrogate, Gt. Yorkshire Showground.
For the full press release see : Ballet Costume at Harrogate Fair Press Release Jan 18