Masterpiece London Sees Strong Sales
Bernard Shapero Rare Books sold 12 of their rare first edition maps during the first morning of Masterpiece and reported that Giorgio Armani and Mick Jagger amongst others stopped by to look. A rare John Adams Bowles's Map of England & Wales sold for a six figure sum.
Antique jewelry seller Sandra Cronan, whose jade junk brooch is shown at right, said that: "Masterpiece London is better than we could have possibly expected – it's like a phoenix rising from the ashes." The antiques show gathers objects from around the world with a total value of over £1 billion. Admission to the fair is £20.