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Koopman Rare Art

Fine Antique Silver, Gold Boxes, Jewellery, Objet D'Art
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Koopman Rare Art is one of the world’s leading dealers specialising in antique silver, gold boxes, and jewellery. Founded by brothers Jacques and Eddy Koopman in 1952, the gallery has been under the directorship of Lewis Smith and Timo Koopman for that last thirty years and today holds the same strong focus on dealing with the best quality works of art by the most renowned silversmiths and finest craftsmen.

As London’s pre-eminent antique silver dealers, Koopman Rare Art has been instrumental in the formation of some of the most celebrated collections of antique silver in the world, including those of HE MM Al Tajir, the collection of the AH Whitely Trust (now housed in various museums), and the private collection of the late Kerry Packer, Australia. In addition, they have dealt with many of the most important silver objects in existance, such as, the famous Shield of Achilles, The Lequesne Coffee Pot and the Turtle Soup Tureen both by Paul De Lamerie, as well as the magnificent De Lamerie Maynard Dish which now part of the Cahn collection.

They have held many prominent exhibitions, namely Art in Industry: The Silver of Paul Storr, such as the Paul Storr, 2015 – the first exhibition solely devoted to the life’s work and legacy of the Royal Silversmith Paul Storr. They continue to collaborate with major institutions globally and have both sold to and arranged loans of important antique silver to (leading) museums, such as The Metropolitan Museum New York, The Victoria & Albert Museum London, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Ashmolean Oxford and The St Louis Art Museum, to name just a few.

Koopman Rare Art have a wide international client base and have been associated with collectors in the Americas, Asia and Europe for over 40 years. They also participate in large-scale annual antique fairs across the world, including Masterpiece London, TEFAF Maastricht, Fine Art Asia Hong Kong, and The Winter Show New York.

Insights From The Exhibitor

Here at Koopman Rare Art, we are fortunate enough to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful objects in the world. To be able to share such treasures adds to our joy of temporary ownership.

From the smallest Queen Anne taperstick to the largest Regency mirror plateau, all of our pieces have been carefully selected as the most representative examples of taste and elegance throughout different historical periods and styles. We invite you to visit our gallery and preview our collection online where you may discover a wealth of information about each incredible piece.

We encourage you to get in contact should you see something of interest - it is always a pleasure to assist our fellow decorative art enthusiasts. Find further inspiration on our website blog and be sure to stay up to date with our latest events and acquisitions via our website and social media.

Exhibitions

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Paul Storr - An exhibition of his Life's Work
A true insight into the exquisite masterpieces crafted by Paul Storr throughout his career.
London
Oct 13–31, 2015
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The Classical Ideal. English Silver, 1760-1840
This was the first ever exhibition to be devoted to English neo-classical silver.
London
May 1–29, 2010
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Royal Goldsmiths: The Art of Rundell & Bridge 1797-1843
An exhibition devoted to the work of Royal Goldsmiths Phillip Rundell and John Bridge.
Koopman Rare Art
Jan 1–31, 2005

Artists

  • Archambo Peter
  • Angell Joseph
  • Auguste Robert-Joseph
  • Boucheron Frederic
  • Bolin
  • Bautte & Cie
  • Böhm Hermann
  • Buccellati
  • Boivin René
  • Benjamin & James Smith
  • Boulton Matthew
  • Bridge John
  • Barnard Edward
  • Bateman William
  • Boulton & Fothergill
  • Biennais Martin-Guillaume
  • Brandt Reynier
  • Blerzy Joseph-Etienne
  • Blerzy Joseph-Etienne
  • Bastier Charles Le
  • Cartier
  • Christofle & Cie
  • Courtauld Samuel
  • Crespin Paul
  • Crespel Sebastian
  • Elkington & Co
  • Cafe John
  • Courtauld Augustine
  • Digby Scott & Benjamin Smith
  • Edward James and William Barnard
  • Fabergé
  • Farrell Edward
  • Feline Edward
  • Garrard Robert
  • Hillan Christian
  • Henin & Cie
  • Hennell Samuel
  • Klinkosch JC
  • Kandler Charles Frederick
  • Lamerie Paul de
  • Le Sage John Hugh
  • Laver Benjamin
  • Odiot Jean-Baptiste Claude
  • Pitts William
  • Preedy Joseph
  • Pantin Simon
  • Platel Pierre
  • Plummer Michael
  • Pitts Thomas
  • Puiforcat Jean E.
  • Robert Hennell
  • Rundell Philip
  • Smith Benjamin
  • Storr Paul
  • Vanders C.J.
  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • Willaume I David
  • Wakelin & Parker
  • Wickes George