The Brafa is back, with many ancient jewels. Here are the preview images ♦ ︎
The fastest enthusiasts have already started organizing the trip. From Saturday 27 January to Sunday 4 February 2018 the Brafa reopens, edition number 63, a major antiques show in Brussels. It is not necessary to add, for the fans, that the great antique dealers also include those specialized in jewelery. The Brafa is organized by the Association Foire des Antiquaires de Belgique, and has grown in recent years: the last edition has seen over 61,000 visits. At the 2018 appointment there will be 134 international galleries from 16 countries. To represent Italy, for example, will be the galleries Chiale Fine Art, Il Quadrifoglio-Brun Fine Art, Robertaebasta and Theatrum Mundi. Next to the Belgian Leysen, which will propose its latest creations, there are four galleries specialized in antique jewelry: Bernard Bouisset (France), Galerie Montaigne (Monaco), Chamarande and Epoque Fine Jewels (Belgium). The latter will exhibit an Art Nouveau pendant made by René Lalique in gold, diamonds and citrine quartz pendant decorated with enamels and glass panels engraved with images of two nymphs. Federico Graglia
The comment of the president of the Brafa, Harold t’Kint de Roodenbeke
We are particularly happy with the galleries selected for the 2018 edition. I think the quality level proposed this year is the highest ever, especially at an international level. For the first time, for the first time, we closed the memberships in June! We are not a fair organization and we want to keep the number of exhibitors in this dimension, focusing on quality. This excludes some countries, especially those that do not have medium-term planning habits, but helps us to keep the quality offered to visitors and our collectors high. In recent years, the request is such as to force us to anticipate full-booked. Now we are impatient to open the doors to our visitors.