Laura Bordignon Antiques

Contact Information
Contact
Laura Bordignon
Address
PO Box 6247,
Finchingfield, Essex, CM7 4ER,
England
Opening hours
Open by appointment only
Landline
+44 (0)1371 811791
Mobile
+44 (0)7778 787929
Fax
+44 (0)1371 811792
Fairs
BADA Fair, Summer Olympia, Winter Olympia
Email
Website
Established
1991
Elected to membership
2000


About Laura Bordignon Antiques

Italian-born Laura Bordignon has been an antique dealer since 1991 and began to specialise in Japanese art, particularly metalwork and ivory okimono carvings from the Meiji period, of which she has developed a significant knowledge. As a result she has been consulted by an international clientele, advising collectors on how to expand their existing collections as well as starting new ones. She was elected to BADA membership in 2000.

She is a Council member of the British Antique Dealers' Association since 2007, having also served as its Treasurer (2009-2011). For 5 years she held the post of BADA Regional Representative for Eastern England (2007-2012) and has been Chairman of the BADA Fair for two years (2012-2014). She is currently a Director of the BADA Fair.

Laura's detailed knowledge allowed her recently to write the book titled "The Golden Age of Japanese Okimono," a long time ambition of hers. As very little has been published on the subject the book introduces readers to the most comprehensive study of Japanese Okimono artists active during the Meiji Period (1868-1912). Beautifully illustrated with over 200 photographs of Japanese ivory carvings, bronzes and shibayama objects from the Dr A.M Kanter Collection, guidance is given to help collectors identify the different materials used for these carvings from ivory and walrus to hippo and bone, as well as the various metalwork and shibayama techniques. In addition the book gives an invaluable insight into Japanese mythology that is essential for understanding these exquisite, intricate and often humorous pieces. The various signature marks are reproduced alongside English translation an essential reference to help collectors, dealers and scholars identify pieces. She also gives collectors and enthusiasts tips on how to care for these fine objects created by the highly skilled Japanese craftsmen during the Meiji Era.

Elected to BADA membership for European ivories, Japanese ivories and bronzes.