John Jones & TM Lighting launch an innovative limited edition display case at Christie’s

John Jones & TM Lighting launch an innovative limited edition display case at Christie’s

John Jones were delighted to join forces with TM Lighting to host an engaging conversation ‘Displaying Art’ at the Christie’s South Kensington saleroom on 31st January 2015. The event coincideded with the stellar preview of Christie’s major South Kensington sale, Impressionism/Modern & Picasso Ceramics and provided expert insight into the effective art of display; incorporating framing, lighting and protection of artworks post-purchase.

John Jones were delighted to join, TM Lighting, pioneers of a new generation of LED technology for the art world bringing museum-grade lighting to the home, to provide practical advice in an engaging lecture, ‘Displaying Art’. The talk informed collectors about the importance of choosing the appropriate high-quality LED lighting and conservation grade framing to enhance the aesthetic value whilst protecting the artwork and to make long-term environmental and economic savings.

Natalie Radziwill, Head of Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art at Christie’s South Kensington recognised a need to introduce expert advice about how to display and light artwork to buyers, “a key aspect of the final purchase decision for private buyers at auction is their ability to visualise where the artwork will fit into their home and how to present their new treasure to its greatest potential with ease”.

Christie’s called upon John Jones and TM Lighting, specialists in our respective fields of artwork framing and lighting to share our knowledge with the Christie’s buyers in an accessible, clear and user-friendly way.

Radziwill comments, “we chose the sale of Picasso Ceramics to introduce the practical ideas of displaying art as the price range of the sale is very accessible, starting at just £500, attracting a broad audience of new collectors keen to become considered curators of their own art collections and to garner as much advice as possible about how to translate their artwork seamlessly from the saleroom to the home.”

In addition to practical advice, John Jones collaborated with TM Lighting to develop an innovative Limited Edition ‘John Jones & TM Lighting Display Case’. The design incorporates a luxurious handcrafted plinth with the highest quality Optium Perspex case to frame and protect three-dimensional artworks such as sculpture and ceramics, with an integrated high colour rendition LED lighting system. The product has been built as a modular object with a contained power source, allowing the top section to be displayed on either a tabletop or the freestanding plinth.

All display case sales enquiries should be directed to Matthew Cooper:

T 020 7561 8165

At Christie’s, the Display Case showcased how to present a ceramic jug. Integrated LED lighting uplight the piece from all sides, emitting no UV or infrared rays and most importantly, being in enclosed proximity to the work no forward heat is given out. For the sale, Christie’s has brought together over 130 paintings, drawings and sculptures and approximately 70 Picasso ceramics and sculptures to be on view from 31st January and available to buy at auction on 6th February. With prices starting from £500, the sale presents attractive opportunities for new and established collectors to acquire artworks by some of the leading artists of the 20th century.

Highlights include;

λ214 - PABLO PICASSO, (1881-1973), Oiseaux et Poissons, (A.R. 291), unglazed painted white earthenware vase, Height: 19 in. (50 cm.), Conceived in 1955 and executed in a numbered edition of 25, £40,000-60,000. (Pictured above.)

λ227- PABLO PICASSO, (1881-1973), Tête d’homme aux cheveux longs, (A.R.598), engraved terracotta plaque, 12 o x 12 o in. (31.1 x 31.1 cm.), Conceived in December 1968 to January 1969 and executed in a numbered edition of 200, £2,000-3,000.

PROPERTY FROM A NOTABLE COLLECTION, λ14 - BERNARD BUFFET, (1928-1999), Bouquet de fleurs dans un pot à lait oil on canvas, 39 o x 21 Ω in. (99.8 x 54.7 cm.), Painted in 1954, £30,000-50,000. PROVENANCE: Arthur Tooth & Sons, London. Anonymous sale, Sotheby’s, London, 30 June 1983, lot 400. Galerie Tamenaga, Tokyo. Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1984.This work is sold with a photocertificate from Galerie Maurice Garnier and is recorded in their Bernard Buffet Archives. | |


Impressionism/Modern & Picasso Ceramics - London, South Kensington


Friday 6th February at 10:30am


London, South Kensington

Jan 31 11am - 5pm

Feb 1 11am - 5pm

Feb 2 9am - 7:30pm

Feb 3 9am - 5pm

Feb 4 9am - 5pm

Feb 5 9am - 5pm


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