Guest & Gray has been established for over 40 years and is widely recognised for its expertise in the field of antique ceramics and works of art.
The gallery in Mayfair has over a thousand pieces of antique ceramics and works of art on display. The collection largely consists of Chinese porcelain and works of art from the Han through to the Qing dynasties, with a particular emphasis on Ming ceramics, Kangxi blue and white porcelain, famille-verte porcelain and famille-rose porcelain. Guest & Gray also deals in antique Japanese porcelain, lacquer, metalwork and ivory.
Guest & Gray also have a large collection of European ceramics including Meissen, Italian maiolica, Dutch Delft and English Delft, as well as examples of Hispano-Moresque, Faience and Westerwald. In addition, examples of decorative arts from the Islamic world such as Iznik tiles and Indian miniature paintings are on offer.
As well as exhibiting at the International Ceramic Fair for over twenty years, Guest & Gray has sold items to numerous museums and notable collectors such as Sir Michael Butler, whose famous collection of 17th century porcelain is unsurpassed. His catalogues are strongly recommended.
Our gallery is open Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, though viewing by appointment may be arranged on Saturdays.
We are happy to recommend books from our extensive library relating to early ceramics, including antique Chinese, Japanese and European porcelain and pottery. A number of articles by collectors and leading academics may also be of interest. Suggested reading material can also be found on our website, including a substantial annotated bibliography of Chinese ceramics produced for us by Margaret Medley, one-time curator of the Percival David Collection at the British Museum.
Please feel free to contact us to discuss your collecting interests or if you are interested in a possible investment (£200,000 minimum). If you cannot speak English and wish to be telephoned in a different language please provide us with your telephone number and a convenient time for you to receive our call.