We have been established for over 40 years and are widely known for our expertise in antique ceramics. Our stock of over 1000 pieces of antique ceramics and porcelain consists primarily of antique Chinese porcelain and works of art from the Han dynasty through to the Qing dynasty. Most our Chinese pieces are Qing but with an emphasis on Kangxi blue and white porcelain, there is also a selection of antique Japanese porcelain, Meissen, antique Italian maiolica, antique Dutch delft and pottery of all kinds from most European countries including Germany, Spain (Hispano Moresque) and France. We also have a few Middle Eastern pieces such as Iznik dishes. Our price range is £50 to £50,000. Unlike many of our competitors we publish our prices.
We exhibited at the International Ceramic Fair for over twenty years where we sold to a good many museums.
One of our most long-standing customers was Sir Michael Butler whose famous collection of 17th century porcelain is unsurpassable. His catalogues are strongly recommended.
Margaret Medley, one-time curator of the Percival David Collection, produced an annotated bibliography of Chinese ceramics for us which can be seen on our website. Since this was written many years ago we have added further reading material to various sections of our catalogue.
If you contact us we are happy to recommend books from our extensive library relating to any early ceramics that are of interest to you, including not only Chinese and Japanese porcelain but also European ceramics and in particular Italian Maiolica and Meissen.
We believe that the links provided to various Museum collections around the world are well-worth investigation. If you can suggest further links, please let us know.
Feel free to telephone and discuss your collecting interests. If you cannot speak English and wished to be telephoned in a different language please let us have your telephone number and a convenient time for you to receive our call.
For an investor with £200,000 or more to invest and some knowledge of the type of material they wish to invest in we offer the opportunity of the investor making recommended purchases on the basis that we will be allowed to resell them on the investor’s behalf. The investor always has ownership until his item/s are sold for an agreed price. For further details please contact us. We make this offer since there are more buying opportunities in antique Chinese and other early ceramics than we have funds to invest.