'O all you who pass by the way, attend and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow', made in December 1511. A Beauvais dish depicting Christ and the instruments of the passion. Possibly the only
example of this model outside of a French institution. Read More
Hoppestyn after an Yixing model, Delft, 1679-86, Het Moriaenshooft Factory. Perhaps fewer than seventy marked Hoppesteyn pieces are recorded. This is the only teapot that we have found with the mark for Jacob Wemmersz Hoppesteyn. Read More
Terra Lemnia. Made under instructions from the Ottoman Sultans from clay excavated for only six hours every year on the Island of Lemnos in the Aegean. Celebrated for their healing properties, examples can be found in the great Kunstkammers of Europe. Read More
Chelsea, circa 1753/54. Surprisingly few tureens survive from early Chelsea dinner services, perhaps it was considered more practical to make them of silver. Only one other of this model appears to be recorded. Read More
In May this year, it was thirty years since we left Christie's to establish our dealership. Now that Henry has joined us we are on course for the next thirty. Our very first purchases were three nineteenth century Welsh ladies beaver-skin stove pipe hats, in Ludlow. We sold them on Portobello Road the next weekend. Thank you for the support over all these years and we look forward to seeing you at Art Antiques London.
In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Japanese porcelain, we are arranging the loan of a recently discovered pair of Meissen Vases to an Exhibition in the Japanese Embassy, this will coincide with the opening of 'Made in Japan: Kakiemon and 400 years of porcelain' at the British Museum. Errol will be lecturing on Europe's response to Kakiemon influence at the Northern Ceramic Circle Summer School, 9-11th August.