The term ceramic covers a vast range of wares, including porcelain, earthenware, soft paste, pottery, terracotta, stoneware, bone china, majolica and Delftware. Commonly utilized to create functional objects for daily use, the category of ceramics and porcelain can include bowls, plates, teapots, kitchenware sets, vases, and figurines. Whether it’s your grandmother’s bone china tea set or an earthenware pot that you found at a car boot sale, our expert will provide you with a description of your item, including his views on origin, date, and value. If you'd like to get a ceramics and porcelain appraisal from our online specialist, simply upload a photograph and tell us any other details you know about the item.
Our Ceramics & Porcelain team
Our first expert has over thirty-five years experience as an auction house expert and professional valuer in several fields. He began his career at Sotheby's in London in 1971, leaving after five years to Bonham’s, where he joined their Ceramics and Works of Art Department, becoming head of the newly-formed European Ceramics department in 1978. He re-joined Sotheby’s in 1982, spending five years in Appraisals before being promoted to Head of the European Ceramics Department, and a Director of the company, in 1986. An experienced auctioneer, he took his first of many auctions for Sotheby's in 1986, and was made a Senior Director of the company in 1992. He continues to be an independent consultant to Sotheby’s.
After having worked for Phillips for many years, our second ceramics and porcelain expert joined Sotheby’s where he valued ceramics and glass from numerous famous collections and country houses. Active in London and in the regions, he is still involved in major appraisals in England and on the continent. His passion for the ceramics subject has made him one of the most knowledgeable and focused experts within this field.
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Useful & Related Links
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom: A to Z of Ceramics
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom: Course on Islamic Ceramics
Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada
The Wallace Collection, London, UK
Cité de la Céramique, Sèvres, France
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