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Police seek help on Ramsbury theft

09 March 2006

Following the multi-million pound raid on Ramsbury Manor, the Wiltshire, UK home of property developer Harry Hyams, on the evening of February 1 police are asking all those involved in the antiques trade for help in recovering the haul.

Ramsbury theft – police release more images

27 February 2006

More details have emerged of art and antiques stolen during the multi-million pound raid on Ramsbury Manor, home of property developer Harry Hyams, on the evening of February 1.


Seeing double

21 June 2005

YOU wait forever then two come along at once. The sentiment so often expressed about London buses could equally well apply to rare early 18th century Continental porcelain teapots.


Trade alert for double country house theft

06 July 2004

CONTINUING the recent spate of sophisticated country house thefts, valuable antiques were stolen from two homes in the south east of England in the space of a week last month.


Size diminished, quality undiluted say ceramics pioneers

03 June 2004

LITTLE wonder that London organisers Brian and Anna Haughton have such a soft spot for their annual International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, the 23rd of which will be staged from June 10 to 13 at The Commonwealth Centre in Kensington High Street, London W8.

Venue comes up trumps, now it’s a question of balance

24 June 2003

THE International Ceramics Fair and Seminar organised by Brian and Anna Haughton, is now a venerable institution. In its 22 years, it has established a worldwide reputation for top-notch English, Continental and Asian ceramics that are sold against a backdrop of a lecture series by leading specialists in their field that are enjoyed by serious collectors, museum curators and other academics.

...and still to come

24 June 2003

One of the highlights of the English porcelain section of Sotheby’s Olympia’s ceramics sale on July 3 will be a group of pieces from the celebrated Duke of Gloucester Service produced by the Worcester factory c.1775. The service is said to have been made for William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh and Earl of Connaught (1743-1805), younger brother of George III.