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Giles’ 18th century china painting workshop

27 May 2008

Stockspring Antiques will host a loan exhibition entitled The Early James Giles and his Contemporary London Decorators from June 5 to 17 at 114 Kensington Church Street, London.


Would love a cup of tea

17 June 2006

Rare and significant works of art from the Old World will just occasionally surface, unrecorded, in the New.


Giles factor sends decanter to £13,000

09 June 2004

Auctioneer Richard Bromell of Charterhouse Auctions (15% buyer’s premium), Sherborne had listened with reserved interest to a client who described a gilt blue glass decanter in his possession “almost identical” to a pair catalogued as in the manner of James Giles c.1770 that had featured in a 1968 edition of Country Life.


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.


19 April 2004

It is not unusual for an auctioneer to receive enquiries from members of the public who have seen items ‘identical’ to theirs in a newspaper, a magazine or on television. In reality the Queen Anne walnut chest turns out to be a 1920s reproduction worth £100 – but, yes, they do look almost identical.

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.