HENRY Sandon, the acknowledged leading authority on Worcester porcelain, has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London. The ceremony took place at the Guildhall on February 28, where Mr Sandon then gave the annual Ravenscroft lecture at Glaziers Hall SE1, an event staged by the Glass-Sellers’ Company.

An expert on a wide range of pottery and porcelain, Mr Sandon’s lecture is part of a series named in honour of the 17th-century inventor of lead crystal, George Ravenscroft.