Obituaries (print edition)


Memorial services: Brian Watson and John Spink

12 June 2023

A memorial service will be held to remember the late antiques dealer Brian Watson on Thursday June 15, at 3.30pm, at St Faiths Crematorium, Manor Road, Horsham St Faith, NR10 3LF, just outside Norwich.


Obituary: Michael (Micky) Shephard (1941-2023)

12 June 2023

My older brother Michael Shephard sadly passed away on Friday, May 26, 2023, aged 81.

Obituary: Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville

22 May 2023

It would be hard to overstate Peter Brooke’s contribution to the British art market.


Obituary: ceramics dealer Richard Barker (1950-2023)

08 May 2023

I am very sorry to report the death of Chinese and Japanese ceramics dealer and expert Richard Barker at the age of 72.


Obituaries: Edward Smith and Eberhard Kornfeld

24 April 2023

Edward Smith passed away peacefully on January 16, 2023 after a short illness. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends


Obituary: Horology specialist Phillip Gale (1947-2023)

17 April 2023

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Phillip John Gale (FBHI) who died peacefully, after a short illness, on February 21, 2023. His death represents a great loss to horology.


Obituary: Mark Kenneth Marchant (1935-2023)

20 March 2023

Mark Marchant was born in 1935 and grew up in Sevenoaks, Kent.


Obituary: Hugo Morley-Fletcher (1940-2022)

06 March 2023

Hugo Morley-Fletcher has died aged 82. The former director of Christie’s, appointed aged 29 as head of the ceramics department, he was also an early and long-running member of television’s Antiques Roadshow, an author, father, gardener and horseman.


Obituary: Chinese works of art dealer Alan Hartman (1930-2023)

06 March 2023

What makes a good antiques dealer?


Obituary: antiques dealer Maura Lyons

06 February 2023

Maura Lyons, formerly Maura Henry, died peacefully at home after a short illness and stay in hospital on December 23, 2022.


Obituary: Marian Millin (1933-2022)

06 February 2023

Without my dearest mum taking a table top in a grotty shop opposite Alfies in Church Street NW8 in April 1969, I would not be writing this article because that move triggered my interest and led me on a path of which I am still on today!


Obituary: Ceramics dealer and Shakespearean actor Michael Graham

16 January 2023

It’s with regret that I report that Michael Graham, the well-known partner in the long-established firm, Graham & Oxley, died on November 25.

Obituary: Frank Dux (1932-2022)

19 December 2022

Sadly, but not unexpectedly at the age of 90, Frank Dux passed away on November 18, 2022.


Obituary: David Rogers Jones (1942-2022)

19 December 2022

From Ben Rogers Jones of Welsh auction house Rogers Jones & Co

Memorial service – Frank Dux

12 December 2022

A memorial for Frank Dux, of Frank Dux Antiques in Bath, will take place at 11am on December 21 at the North Wiltshire Crematorium near Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 8ET.

Obituary: Scientific instruments dealer Peter Delehar

28 November 2022

It is with the greatest sadness, that his family has announced that their brother Peter Delehar died after a short illness on October 7 at the age of 78.


Obituary: Glass dealer and chandelier expert Martin Mortimer (1928-2022)

21 November 2022

It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of Martin Mortimer on October 1 following a challenging short illness. He passed away peacefully at home aged 94.


Obituary: Antiques dealer Danny Robinson

31 October 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce Danny Robinson has passed away peacefully after a short stay in hospital at the age of 84.


Obituary: Glass dealer Shane Theophilus

31 October 2022

We are sad to announce the sudden death of Shane Theophilus (August 23, 1954-October 22, 2022).


Obituary - Roger Clarke (April 1, 1942-October 16, 2022)

24 October 2022

We are very sorry to inform that Roger Clarke passed away on Sunday, October 16, after a short illness in Mallorca.