John Sandon, former Bonhams director of glass and ceramics.

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He will continue his relationship with the firm as a consultant and adviser to long-standing customers and appear as an expert on the BBC Antiques Roadshow.

“What’s been nicest is I’ve always combined my hobby with my work” he told ATG. "Being in London at the top of our game, handling the best porcelain in the world, one couldn’t really ask for anything more”.

See interview in this issue.