Anthony Gray runs Guest and Gray with partner Louise Guest and their team.

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The dealership focuses on Chinese works of art from the Han through to the Qing dynasties, Japanese lacquer and metalwork, and a large collection of European ceramics including Meissen, Hispano-Moresque, Faience and Westerwald.

The website provides a catalogue of more than 2000 pre-1800 items.

Partner Anthony Gray said: “During the pandemic we have seen a renewed focus on doing business online.

“With an extensive searchable archive as well as articles, useful links and bibliography pages, we hope that the new site will be more than a mere selling page and prove to be a valuable resource for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

“We welcome and strongly encourage those with knowledge of a particular aspect of ceramic history or with collecting experience to contribute an article, and already have a large selection of pieces written by experts and scholars on topics ranging from reign marks to drug jars.

“As the antiques community begins to pick itself up after the personal and financial disaster of the past months, we hope that encouraging online engagement in this way will provide a way forward for all.”


Priced £34,000 at Guest and Gray is this large, 6½ x 9in (16.5 x 23cm), Chinese brush pot, Kangxi (1662-1722).