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Hugo and I were exact contemporaries and among the first of the contributing experts to the Antiques Roadshow.

I have, as no doubt other contemporaries have, very happy memories of Hugo and his ability to entertain.

Once when we had a Roadshow close to his home we were all invited back for a very liquid evening.

Sometimes he would get grumpy when a dear old lady sat down before him with a bag full of non-descript items and our director, Robin, had to gently remind him we were a live programme!

He was a true connoisseur and one of the great porcelain experts of his day.

Geoffrey Bond

The Geoffrey Bond Consultancy