The Porcelain Figurines of Johann Joachim Kändler

Meissen figures Back in the 18th century, porcelain was a luxury. Not everyone was able to afford it, and the Europeans weren’t even able to produce it until the 18th century. China was the one with the receipt on how to create porcelain, and it was only when Johann Friedrich Böttger discovered the formula that the 1710 Meissen factory was born. Read More The Porcelain Figurines of Johann Joachim Kändler

Modern Coin Collecting

coin collectingThere are some modern coins which, just like antique coins, are very rare and so can be surprisingly valuable. Some are rare because they were mistakes that somehow found themselves in circulation (known as mint error coins), whilst others were issued as limited editions (the number of coins released is called its mintage). If you’re very lucky you may just come across one of them in the change in your pocket or purse, so keep an eye out. Here are a few of the ones to look out for. Read More Modern Coin Collecting

Fine Art & Antiques – 14th November 2018

Wednesday 14th November
Now accepting entries
Closing date Wednesday 10th October

We are now seeking consignments for our forthcoming globally advertised auction of Fine Art & Antiques in November, including paintings, prints & drawings, Chinese ceramics & Asian works of art, silver & jewellery, sculpture, clocks, watches, furniture & more. Read More Fine Art & Antiques – 14th November 2018