Antique · Porcelain

A British farmer’s Chinese treasure trove fetches £45million

A collection of Chinese antiques, belonging to a British farmer, Roger Pilkington, has sold at auction for £45 million. The collection, consisting of around 100 pieces from the Tang, Song, Ming and Qing dynasties, dating from the 7th century to the 20th century. They had been collected by Mr Pilkington between 1950 and 1969, when… Continue reading A British farmer’s Chinese treasure trove fetches £45million

Antique · decor · Dinnerware · Porcelain

Wedgwood an Icon

  Wedgwood Panel in the Palace of Archduke Albert in Vienna. History of Wedgwood Wedgwood (Josiah Wedgwood & Sons) was founded in 1759. In 1765 Wedgwood created a new form of earthenware, which attracted the attention of the Queen’s Consort, who provided official permission to call it “Queen’s Ware”. In 1766 Wedgwood created Jasperware, inspired… Continue reading Wedgwood an Icon

Antique · Porcelain · Vase

The £53 million Qing Dynasty Vase that wasn’t

This 18th Century Qing Dynasty Vase was kept on a “wobbly bookshelf” by an elderly man in a house in Pinner, in London, England. The man had inherited the vase from his uncle, who had been Explorer, who had travelled through China in the 1920’s and 30’s. It was insured for a mere £800 pounds.… Continue reading The £53 million Qing Dynasty Vase that wasn’t