Cocktail shakers in BBC magazine

This month’s edition of BBC Homes & antiques magazine contains a fantastic article on elegant vintage barware. As ever, the specially commissioned photography is fabulous, and the text is filled with facts and, as one would expect with this subject, fun. The majority of the article covers the vintage cocktail shaker, something I hold close […]

Fat Lava on TV

Tipped off by a good friend who knows how I like to spot things I’m interested in on TV, I watched a couple of episodes of the very amusing new BBC Two comedy ‘Miranda’ last night. And sure enough, the Fat Lava vases I was promised were there. The series details the haphazard and hilarious […]

It doesn’t look like Whitefriars to me…

…said the lady behind the desk of the antiques centre I was in as I plonked it in front of the till. Perhaps she was right. It wasn’t a shape I immediately recognised, and it had a cut and polished scooped rim that I’d usually associate with Scandinavian makers. Still, even if it was a […]

Friends Doing Well – II

Back in January, I was delighted to come across my friend and old Sotheby’s colleague Sara Covelli and her new business Covelli Tennant. This week another one of my old friends and erstwhile colleagues at Sotheby’s, James Bridges of Martel Maides in Guernsey, hit the news. Undertaking a house contents valuation for a Channel Islands […]