But it doesn’t even look like glass!

You’ll no doubt know that I’m a more of 20th century boy in terms of my personal collecting habits. My tastes are broader, however, but even I was a little surprised when I bought the piece below from top French and Bohemian art glass dealers M&D Moir. Friends, family, and the other half were too, […]

Millers Collectables Price Guide 2012-13

Published by the internationally known Miller’s Publications, Miller’s Collectables Price Guide is the best full colour fully illustrated collectables price guide in the world. Let expert authors Mark Hill and Judith Miller guide you through the world of collectables today, helping you to learn more with handy ‘Collectors’ Notes’, practical ‘Expert Eye’ features and enlightening footnotes. […]

Who designed this Minton tile..?

Nobody knows everything, and you ought to run away from anyone who says they do. I know very little about tiles, it’s a very specialist market. But a specialist market that is growing in size and appeal as more choose to use antique tiles in fireplaces or hallways or, in fact, all over the house. […]

Britain’s Best Antique Shop Awards

The Britain’s Best Antiques Shop awards came to an exciting climax last week at The Bath Decorative Antiques Fair. Organised by Homes & Antiques magazine and Antiques News & Fairs, voting began back in October as part of National Antiques Week. Many thousands of votes were received from across the country – and even from […]

Edinburgh Weavers’ Textiles Book

Textiles, which are often ignored in favour of furniture, ceramics or glass, have been enjoying a real renaissance recently. I think this is partly down to the current vogue for vintage clothing, particularly from the 1950s & 60s, and partly as people are beginning to wake up from the cold, clean Minimalist look that’s been […]