My Offices Closed For A Summer Holiday!

I hope you’re enjoying the Summer so far, despite the continuing restrictions. I’m off on holiday from Friday 9th July to Sunday 25th July inclusive. My office will be closed during that time and any books ordered between those dates will be sent out on Monday 26th July 2021. The Mystery Spot If you were […]

Fake Tiffany. Don’t Always Trust Marks!

Fake Tiffany Glass Vase

Fake Tiffany glass? Real Tiffany glass? A little while ago, I picked up this delightful small iridescent art glass vase in an antiques store in Atlanta, Georgia. I’ve always been a fan of American Arts & Crafts iridescent glass and, at $70 (£52), it was within my budget. Turning it over, I was delighted to […]

Twins Seven-Seven & Nigerian Modern Art

Twins Seven Seven

I’ve collected etchings since I was at school and I added a real gem – with an unexpected background – to my collection last month. I was drawn to it in the auction catalogue due to the incredibly intricate and fantastical design and the size – it measures a large 50cm (19.75in) by 37.5cm (14.75in). […]

Le Clip! C’est Chic! Le Clip Swiss Quartz Watches

Le Clip Watch

I couldn’t resist this tiny, but oh-so evocative, 1980s relic when I chanced across it in Past Caring, one of my favourite London vintage shops. This small plastic Le Clip quartz watch was meant to be clipped onto the lapel of your jacket, your jacket pocket, or even your tie or shirt. The circular grey […]

Sam Herman – An Early Work – Vase No.73

Sam Herman Glass Vase

BBC antiques and design expert Mark Hill looks at the work of the internationally renowned pioneer studio glass artist Sam Herman in light of a recent discovery.