Patron - Mr. Henry Sandon
Henry Sandon with Nelson Collection
(Courtesy Henry Sandon)
Henry Sandon is the
acknowledged world expert on
Porcelain and has had an interest in ceramics of all types
since his early days as an archaeologist. He
studied pottery and porcelain for many years and has an
extensive knowledge of both pottery and porcelain of all
periods and from many countries.
After his initial studies
he managed to get a job at the Royal Porcelain Works in
, as curator of the
. He is the author of several books dealing with
and other porcelains, lectures frequently, and is a
familiar figure on such television programmes as "Going
for a Song", “Collectors’ World” and
"Antiques Roadshow". He is also currently a
director of "Bronte
Porcelain" in Malvern, Worcestershire.
In 2000, he was voted
Antiques Personality of the Year by readers of BBC Homes and
Antiques magazine and is a strong supporter of the Verwood
Heathland Heritage Centre.
Alice through the Looking Glass characters.