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British Ceramics

Bonhams is recognised as the world's leading auctioneer of British ceramics. Our internationally renowned London sales take place at Knightsbridge and regularly include early pottery and Wedgwood, 18th century English porcelain and enamels, fine Regency and Welsh porcelain, together with later 19th and 20th century ceramics including Minton and Royal Worcester. We have sold many important collections, including the celebrated Watney Collection and the collections of Milton and Jeanne Zorensky, Billie Pain, Peter Bradshaw, Barbara Leake, Geoffrey Godden, Tom Walford and Leo Kaplan. Our comprehensive illustrated catalogues are in many cases now standard reference works.

Notable successes include the two most expensive Toby Jugs ever to be sold at auction and record auction prices for St James (Charles Gouyn), Isleworth, Lowestoft, Derby, Swansea and Nantgarw porcelain. Our specialists have unrivalled expertise in providing advice and valuations internationally and would be delighted to hear from you.

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Fergus Gambon

Head of Department

Fergus Gambon is Head of British Ceramics and Glass, having joined the department in 1994. His responsibilities cover British pottery and porcelain, a sector in which Bonhams is the undoubted market l…

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Jim Peake


Jim Peake joined the Glass and British Ceramics department in 2019, having previously worked in the department between 2014 and 2015. His responsibilities cover British and European glass, and British…

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