Obituaries

Articles regarding the lives of late art and antiques dealers, auctioneers, collectors and people connected to the industry.


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Dealer Colnaghi pays tribute to former owner Lord Rothschild

18 March 2024

London art dealership Colnaghi pays tribute to its former owner, Lord Rothschild, who died on February 26 (see Obituary, ATG No 2633).

Obituary: Mark Hayter (1952-2023)

11 March 2024

Mark Hayter was a part of the Chenil Galleries success story in Chelsea of the early 80s, specialising mostly in Art Nouveau and Art Deco with wife Myrna and colleague Tony Coakley.

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Obituary: Jacob Rothschild (1936-2024)

04 March 2024

Financier and patron of the arts and collector, Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild (1936-2024), died on February 26, aged 87.

Rod Jellicoe

Ceramics dealer Rod Jellicoe dies aged 70

26 February 2024

London porcelain dealer Rod Jellicoe died on February 4 aged 70.

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Obituary: Book dealer Gerald William Mosdell (1935-2024)

26 February 2024

Friends, family, customers and booksellers from across the UK gathered in Colwyn Bay on February 12 to say their last goodbyes to Gerry Mosdell.

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Obituary: editor and antiques dealer Joan Root

12 February 2024

Joan Root, who has died aged 96 was born two days after Christmas in 1926 and given Elizabeth as her middle name as Princess Elizabeth had been born a few months earlier.

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Obituary: dealer Ivor Ingall

29 January 2024

Ivor Ingall (April 5, 1940-November 6, 2023), who has died aged 83, was born in India during the last days of the British Raj, spending the whole of the Second World War there with his mother and sister while his father Francis Ingall fought overseas with the Indian Army.

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Obituary: Irish auctioneer George Mealy

22 January 2024

A “true gentleman”, who was “full of cheerfulness, good humour”, and with a “ready smile”, are some of the words used on rip.ie to describe the late George Mealy, who died on December 22.

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‘Giant among ceramicists’: tributes paid to specialist and TV stalwart Henry Sandon

08 January 2024

Tributes have poured in for the late ceramics specialist and Antiques Roadshow expert Henry Sandon who died aged 95 at the end of last year.

Funeral notice: John William Slough

08 January 2024

John William Slough, who ran London Antique Arms Fairs for many years, died on December 12, 2023.

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Obituary: antiques dealer Georg Wissinger

08 January 2024

Georg Wissinger passed away peacefully on December 2, 2023, leaving behind one son, Karl.

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Obituary: Christopher Linton Green (1947-2023)

08 January 2024

Chris Green’s involvement in the art and antiques shipping business started long before Art Logistics Ltd.

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Obituary: Henry George Sandon MBE (1928-2023)

08 January 2024

Henry Sandon, who has died aged 95, was a hugely popular television presenter and a giant in the world of antiques.

ATG letter: My fond memories of ‘mentor and scholar’ Michael Finlay

02 January 2024

I was recently informed by a mutual friend of the sad passing of (James) Michael Finlay, of Thursby near Carlisle (Obituaries, ATG No 2622).

Henry Sandon

Ceramics expert and the Antiques Roadshow’s ‘favourite uncle’ Henry Sandon dies

28 December 2023

Ceramics specialist and Antiques Roadshow expert Henry Sandon has died aged 95.

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Obituary: furniture specialist Tobias Jellinek (1934-2023)

11 December 2023

Tobias Jellinek – part of the generation of British vernacular furniture scholars that sought to unpick the work of fakers, fantasists and embellishers in the less scrupulous days of antiques dealing – has died.

Obituary: James Michael Finlay

11 December 2023

James Michael Finlay (of Thursby, Cumbria) passed away peacefully at Allan Court Care Home on November 15, aged 88. Michael was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ann, who passed away two years ago.

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Obituary: Simon Edsor (1945-2023)

11 December 2023

Simon Edsor, a much-loved and respected director of The Fine Art Society, died on October 19 after a long illness. He was a familiar figure in Bond Street for close on 40 years, as well as at New York’s Winter Antiques Fair and later at Maastricht.

Malcolm Hord

Obituary: Malcolm Hord

27 November 2023

LAPADA announces the sad news that Malcolm Hord, former chief executive of LAPADA, passed away peacefully on Remembrance Sunday, November 12, at his home in Bruton, surrounded by his family.

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Obituary: Dudley Thompson (1942-2023)

13 November 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mr Dudley Peter Louis Thompson who passed away peacefully on October 18.

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