Obituaries

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


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Obituary: Tuyet Nguyet – founder of Arts of Asia magazine

30 March 2020

With the recent passing in Hong Kong of Tuyet Nguyet the oriental art world has lost one of its major personalities.

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Obituary: Los Angeles auctioneer Peter Alexander Loughrey

30 March 2020

Peter Alexander Loughrey, founder of Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA), passed away on March 16, at the young age of 52, of cancer.

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Obituary: Auctioneer and valuer Stephen Flintoft (1974-2020)

30 March 2020

Unfortunately it is with enormous sadness that we pass on the news our auctioneer and valuer, Stephen Flintoft, passed away on March 11 after only eight weeks away from us due to illness.

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Obituary: Pamela Roberts (1934-2020)

17 February 2020

It is with great sadness that I must report the death of Pamela Roberts on January 28, who for many years traded as Merlin Antiques.

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Obituary: Dealer and collector Reuben Reubens

10 February 2020

Reuben Reubens, who has died after a long illness at the age of 80, was for many years a regular visitor to Portobello Road, both as a dealer and a collector.

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Obituary: Distinguished collector John Scott

03 February 2020

John Scott had a very distinguished career; his life was a whirlwind of enterprise. He was a well-known figure in the panorama of the Arts & Crafts movement and his personal collection was important.

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Obituary: Paul Quastel

03 February 2020

It is with great sadness that we report the death of dealer and valuer Paul Quastel.

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Obituary: Michael Baker

03 February 2020

We regret to announce the death of auctioneer Michael Baker, who died aged 84 on October 12 last year.

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Obituary: Alastair Charles Padley (1934-2020)

03 February 2020

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the sad news of the death of Alastair Padley, formally of the Kent and Sussex Gold Refiners of Royal Tunbridge Wells.

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Obituary: Porcelain dealer Wouter van Halm (1946-2019)

27 January 2020

It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my father, mentor and partner Wouter van Halm. He passed away peacefully just before Christmas, having been diagnosed with cancer just over a year previously.

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Obituary: Antiques dealer Richard Brown

13 January 2020

It is with great sadness and shock that I have learned of the sudden death of Richard Brown, who traded as Country Oak Antiques from Yorkshire.

Obituary: Porcelain restorer Ian Norman

13 January 2020

I knew Ian Norman (formerly of Porcelain Repairs) for over 35 years. He was a master craftsman of repairing antique porcelain.

Obituary: David William Stoddart (1956-2019)

09 December 2019

David William Stoddart, trading as Black Ink Prints, passed away suddenly on November 20 aged 62. Much loved and sadly missed.

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Obituary: David Secrett

09 December 2019

David Secrett began his working life apprenticed to a church organ-builder. After a spell as an RAF instrument-fitter and Russian linguist, he returned to organ-building and later moved to the workshops of the Science Museum in London.

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Memorial service notice and obituary: Paul Barthaud (1956-2018)

09 December 2019

The memorial service for Paul Barthaud will take place at St James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL, on January 14, 2020, at 4pm.

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Obituary: Book dealer John Lawson

02 December 2019

Book dealer John Lawson joined EM Lawson & Co, the firm that his father had started at Sutton Coldfield in 1921, when he was demobbed from national service in the RAF in 1952.

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Obituary: Art dealer John Jesse

30 September 2019

John Jesse died unexpectedly this month in the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. He was 83. He will be remembered and missed by many in the art trade.

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Obituary: Valuer and auctioneer Jane Anderson (1950-2019)

16 September 2019

Valuer Jane Anderson, who died in January this year, joined Berkhamsted Auction Rooms as a secretary in the early 1980s and quickly progressed to the role of manager and auctioneer. She was one of only a handful of women auctioneers in the 1980s.

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Obituary: Glass specialist John P Smith (1940-2019)

09 September 2019

John Smith, who died on February 24, was a well-known figure in the world of glass, contributing much to knowledge in this field and selling unusual and interesting glasses to museums and collectors all over the world. A Fellow of the Corning Museum of Glass from 2000, he had an international profile and vetted glass at the Maastricht fair in recent years.

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Obituary: Picture restorer Sydney Bennett (1933-2019)

02 September 2019

Picture restorer Sydney (Syd) Bennett passed away on August 16, aged 86.

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