Obituaries

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


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Obituary: Horology specialist Phillip Gale (1947-2023)

17 April 2023

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Phillip John Gale (FBHI) who died peacefully, after a short illness, on February 21, 2023. His death represents a great loss to horology.

Judith Miller

Tributes paid to antiques expert Judith Miller

13 April 2023

Antiques expert, author and Antiques Roadshow stalwart Judith Miller has died after a short illness.

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Obituary: Mark Kenneth Marchant (1935-2023)

20 March 2023

Mark Marchant was born in 1935 and grew up in Sevenoaks, Kent.

ATG letter: Fond memories of a porcelain expert and true connoisseur

20 March 2023

I read with sadness Hugo Morley-Fletcher’s obituary in the ATG No 2583 by Roger McIlroy, who accurately summed up his personality.

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Obituary: Hugo Morley-Fletcher (1940-2022)

06 March 2023

Hugo Morley-Fletcher has died aged 82. The former director of Christie’s, appointed aged 29 as head of the ceramics department, he was also an early and long-running member of television’s Antiques Roadshow, an author, father, gardener and horseman.

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Obituary: Chinese works of art dealer Alan Hartman (1930-2023)

06 March 2023

What makes a good antiques dealer?

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Obituary: antiques dealer Maura Lyons

06 February 2023

Maura Lyons, formerly Maura Henry, died peacefully at home after a short illness and stay in hospital on December 23, 2022.

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Obituary: Marian Millin (1933-2022)

06 February 2023

Without my dearest mum taking a table top in a grotty shop opposite Alfies in Church Street NW8 in April 1969, I would not be writing this article because that move triggered my interest and led me on a path of which I am still on today!

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Obituary: Ceramics dealer and Shakespearean actor Michael Graham

16 January 2023

It’s with regret that I report that Michael Graham, the well-known partner in the long-established firm, Graham & Oxley, died on November 25.

Obituary: Frank Dux (1932-2022)

19 December 2022

Sadly, but not unexpectedly at the age of 90, Frank Dux passed away on November 18, 2022.

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Obituary: David Rogers Jones (1942-2022)

19 December 2022

From Ben Rogers Jones of Welsh auction house Rogers Jones & Co

Obituary: Scientific instruments dealer Peter Delehar

28 November 2022

It is with the greatest sadness, that his family has announced that their brother Peter Delehar died after a short illness on October 7 at the age of 78.

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Obituary: Glass dealer and chandelier expert Martin Mortimer (1928-2022)

21 November 2022

It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of Martin Mortimer on October 1 following a challenging short illness. He passed away peacefully at home aged 94.

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Obituary: Antiques dealer Danny Robinson

31 October 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce Danny Robinson has passed away peacefully after a short stay in hospital at the age of 84.

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Obituary: Glass dealer Shane Theophilus

31 October 2022

We are sad to announce the sudden death of Shane Theophilus (August 23, 1954-October 22, 2022).

Obituary: Hungerford antiques dealer Hazel Browne (1931-2022)

17 October 2022

Well-known Hungerford antiques dealer and co-owner of Hungerford Arcade, Hazel Browne, has died at the age of 91.

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Obituary: Diana Steel, the founder of The Antique Collectors Club

17 October 2022

Diana Steel, founder of The Antique Collectors Club, has died. She was 82.

Obituary: David ‘John’ Lines (1940-2022)

10 October 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of John Lines.

William MacDougall

Co-founder of Russian art auction house William MacDougall dies

17 September 2022

William MacDougall, the co-founder of London Russian art specialist auction house MacDougall's, has died.

Ian and Sharon Aitken

‘The last ever Richardson & Linnell auction’

12 September 2022

The collection of former Richardson & Linnell auctioneer Ian Aitken will be offered at Bamfords on September 26-27.

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