This c.1765 first period Dr Wall Worcester green ‘Grubbe type’ desert plate from the Tuke Collection sold from the Brian Haughton Gallery for a price in the region of £10,000 during the exhibition 'A Collectors’ Paradise'.

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The exhibition A Collectors’ Paradise brought together porcelain dealers Robyn Robb and Christophe Perles at the Brian Haughton Gallery in Duke Street from June 30-July 7.

Brian dubbed it “a triumph” and attributed some of the event’s success to scheduling it to run concurrently with London Art Week. “There were as many sales as I would have expected at a major London fair,” Robb added.

A second edition of the exhibition is confirmed for 2018 with the dates to coincide with London Art Week once again.

Meanwhile, the inaugural Haughton International Ceramics Seminar concluded its two-day run on June 29. The sold-out event was titled The Splendour of the Dining Room and featured talks on porcelain, silver and sculpture as well as food and textiles.

A Haughton-led seminar first launched in 1982 with the International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, which was later incorporated into the Art Antiques London fair.

This year’s first two-day seminar took place at Christie’s to “keep the focus and continuity on ceramics in London in June”.

Talks included Italian maiolica table services: For use or for display? presented by Timothy Wilson, former keeper of western art and the Ashmolean Museum, and Dining in style: 19th century services in the Victoria and Albert Museum by Rebecca Wallis, ceramics and glass curator at the V&A. Representatives included attendees from the Ashmolean, Royal Collection Trust and the British Museum.