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.