We purchase the pottery and porcelain we sell from many different sources in many different counties. Over the cause of running our business we have made many long standing contacts who offer us object they think will be of interest to us. We also buy objects from people who come to our shop to sell something they have had in the family for a long time or just don’t have the space for. Quite often we buy back objects purchased from us in the past, either because the owners taste has changes or because the collector wants to upgrade their collection. Some object have come back to us several times, finding several different owners. Indeed no one ever really owns an object, we are merely custodians, enjoying a fleeting relationship with something we love.


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We are happy to buy a single object or indeed a whole collection. However, we also offer the option of selling objects on a ‘sale or return’ basis. The piece is insured while it is in our care, and when we sell it, we charge a pre-arranged fix fee which is deducted from the agreed sale price.


All purchases and ‘sale or return’ arrangements are backed up by paperwork stating all the details of the agreement. We do not make purchases for cash.

Robert McPherson Antiques