Guest and Gray have over 80 years of combined dealing experience in early Oriental porcelain and European ceramics. Specialising in Chinese export porcelain, with a particular emphasis on blue and white and famille verte pieces from the Kangxi period, we also offer expertise in Japanese blue and white and Kakiemon porcelain, Italian maiolica, and early English and Dutch Delft pottery.
Our gallery in Mayfair, London also offers a curated collection of Chinese works of art from the Han through to the Qing dynasties, Japanese lacquer and metalwork, and a large collection of European ceramics including Meissen, Hispano-Moresque, Faience and Westerwald. This website has about 1000 items and the Chinese Kangxi period is very well represented particularly in the case of famille verte porcelain
Visit our guide to discover a wealth of information on collecting antique porcelain including links to museums and various collections together with other useful links. Hopefully, our articles will act as a useful introduction to the many fields of collecting antique ceramics. There are three bibliographies.one should be of particular interest since it is written by Margaret Medley, the onetime curator of the Percival David Collection, an outstanding collection of Chinese ceramics now housed in the British Museum. Another contributor is the owner of the Hanshan Tang book shop. For those interested in adding to their library of books on Oriental art visiting this shop is a must.
We have sold to many museums and helped form some important collections. One collection we have made many contributions to is the Sir Michael Butler collection of Chinese Transitional porcelain.
We are always available to offer guidance to collectors of early ceramics.