“Bohemia Ware” vase, 1951-1952, New Zealand, by Mirek Smisek, Crown Lynn Potteries Ltd.

It is with sadness that we farewell the distinguished New Zealand potter Mirek Smisek, who passed away last week. Mirek’s life was dedicated to his craft. He began working with clay in Sydney, after having left his devastated homeland, Czechoslovakia, at the end of World War II. Mirek consolidated his passion forRead more

Way back in April 2012 we agreed to lend the Yale Centre of British Art a painting from our collection for their extravagant exhibition Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century. The exhibition opened on 28 February 2013 and closes on 2 June 2013 so ifRead more