Established in 1914, Gurr Johns is the leading independent art advisory firm working with private and institutional clients on the acquisition, sale, maintenance and valuation of fine and decorative art, collectables and jewellery. Our team of specialists, who are leaders in their respective fields, have considerable experience in all areas of the market and at every financial level.
Our international team of brokers exercise all the necessary due diligence and advise on quality, condition, rarity and value when advising on purchases to ensure that fair prices are paid and quality objects are sourced. For clients wishing to sell items we have a large network of private buyers and institutions together with a first rate understanding of the market that enables us to place objects in order to maximise the best possible result.
Gurr Johns has also been conducting specialist valuations for over a century, covering all categories of fine and decorative art and jewellery as well as general contents. Our experienced valuers produce detailed inventories with photographs of each item, detailed descriptions, and values.
Gurr Johns has offices in London, New York, Los Angeles, Palm Beach, Chicago and India.
Sotheran’s has been selling fine and rare books and prints since 1761 and as such are the longest established antiquarian book shop in the world. Our stock ranges from C16 Bibles to first edition James Bond novels, illustrated books, travel accounts, natural history and architecture. The Print Department offers traditional prints such as Piranesi, David Roberts and John Gould as well as more contemporary travel posters, Japanese prints and cartoons.
Sotheran’s is an open shop where you are welcome to browse. We aim to offer a range of products to suit all tastes and all budgets. Many of our books and prints are sold as presents and we are happy to create bespoke catalogues based on your specific wants. We are also able to offer Wedding List facilities. Printed and digital catalogues are available on request.
22nd – 27th September 2015
The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair returns to the impressive surrounds of Berkeley Square, Mayfair, this September. The LAPADA Fair is a must-visit event for sourcing and buying art, antiques, design and decorative arts. It will take place from Tuesday 22nd September until Sunday 27th September 2015.
Over 100 distinguished exhibitors offer a wide spectrum of exceptional works in a breadth of disciplines, including furniture, jewellery, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, silver and fine art, in the heart of London. Works on offer range from £500 to several hundreds of thousands, attracting the most discerning collector while also encouraging first time buyers to develop new interests.
Each exhibitor, as a member of LAPADA the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, adheres to a strict Code of Practice. This, combined with an expert committee of 70 specialists who pre-vet every piece, ensures the quality and authenticity of every item on sale at the LAPADA Fair.
We have a large selection of fine paintings for sale, from Tudor and Jacobean panel pictures to eighteenth-century landscapes, as well as works by Old Masters such as Titian and Van Dyck, and antique portrait miniatures.
We also host regular exhibitions, with loans from national and international institutions. Philip Mould OBE has specialised in British art for over twenty-five years, and is regarded as the foremost expert in British portraiture. He works closely with private collectors and institutions to build their art collections, and is widely consulted by the media.