Sandon (seated centre) examining porcelain on the Antiques Roadshow
|Education||Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe|
|Known for||Authority on Royal Worcester porcelain|
Born in the east end of London, Sandon was evacuated during the war and finished his schooling at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe. He began his career as an archaeologist and his knowledge covers pottery and porcelain of all periods and countries. One of his projects was an excavation at the Royal Worcester factory site.
He has written many books on the subject of Worcester and other porcelains, and he lectures frequently on the subject. In 2000 he was voted Antiques Personality of the Year by the readers of BBC's Homes & Antiques magazine. He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Broadcasting, the Ceramics Industry and to Charity.
- 1969: The Illustrated Guide to Worcester Porcelain 1751 - 1793. New York: Praeger
- 1973: Royal Worcester Porcelain 1862 to the Present Day. London, Barrie and Jenkins; New York: Clarkson N. Potter (2nd ed. 1975; 3rd ed. 1978)
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