Henry Sandon

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Henry Sandon
Sandon (seated centre) examining porcelain on the Antiques Roadshow
Born Henry George Sandon
(1928-08-10) 10 August 1928 (age 86)
London, England
Education Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe
Known for Authority on Royal Worcester porcelain
Television Antiques Roadshow
Children John Sandon

Henry George Sandon, MBE (born 10 August 1928) is a notable authority on Royal Worcester porcelain. He was curator of the Dyson Perrins Museum for many years.

Early life[edit]

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 is widely known in the UK for his many appearances on the long running BBC television programme Antiques Roadshow. He has written many books on the subject of Worcester and other porcelains, and he lectures frequently on the subject.

Personal life[edit]

He married Barbara S Starkey in Worcester in 1956, and is the father of ceramics and glass expert John Sandon.


In 2000, he was voted Antiques Personality of the Year by the readers of BBC's Homes & Antiques magazine.[1] He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours for his services to Broadcasting, the Ceramics Industry, and to Charity.

Publications (selected)[edit]

  • 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)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/antiquesuk/aboutseries/appraisers/sandon_h.html