Bunny Campione

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Bunny Campione (born Carolyn Elizabeth Fisher, ca. August 1946[1][2]) is an English antiques expert known for her many appearances on the long running BBC television programme Antiques Roadshow,[3] on which she has appeared since 1987.

Campione became known as "Bunny" as a young child after she was given a coat that had a hood with rabbit ears on it and she later collected soft toy rabbits. She studied at university in France and worked at the Bear Lane Gallery in Oxford for a year.[4] She then worked at Sotheby's for 23 years gaining a wide knowledge of antiques firstly in the furniture department and then the collectors' department.[5]

She was a senior consultant to Christie's, London until 2001. She lives on the Essex/Suffolk border with her husband Iain Grahame (born Iain Claverhouse) whom she married on 7 July 2002. She runs her own company, Campione Fine Art, buying and selling antiques on behalf of clients. She has a particular interest in, and knowledge of, automata, bird-cages, corkscrews, dolls, dolls' houses, miniature and early furniture, and soft toys.[6]

Her uncle was English film actor Stewart Granger, the brother of her mother Iris.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thepeerage.com/p60893.htm
  2. ^ https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/FuVjVnWbBKxkHckeypmUx0TIlAo/appointments
  3. ^ Fair in aid of hospice (From Watford Observer)
  4. ^ David Battie and Fiona Malcolm (2005). The Antiques Roadshow. Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 1-84533-060-9.
  5. ^ Antiques Roadshow: Bunny Campione
  6. ^ Iain Grahame Rare Books - Fine Sporting, Shooting, Stalking, Hunting, Natural History and Africana | About Major Books, the antiquarian booksellers of fine sporting, natural h... Archived 4 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Cerita Stanley-Little, The Great Lablache, Xlibris Corporation, 2009, ISBN 1450003044, 9781450003049, page 582.[self-published source]