|Born||22 October 1942|
|Known for||Expert on ceramics|
After attending art school where he studied as a graphic designer, Battie joined Reader's Digest magazine for three years. In 1965, he joined the auction house Sotheby's. There he worked in the Departments of Ceramics and Oriental Works of Art and was appointed a Director in 1976. He retired from Sotheby's in 1999.
In 2012, after a simple fall, Battie broke his leg whilst travelling to Norwich to give a talk. He was hospitalised for six months in Brighton and subsequently suffered an infection which was resistant to treatment by all antibiotics. He underwent upwards of eight operations. including four skin grafts of which three failed. He has estimated that, since the accident, he has taken 1,300,000 mg of the pain-killer paracetamol. Battie suffers from the genetic disorder haemochromatosis and has also developed Type 2 diabetes.
- The Price Guide to 19th and 20th Century British Pottery (1975)
- Sotheby's Encyclopedia of Porcelain (editor, 1990)
- Sotheby's Encyclopedia of Glass (coeditor, 1991)
- Readers' Digest Treasures in Your Home (consultant editor, 1992)
- Understanding 19th Century British Porcelain (1994)
- "David Battie, Esq". Debrett's People of Today. Debrett's, UK. Retrieved March 10, 2011.
- "David Battie". tv-celebrity.co.uk. Retrieved March 10, 2011.
- "David Battie F.R.S.A." menspeakers.co.uk. Retrieved March 10, 2011.
- "David Battie, Star of BBC's Antiques Roadshow writes to support Antibiotic Research UK". 12 March 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
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