What Makes Alan Landis Antiques Special Is Alan Landis
A dynamic and compelling historical story teller, speaker with a global access to antiques, Alan Landis is the man other antique dealers come to for information. He has inspired countless people to begin collecting and displaying pieces – tying each to their own special anecdote. An expert in English ceramics (1750-1950), Meissen, Australiana and Wedgwood in particular, Alan is dedicated to finding the right piece for the right spot in a home for each person.
Alan’s career in antiques began after completing his tertiary education at Cranbrook School, taking a job at the Wynyard Coin Centre. Whilst there he enrolled at the University of NSW as a miscellaneous student and received a Distinction in the Decorative Arts course run by the highly respected Antique Dealer, Stanley Lipscombe.
Alan left the coin shop to work and later manage Bortignon’s Antiques located under the Sydney Hilton (1975-77). In November 1977 Alan opened his own shop at 167 Castlereagh Street in the middle of the city.
Over the years Alan has helped establish a number of Collectors’ Societies including Wedgwood, Australiana and Silver; all of which are still going strong and have branches in several states. He has been a supporter of the Powerhouse Museum since his business began and was made a Life Fellow in 2005.
After 35 years Alan left the city after trading at various locations, moving to the Sydney Antique Centre and for the past five years has been located at Potts Point Galleries in Macleay Street, Potts Point. Alan is entering his 42nd year in business in Sydney.
Each year Alan travels to the U.K. and USA pursuing special pieces for his clients and for the Antique Fairs he exhibits in Sydney and Melbourne. Alan is also regularly requested to exhibit in other states.
For over 30 years Alan has held a membership of the Australian Antique & Art Dealers Association (AAADA ) serving on the committee for most of that period.
Wedgwood has long been Alan’s area of special interest, He is regularly asked to lecture internationally on the topic of ‘Wedgwood Specially made for Australia’.
Alan has valued the contents of many Historic Houses including Government House and is consulted by many State Galleries and Museums. He has exhibited at over fifty Antique Fairs all over Australia.
Alan has given many talks and organised ‘Valuation days’ pro bono for many organisations including Red Cross, St John Ambulance and CWA.
Speak to Alan today to find out why he is ‘the best antiques dealer’ to find the right piece for your home.