Why Antiques


Antiques Are Important

"Antiques are Green" is a phrase adopted by many in the past decade.The term is correct, but only tells half the story. Quality, skill and rarity only come with time, and the use of traditional production techniques and manufacturing methods make these same methods non financially viable for our times.

Our five senses come into play when handling a piece which only age and patina can endow. Provenance, the story accompanying each piece, adds a depth of detail that is not available for contemporary objects. It is the result of both time and experience.

Alan Landis Antiques is dedicated to assisting you to locate that unique item.

Why Wedgwood And Ceramics?

Many original documents discuss the production and development of this great factory, which even has its own museum dedicated to displaying the whole range of Wedgwood products. Wedgwood also has a special story related to Australia, and Alan has the privilege of having lectured on this topic to audiences worldwide.

Ceramics through their very nature go back to almost the dawn of civilisation, with production and experimentation continuing to this day. In the process of firing a pot any number of variables can occur, making that piece unique.



Unlocking The Story Behind Every Piece: What drives Alan Landis

In the past 42 years I have made over thirty business trips to the UK and USA, and have built up a vast global network through which I assist my clients to find the special piece they are after.

I am fascinated by the research, background and provenance of each unique item, and my personal reference library of almost 1,000 volumes, catalogues and magazines assists with further research to benefit my clients.

I have sold many pieces to Institutions and Historic Houses, helping to fill in gaps and assist in the heritage of our nation.

Please feel free to contact me to assist you in locating that elusive item to add to your collection, and I will share the story behind it.

If you'd like to know the story behind a piece that you own, please share those details with me.

Featured Pieces

Visit Alan Landis Antiques

Potts Point Galleries

Shop 6, 67 Macleay St, Potts Point NSW 2011
7 Days • 10am - 5pm

Please call Alan to view by appointment

0414 703759

Southern Antiques

Shop 88, 243 Princes Highway, Kogarah NSW 2217
7 days • M-F 9am-4pm | Sat+Sun 9am-5pm

Please call Alan to view by appointment

0414 703759

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