About John

John Sandon is well known to most Antiques enthusiasts from his regular appearances on BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, now celebrating its 35th year. John grew up in the city of Worcester and has antique porcelain in his blood, inheriting a love of ceramics from his father, Henry Sandon. On leaving the King’s School in Worcester John joined Phillips in London’s Bond Street as a porcelain specialist.  After 36 years, he now directs the International ceramics and glass departments at Bonhams, the fine art auctioneers, travelling extensively to view collections worldwide.  Bonhams is the leading auctioneer for ceramics in the UK and consequently John is at the heart of the latest research into the history of antique porcelain.

A prolific writer, John is the author of thirteen books on porcelain including his latest Shire guides to Collecting Worcester  Porcelain, British Porcelain and Meissen, and his important Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain, which has become the standard reference work on the subject.  In addition, John writes for many Antiques magazines including BBC Homes and Antiques, and he has been a senior contributor to the popular Millers Antiques Price Guides. As well as the Antiques Roadshow, on which he appears regularly with his father, John has appeared on other television shows.  John’s popular lectures on antiques have been well received by audiences in Britain, America and Australia. Equally popular are his Antiques theme cruises on P & O liners.  His enthusiasm means he can share his love of antiques with a large audience or when just meeting with collectors in their own homes.