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ALI AND HICHAM ABOUTAAM

PHOENIX ANCIENT ART

Phoenix Ancient Art was founded in the 1960s by the late S Aboutaam and is now run by his sons Hicham, who runs the New York gallery, and Ali, who heads the Geneva gallery. The brothers grew up with their… Read More

GREGORY AND JAMES DEMIRJIAN

ARIADNE GALLERIES

As the sons of Ariadne Galleries founder and veteran antiquarian Torkom Demirjian, who has been a dealer since 1972, co-presidents Gregory and James are well-positioned at the helm of the New York and London-based dealership. Both experienced dealers and educators… Read More

MARTIN CLIST

CHARLES EDE

The late founder Charles Ede sold his first antiquity in 1959, opening his gallery in 1971. While Clist oversees the daily running, Ede’s son Jamie remains the chairman, and the gallery remains true to the strong academic roots laid down… Read More

SARAH HORNSBY AND JUDITH NUGÉE

HORNSBY + NUGéE

Former directors and heads of the antiquities department at Christie’s, Hornsby and Nugée now act as independent antiquities consultants in London, specialising in ancient Greek and Roman art, Egyptian, Near Eastern and European art from roughly 5000 BC to 1200… Read More

DANIEL KATZ

DANIEL KATZ LTD

Katz started dealing in antiques almost half a century ago and is showing no signs of slowing down. On the contrary, his most recent move in 2014 was to upgrade to a six-storey, 6000 square foot Edwardian townhouse in Mayfair,… Read More

JOHN-PAUL SHEPHERD

KALLOS GALLERY

Kallos, which means ‘beauty’ in ancient Greek, is the only commercial gallery in the world to specialise exclusively in the artworks of the ancient Greek world. Founded in 2014 by Baron Lorne Thyssen-Bornemisza, their mission has been clear from the… Read More

RUPERT WACE

RUPERT WACE ANCIENT ART

There is today a red granite Old Kingdom sarcophagus on the ground floor of the British Museum, which Wace found 30 years ago at a garden statue sale. ‘People didn’t seem to know what it was. I think it had… Read More