This Summer Tennants Auctioneers are delighted to present a single-owner sale of ceramics and collector’s curiosities in David Battie: A Study Collection. The sale will comprise over 180 lots of academic interest from David Battie’s extensive and important collection. With an eye for the unusual, David Battie has assembled a fascinating collection filled with rare and interesting pieces.
David Battie joined Sotheby’s in 1965 and worked in the Ceramics and Oriental Art Departments before being made a director in 1976. He was a regular face on the Antiques Roadshow for many years and appeared on the show from the first episode, which was aired in 1977. A leading authority on ceramics, and in particular Chinese and Japanese ceramics, David has written numerous publications on the subject.
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