As part of the various projects we are planning for the rich potential that the various Antique Dealer archives we have developed a project called ‘Where is it Now?’. You can follow the project by clicking on the ‘Where is it Now?’ tab, above, on the Centre for the Study of the Art and Antiques Market. We are identifying photographs of objects in some of the archive photograph albums in the Phillips of Hitchin archive in the hope that we can make connections with them again in their current locations, whether that be in public museums, private and other collections, if indeed they still exist.
The first of what we hope will be scores of objects in the ‘Where is it Now?’ project is this Lambeth (London) delftware plate, dated 1717. It was with Phillips of Hitchin from around 1900 or so (we don’t yet have an accurate date for the photograph), but if you know where it is now we would be very interested to know.
Do keep your eye on the ‘Where is it Now? pages on the Centre website.