On Christmas morning, the world of antiques lost a great man when 95-year-old Henry Sandon, the respected expert on Worcester Porcelain and former host of Antiques Roadshow, passed away in a Malvern, Worcestershire, care facility. Sandon’s passing signifies the end of an era. He was praised for both his warm and contagious personality and his extensive knowledge of antiques.
The Person Responsible for the Legacy
John Sandon, the son of Sandon and an expert on “Antiques Roadshow,” verified his father’s demise. John gave the audience of the program an image of a man who was adored for his character and revered for his knowledge by referring to him as a “favourite uncle.” When Sandon worked for the BBC’s “Antiques Roadshow” for more than three decades, his genuine excitement for his craft and his delight in discovering unique pottery made him a household figure.
Contributions to the Ceramics Industry and Beyond
Superman’s influence went beyond the TV. His work in the ceramics business was highly significant, and he is most known for his curatorial role at the Dyson Perrins Museum, which is now the Worcester Porcelain Museum. The Museum of Royal Worcester, where he was a patron and curator and where his death was publicized, has perpetuated his legacy. His efforts were recognized with an MBE, which honored his charitable endeavors in addition to his achievements to television and the ceramics business.
A Legacy Persisted
In addition to being perpetuated by his son John, his legacy in the antiques industry is also kept alive in the hearts and minds of viewers and lovers. One of Sandon’s greatest discoveries was “Ozzy The Owl,” a slipware owl that is now considered to be one of the show’s greatest discoveries. Sandon sold his personal antique collection, which included some items that went back as far as 100BC, at auction for an incredible £50,000 before he passed away. Sandon’s legacy endures thanks to his three sons, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.