Biography

Gibson Antiques is run by Alastair Gibson MRICS, former Director and Head of Sotheby's Chinese & Japanese Ceramics and Works of Art Department for London and Europe.

Alastair is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Fine Arts & Chattels Division and a Director of Asian Art in London.

With over twenty years’ experience within the auction and fine art world, his specialist knowledge includes British, European and oriental ceramics and works of art. He has written articles for Sotheby's Preview, Arts of Asia Magazine, the Antiques Collector's Club and more recently the Listed Heritage magazine.

Alastair regularly vets antique shows including Masterpiece, BADA and LAPADA antique fairs.

His inaugural exhibition was at the June 2008 Olympia Fine Art & Antiques show, where he sold a rare `porcelain production' soldier vase for a six-figure sum which is now on permanent display at the Peabody Essex museum, Salem, Massachusetts.

In 2011 Gibson Antiques was selected to take part at the prestigious TEFAF Showcase, Maastricht, which allows new dealers the opportunity to exhibit at the internationally renowned art fair giving exposure to an international market. Since then Alastair has also continued to exhibit in Maastricht at Guus Röell Fine Art, in his elegant town house and hopes to one day fulfil his ambition of returning once again to exhibit at TEFAF when the business has grown to justify a permanent stand.

In 2012 and 2013 Gibson Antiques took part in two fairs in Hong Kong, the International Antiques Fair and the Fine Art Asia fair, giving a broader global reach and buying opportunities to our Asian clients. These two shows in May and October have now become an integral part of our business activities.