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Penrose Antiques Ltd

Penrose Antiques Ltd was established in 2010.

We specialise in Georgian & Victorian silver, vintage watches, porcelain & small furniture. We also write, edit and publish antique related books.

You can visit us at Salts Mill the world heritage site in West Yorkshire, where we have a dealer room at Carlton Antiques Centre. We also sell antiques online via our our Antiques Atlas shop, our Selling Antiques shop, our Love Antiques shop, exhibitions and stands at Antique Fairs.

Penrose Antiques Books

William Billingsley, the enegmatic porcelain artist, decorator and manufacturer.








Catalogue for the selling exhibition "A Journey with William Billingsley"

Catalogue for the selling exhibition “A Journey with William Billingsley”


Penrose Antiques Ltd is working towards publishing a series of short guides and other short books focusing on the different genres of Antique. Our second short guide “William Billingsley The Enigmatic Porcelain Artist Decorator and Manufacturer”  focuses on the life and works of William Billingsley as his career developed from working as an apprentice at Derby in 1774, through to him establishing his own porcelain works in Nantgarw and his eventual move to Coalport, where he died 1828. This book will be available as a paper back (ISBN: 9783741868078) and an e-book (ISBN: 9783741868023).

Other Penrose Antiques publications include, the first of our short guides to antiques, “Charles Horner”  currently available as a paperback (ISBN 9783741852275) and as an e-book (ISBN: 9783741852503) is the first in our series of Penrose Antiques Ltd short guides to antiques. Penrose Antiques also published the e-book catalogue (ISBN: 9783741809903) for the selling exhibition “A Journey with William Billingsley” This exhibition ran from the 25th of May 2016 through to 31st of July 2016.

New addition to the Penrose Antiques Short Gudes - Nantgarw Porcelain: The Pursuit ofPerfection

New addition to the Penrose Antiques Short Guides – Nantgarw Porcelain: The Pursuit of Perfection

Nantgarw Porcelain: The Pursuit of Perfection, ISBN: 978-0-244-90654-2 was published on 9 May 2017. The book reviews the establishment of the Nantgarw factory, the characteristics of the wares it produced, describes a newly discovered Nantgarw dinner service and summarises the pitfalls involved in the identification of unmarked Nantgarw porcelain. An eBook version will be released by the middle of June 2017.

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Next Fair

Bowman Harrogate Yorkshire Antiques & Art Fair  20th – 21th May 2017

antiques-are-greenWe are proud to display the Antiques are Green logo. Buying antique items is a great form of recycling, and helps to protect the environment. For more information, please visit the Antiques Are Green website.