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Welcome to the new The Meissen Man Blog.  For over thirty five years Laurence has travelled the globe in his quest to become a world authority in Antiques specialising in Meissen Porcelain. His encyclopaedic knowledge of the subject is the result of his visits to the great wealth of Meissen in both leading museums and private collections in London, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, St Petersburg, Amsterdam and countless other major cities. All these have been contributory to Laurence, also known as The Meissen Man the Meissen Man’s acquiring an unsurpassed knowledge of his subject. Among Laurence’s treasured memories are time spent with the CEO of Meissen in Dresden, opening the Kathy Gilmeister Collection at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacremento and filming the priceless Meissen displayed at the Ceil Higgins Art Gallery in Bedford. While one of his most treasured memories is of spending ten days in the home of Roy Brynes in 2010, shortly before Christies sold Roy’s priceless Meissen collection. Laurence has been a consultant to HSBC High Net Worth Insurance Underwriting and is currently the leading consultant for Cottees auction houses, in Poole and is the Author of The Meissen Collector’s Catalogue, published by the Antique Collector’s Club in 2004, a much sort after work of reference containing listings and illustrations of hundreds of the most popular Meissen pieces produced. Currently Laurence is also a consultant for a new inspirational Auction House; Hansons that opened up in London. Amongst the projects that Laurence is involved in is raising the awareness to the valuable relationship  Hanson Auctioneers have with charities. That all of their London based auction sales are regularly held once a month in the Normansfield Theatre also the former home of  Dr John Langdon Down, formerly known as Normansfield, is now owned and managed by the Down’s Syndrome Association.

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