Category: Oriental

Autumn Opportunity

With a successful summer season of antiques and fine art fairs behind us, an another opportunity arises. Dealers have been restocking. In particular Ian Towning at Bourbon Handby Arcade opposite Chelsea Old Town Hall in King’Road  west London. Here he always maintains a large stock of jewellery on offer at prices to suit all pockets. Recently there has been increased […]

Hot News

The long hot summer continues. Following the London summer fairs antiques are back in the news. Nowhere more so than at  Chelsea jewellery expert, the television personality, Ian Towning’s  showrooms in London. When it comes style and the latest trends, Ian has a selection of pieces to suit all pockets and seasons,  not least the […]

Filming Posh Pawn

Chelsea fine jewellery expert Ian Towning is filming another contribution to Channel 4’s popular Posh Pawn. This popular television programme is now being filmed for the next series to be seen later in the year. As before when a really special high-end piece of jewellery is brought into one of Prestige Pawnbrokers shops in Hatton […]

An Evening To Remember

A dinner party with a difference at a village pub, The Silver Plough at Pitton in Wiltshire, was a sparkling occasion for fifteen guests and their partners that took place behind locked doors  in the presence of security staff. Amongst the silver service on the tables was a selection of fabulous  high-end jewellery for the diners to try on […]

In And Out

Few people are unaware of the national Referendum on 23 June 2016. The question is does the UK remain or leave the European Union? Perhaps some people are looking for something to take their mind off the choice, but there has been a noticeable increase in the number of visitors in and out of the Bourbon Hanby Arcade, […]

Busy Weekend

Much loved singer and impersonator Joe Longstone delights audiences with a great impression of ITV ‘s show “Dickinson’s Real Deal” stars, David Dickinson and IanTowning. Joe had a big surprise on Saturday night 21 May whilst appearing at the Circus Tavern, Purfleet. Essex. Suddenly the real Ian Towning appeared in his act.  Great fun! The weekend  of 21-22 May 2016 was a busy one […]

Best Bus

With so many antiques collectors and dealers in London during the summer here is a note  on how to enjoy some sightseeing and a  visit to Bourbon Hanby Arcade where you will find  the showrooms of well-known antiques and jewellery expert Ian Towning and other specialist dealers.  From the centre of the city an easy way is to take […]

Take Some Professional Advice

We all have our dreams. Sometimes there is an opportunity to achieve them. Many people see a piece of jewellery they much admire, but it is outside their price range. They always remember it. Then one day it becomes possible to seriously consider such a purchase. That is the time to take some professional advice – but […]

Welcome Visitors

As Spring brings better weather so it traditionally brings overseas visitors to Britain especially London. This year has been no exception. In fact, as well-known and respected Chelsea  jewellery authority and antiques expert Ian Towning advises, there are more visitors from abroad than ever this year. He has been amazed and delighted to welcome people who have made the journey […]

Chelsea Antiques Fair

Since 1950 there has been an antiques fair at the Old Town Hall, King’s Road, Chelsea in west London. This venue is the oldest surviving traditional London antiques fair. When it started there were only half a dozen such events throughout Britain. For well over half a century it has attracted visitors from all over […]