Category: Porcelain & Pottery

Ian Towning On Television

After eight fabulous years appearing on ITV’s Dickinson’s Real Deal,  Ian Towning has decided to pull out of the show.  “I would like to thank the entire production team for  their help and advice and all the people who brought along the items that made the programme such a success,” says Ian.  Adding, “I shall continue to […]

Visit Our Showrooms

You have seen our website.  If you are in London do visit our showrooms opposite Chelsea Old Town Hall  in King’s Road.   You are guaranteed a warm welcome from well-known antiques dealer and jewellery expert Ian Towning and his staff.  They look forward to meeting you. Opening hours:   Monday to Saturday  10am to 6pm.    Closed Sundays. Anyone wishing to […]

Sensible Savings

Everyone is being urged to save for the future.  With the  UK stock market’s recent performance  leaving the British benchmark FT100  index suffering its worst start to a new year since 2008, no wonder people are looking at  alternative investments. Jewellery is very much a favourite safe haven at such times. Well respected Chelsea jeweller Ian Towning  reports greater […]

Silver Selection

Thinking of something special that looks great on a silver chain round the neck ?  Chelsea jeweller  Ian Towning has just the thing  at the Bourbon Hanby website SHOP here on the internet. Amongst  his  selection of  silver this is certainly different as it is not to wear. It hangs round the neck of a bottle,  a decorative silver wine  label, a reminder of  a […]

User Friendly

Pay Pal, the choice of many buyers  for purchases on the internet, is now available to buyers at Bourbon Hanby’s SHOP on this website. This is in addition to the choice of the major credit cards that have always been an option for payment. For a whole host of antiques and fine art,  SHOP at www.bourbonhanby.com  […]

Watch This Space

The clocks go back every autumn. Then it is lighter in the mornings and the lights come on earlier in the evening. Chelsea jeweller Ian Towning at Bourbon Hanby Arcade has ideas for presents for every season. And more and more people are buying from his stock illustrated on this website. For a present with […]

What’s On In Worcester

On Saturday 25th October 2014 ,  Ian Towning will be one of the specialist dealers filming  ITV’s “Dickinson’s Real Deal”  at the University of Worcester Arena,  Hylton Road, Worcester WR12 5JN. Everyone is invited. As usual  there will be wide variety of items for sale brought along in the hope that the dealers will make an acceptable offer.   If […]

Art Deco Jewellery For Everyone

As ITV’s  costume drama, Downton Abbey returns to television screens for another season  with episodes set in the 1920s,  there is increasing interest in  Art Deco jewellery.  It is very much in fashion again. Chelsea-based TV  jewellery expert Ian Towning says, “Whilst  characters in the series  wear  some fabulous  necklaces and earrings of the period, well beyond the price-range of most people,  fortunately […]

Delighted Seller

Back on prime-time television during autumn 2014 Posh Pawn  attracts  a growing following of viewers.   Chelsea Jewellery expert Ian Towning  of Bourbon Hanby regularly advises the pawnbroker on the value of items brought in to pawn or for sale. In the first of the second series, a client asked  James Constantinou, owner of the well-known Surrey firm of pawnbrokers to value and make an offer […]

Buy Early For The Festive Season

It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas presents!  Some of the most exciting things will be in the shops very soon now. There is always renewed interest  in the antiques and jewellery world at this time of year with new stock coming onto the market for the autumn season. Specialist dealer Ian Towning at Bourbon Hanby Arcade in Chelsea, London […]