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The Antique Enamel Company

Home of English and Continental Enamels, Gold Boxes and Objets de Vertu

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The Antique Enamel Company was founded in London by John Jaffa. John has been one of London’s premier dealers in 18th to early 20th century English and Continental enamels, gold boxes, Objects of Vertu, tort & pique items, musical bird boxes, silver cigarette cases, porcelain, desk seals, etui & sewing items, papier mâché, Fabergé and rare perfume bottles for the past three decades.

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50 years of experience

Building Collections

Enamel Animals

THE MCLARTY COLLECTION

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Nancy McLarty (1925-2001) started her collection of English enamels in the early 1980s. A gift of a Samson box sparked her interest, and she subsequently collected enamels that were either shaped as or painted with animals. A discerning subject expert, she worked with The Antique Enamel Company, and a group select British dealers, to build a significant collection over a twenty-year period. Upon her death all items were sold, rather than given to a museum, so that fellow collectors could enjoy her treasures.

1700 to 2000

THE KHALILI COLLECTION

The Khalili Collection Enamels Of The World 1700 to 2000 is one of the finest collections of its kind. It includes spectacular masterpieces from all the major global centres of enamelling. The Antique Enamel Company has supported Sir Nasser David Khalili since 2010, sourcing, verifying and securing exceptional objets de vertue.

Gold Boxes

THE DE SANTIS COLLECTION

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Philanthropist and lifelong entrepreneur, Carl DeSantis, was a client of The Antique Enamel company for many years. His rare box collection was exceptional.  Our global specialists sourced and secured rare gold and antique enamel boxes for Mr DeSantis. His collection was sold by Sothebys in 2011.

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RARE BRITISH ENAMELS, REDISCOVERED

The world has rediscovered the world of the ornate. Demand for exceptional British enamel boxes, in particular, is growing rapidly.

John Jaffa, CEO

WORLD OF WONDER

I have spent many valuable years sourcing rare pieces for some of the world's most discerning collectors. I love what I do.

John Jaffa, CEO

Winner

WINNER: LAPADA Object of the Year, 2013

The LAPADA Object of the Year, run from April to June each year, gives LAPADA members the opportunity to promote a special object to potential buyers in the run up to June, a pivotal time for the UK art and antiques trade when international buyers flock to London.

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