Across continents

One of my grandmother's plates that I kept; Chinese Export "blood and milk" 18thC. She told me it is my mother with me saying good bye to my father who is going on a business trip. I thought it was a little weird that my father was wearing a dress!

It's all about collecting in this new May issue of Homes & Antiques, and of course they asked me to write about my own collection. So I thought this is the perfect moment to write about the interesting story of my grandmother, and how she inspired me to start a porcelain business (and collection of course), even without me realising it.