Jewelry, Silver & Precious Metals
For many years Ian Harris has run N. Bloom & Son Ltd., the London-based
jewelers and silver dealers. In his youth he received a thorough
grounding in English antique silver, old Sheffield and Victorian plate,
as well as carriage clocks and bronzes. In the 1960s, the firm
diversified into old jewelry, which has now become its major interest.
Ian has written two books on silver and catalogued the collection of the
Royal College of Physicians, and is a freeman of the Worshipful Company
of Goldsmiths and the City of London. He is one of the original experts
of the BBC's ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, and regularly appeared on the original
Going for a Song with Arthur Negus, as well as the more recent programs.