Antiques Expert Comes To Eastbourne

Tuesday 21st February 2017

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One of TV’s best known faces of antiques is coming to Eastbourne.

Eric Knowles, probably most well known for his work on the Antiques Roadshow, is bringing his one man show ‘What’s It Worth?’ to The Royal Hippodrome on 12 March at 3.30pm.

He is one of those rare individuals who is able to share his considerable knowledge in a way that is exciting and easy to understand. He was born in Nelson in 1953 and worked in both engineering and for a firm of antique shippers in the early 1970’s. His love of antiques, inherited from his parents, came to the fore in 1976, when he joined Bonham’s, the London auctioneers, working first as a porter in the ceramics’ department, before becoming head of the department in 1981.

Eric Knowles has become a leading authority in the following fields: European and Oriental Ceramics from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century; the glass of Tiffany and Lalique; and Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Decorative Arts.  

Now, he is coming to Eastbourne with his ever changing two hour one man show that retains the same winning format of Meet and Greet, but with a difference.  Audience members can bring their heirlooms and treasures for on stage discussion but then, in the final part of the show, they will be able to see their objects brought to the screen, courtesy of a web type camera that will allow a more detailed view and appreciation in the valuation session. 

Tickets are £14.50 and are available from the box office on 01323 80 20 20 or online.

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