A BLACK GLAZED BOWL, NORTHERN CHINA, SONG DYNASTY (960-1279 AD)
 
Conical shape covered in a thick dark glaze with russet splashes, the exterior glazed to the pale grey stoneware foot - 7in. (178mm) diam
 
Damaged in transit -. Claim paid
   
 
About Us

 

Richard Thompson Insurance Brokers are an independent firm established in 1977. We take great pride in offering the highest levels of expertise and dedicated personal service to all clients.
 
As a specialist fine art insurance broker we have over 35 years of experience in dealing with private clients and the art and antiques market and we enjoy a reputation for creating well-ordered, tailored solutions for private and commercial art risks.
 
We provide market-leading products for Art & Antique Dealers, Antiquarian Book & Map Sellers, Private & Corporate Collectors, Artists, Art Consultants, Curators, Conservators & Restorers, Fine Art Agents, Auctioneers & Valuers, Packers & Transporters, Museums & Galleries and all types of art related business.
 
We handle a wide variety of additional insurances for our clients including general household, motor insurance, commercial property, professional liabilities and legal expenses.
 
Our unrivalled contacts within the art, antique and antiquarian book fields give us a substantial competitive advantage when offering advice. With access to the leading specialist insurers we think that we are uniquely placed to offer clients an excellent, highly personal and competitive service and, most importantly, to ensure that they have peace of mind, and the appropriate cover, should the worst happen.
 
We can advise on and provide introductions to numerous specialists in security and risk management, valuations, legal issues relating to art, collections management and display, conservation and restoration and on the acquisition and sale of items.


Services & Accreditations
     
Our extensive network of experts gives us access to valuers, auction houses, restorers, loss assessors/loss adjustors, fine art shippers and storage companies.
 
That means we are uniquely placed to ensure you have competitive and appropriate cover and are reimbursed efficiently should the worst happen.
 
As a continuing theme throughout our business practice, we visit all of our clients (if they wish us to do so) taking the time to evaluate the business and discuss the relevant insurance covers and limits necessary. All work is handled in-house from inception of the policy to renewal, including the handling of claims in a swift and efficient manner.

The Antiquarian Booksellers Association

We are the recommended broker for the Antiquarian Booksellers Association. The Antiquarian Book Sellers Association is the oldest organization of its kind in the world and is responsible for maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards, and the reputation of the industry. Combined with our knowledge of insurance and close relationships with underwriters, we have created two schemes - one to cater for collectors' needs and the other specifically designed for booksellers.

The British Antique Dealers' Association

We are a recommended service provider for The British Antique Dealers' Association (BADA). BADA is the trade association for the leading antique dealers in Britain. Since its foundation in 1918 BADA has set the standard for trading in the antiques business. Its main aim is to establish and maintain confidence between its members and the public, both in buying and selling.

Asian Art In London

We were proud to sponsor Asian Art In London at Masterpiece 2015 and we are recomended to their members. Asian Art In London brings together over sixty of the world’s top dealers, major auction houses and museums for an annual ten-day celebration of the finest Asian art.
Visitors converge on London for this prestigious international event offering gallery selling exhibitions, auctions, receptions, lectures and seminars.

The British Insurance Brokers Association

The British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) is the UK's leading general insurance intermediary organisation representing the interests of insurance brokers, intermediaries and their customers.