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
   
 
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.
  1. Art & Antiques Dealers
    Insurance cover for art businesses is a highly specialised area. We believe that our policies should be as exceptional as the things our clients sell. Read more...
  2. Museums & Galleries
    From small independent museums to galleries of international importance, it is vital to get the right insurance to suit your needs.
  3. Antiquarian Book & Map Sellers
    Richard Thompson Insurance Brokers Ltd cut its teeth developing specialist coverage for antiquarian booksellers. Since then we have developed our own policy wording supported by leading insurers and developed our relationship with the industry.
  4. Private & Corporate Collections
    Collections are not only treasured possessions but major financial assets and investments. Knowing that your valuable items are properly insured provides reassuring peace of mind.
  5. Art Consultants, Curators & Valuers
    Acquiring works of art on behalf of clients, negotiating sales, researching provenance, providing valuations, commenting on authenticity, managing and curating collections, advising on tax issues, framing, hanging, storage etc all expose art consultants to professional risks.
  6. Auction Houses
    Our staff understand the unique risks faced by auctioneers and work closely with clients to obtain the best possible terms.
  7. Private Clients
    In addition to cover for works of art and valuable contents we look after all types of personal and property insurance from home and contents through to motor, personal accident and travel. We have built up excellent relationships with an exceptional panel of insurers and can find cost effective solutions to protect your lifestyle.
  8. Property
    We arrange insurances for all types of commercial and investment properties from single structures to property portfolios. We have a wealth of experience in advising on the most appropriate cover with insurers who themselves are experts in valuing, protecting and managing risk on all types of premises.
  9. Our Services
    We advise on and arrange insurance for clients who want or require a dedicated, expert and highly bespoke service.