Welcome to "Antoinettes' Heirlooms".
We are a small family business, and we endeavour to ensure personal customer service.
We specialise in antique and vintage ceramics, silver/silver plate and other interesting, quirky, yet memorable and collectable items.
We have always been "heirloom magpies".
Based on the edge of the Cotswolds our clients are from the UK and abroad.
Whether you are looking for an affordable household addition or a luxury gift we hope to assist.
Heirlooms are captured moments of a treasured time our antique and vintage items are not only attractive and decorative but also functional.
Many of our "collectables" reflect our equestrian and rural interests
Additional to our Antique and Vintage goods we hope to expand our range of quality 21st century goods which will also become future heirlooms
We are constantly seeking new and interesting items so we advise you to check our stock regularly.
Our passion is to select high quality affordable pieces for you to enjoy
We appreciate that you all lead very busy lives and time is precious so we trade online which we hope allows you to browse our goods at your leisure and get in touch if you have any questions.
Using our secure PayPal gateway allows you to buy with confidence.
We ship worldwide but specifically ask buyers to contact us to confirm individual shipping costs
We support Antiques are Green; antiques are a great buy, good value for money and a very enjoyable, sustainable purchase as Nigel Worboys points out "we need as a world to consume less and reuse more - antiques are a perfect way to take the green movement into our homes".
We hope you will enjoy looking through our website and if you have any queries, regarding the items on display and have suggestions or comments on our service or how it can be improved or a personal wish list don't hesitate to contact us.
We were delighted to assist the British Science Museum in sourcing items for the "James Watt" Exhibition.
Namely a dinner service by the infamous North Staffordshire alchemist "Ridgway" :-
Testimonial by Ben Russell, Curator, British Science Museum
‘The Science Museum worked with Jane while researching ceramics for the new gallery James Watt and our World, which opened in March 2011. The Museum was looking for early nineteenth century ceramics for a display case showing trends in domestic product manufacture. Jane supplied the museum with a ‘Stone china’ dinner service by Ridgway, c. 1814–30, and her knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject was fantastic.’
Ben Russell, Curator, British Science Museum