We are collectors who came to the realisation that we had too much stuff and so our business, So Last Century, came into being to help us declutter. It didn’t work, of course, and the house remains full of the clocks, watches and glass that we love. But we continue to enjoy searching and researching, talking to other collectors and dealers and travelling all over to uncover new and exciting finds.
The clocks that we have for sale are from the 19th and 20th centuries, English, French and German and the watches are predominantly 20th century post-war, 1950s to 1970s, with names like Omega, Breitling, Tissot, IWC and Jaeger le Coultre.
The glass is mainly 20th century, occasionally straying into the 19th and even into the 21st. We began with Lalique and branched out into all types of European glass together with some American and Australasian pieces. Favourites include Scandinavian and British glass with big names like Orrefors, Kosta, Whitefriars, Isle of Wight and Peter Layton, but we have pieces to suit every taste and every pocket, from £30 to £3,000. One of our latest areas of collecting is paperweights having been inspired by being next to the Paperweight Society at the National Glass Fair.
We never stop learning more about the wonderful articles that we acquire, and, above all, we bring our enthusiasm to our dealings with our customers.