What makes Alan Landis Antiques special is Alan Landis

A dynamic and compelling historical story teller, speaker with a global access to antiques, Alan Landis is the man other antique dealers come to for information. He has inspired countless people to begin collecting and displaying pieces – tying each to their own special anecdote. An expert in English ceramics (1750-1950), Meissen, Australiana and Wedgwood in particular, Alan is dedicated to finding the right piece for the right spot in a home for each person.

Biography of Alan

Alan’s career in antiques began after completing his tertiary education at Cranbrook School, taking a job at the Wynyard Coin Centre. Whilst there he enrolled at the University of NSW as a miscellaneous student and received a Distinction in the Decorative Arts course run by the highly respected Antique Dealer, Stanley Lipscombe.

Alan left the coin shop to work and later manage Bortignon’s Antiques located under the Sydney Hilton (1975-77). In November 1977 Alan opened his own shop at 167 Castlereagh Street in the middle of the city.

Over the years Alan has helped establish a number of Collectors’ Societies including Wedgwood, Australiana and Silver; all of which are still going strong and have branches in several states. He has been a supporter of the Powerhouse Museum since his business began and was made a Life Fellow in 2005.

After 35 years Alan left the city after trading at various locations, moving to the Sydney Antique Centre and for the past five years has been located at Potts Point Galleries in Macleay Street, Potts Point. Alan is entering his 42nd year in business in Sydney.

Each year Alan travels to the U.K. and USA pursuing special pieces for his clients and for the Antique Fairs he exhibits in Sydney and Melbourne. Alan is also regularly requested to exhibit in other states.

For over 30 years Alan has held a membership of the Australian Antique & Art Dealers Association (AAADA ) serving on the committee for most of that period.

Wedgwood has long been Alan’s area of special interest, He is regularly asked to lecture internationally on the topic of ‘Wedgwood Specially made for Australia’.

Alan has valued the contents of many Historic Houses including Government House and is consulted by many State Galleries and Museums. He has exhibited at over fifty Antique Fairs all over Australia.

Alan has given many talks and organised ‘Valuation days’ pro bono for many organisations including Red Cross, St John Ambulance and CWA.

Speak to Alan today to find out why he is ‘the best antiques dealer’ to find the right piece for your home.

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Located at: 67 Macleay St, Potts Point.

Alan is available Saturday 1 – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm  or by appointment

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Alan Landis can help you find the perfect piece, whether you have a specific antique or style in mind or not.  Alan can advise and access a vast global network to help locate something special to suit.

What's Clients Say

My association with Alan Landis spans more than 30 years. Throughout this time, I have had a wonderful ongoing relationship, both personal and in business. Our considerable business involvements have been varied and most satisfying and rewarding in every respect. Alan has always shown a willingness to be of assistance, always reliable, accurate and efficient. His vast knowledge of antiques in general and ceramics in particular, is readily shared with others. Alan is a credit to his profession and to the many associations, both Australian and international, where he is an active member. I consider it a privilege to have Alan Landis as one of my closest friends.

Keith M. Deutsher

Life Member, National Gallery of Victoria
I have known Alan Landis in a professional capacity for more than 15 years through his work as a valuer to the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales. Alan is highly regarded as a specialist in British Ceramics after 1700, Australian ceramics, English and Australian silverware and glassware. In undertaking the identification and valuation of a broad range of ceramics, silverware and glassware held at various Historic Houses Trust properties, Alan has demonstrated extensive knowledge and great expertise in these areas, combined with the highest integrity.

Robert Griffin

Curator Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales
A prominent antique dealer in Sydney, Alan Landis has made a substantial contribution of his time, expertise and advice to the Powerhouse Museum over the last two decades. He has been instrumental in identifying a range of British and Australian ceramic objects and Australian colonial silverware which were acquired for the Museum’s collection. Alan has also provided prompt, accurate and objective valuations of ceramics and silverware donated to the Museum under the Cultural Gifts Scheme. His expertise in the areas of Wedgwood, Worcester and Doulton ceramics is particularly impressive. In recognition of his outstanding contribution, Alan was appointed an Honorary Associate to the Powerhouse Museum in 1982 and Life Fellow in 2005.

Eva Czernis-Ryl

Curator, Decorative Arts and Design, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

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