WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF JAN AFFORD LIMITED, A SPECIALIST INTERNATIONAL DEALER AND COLLECTOR OF FINE PRE 1945 RENE LALIQUE AND LOETZ GLASS.
IN ADDITION TO A GOOD RANGE OF OPALESCENT PIECES, I CARRY ONE OF THE LARGEST INVENTORIES OF RENE LALIQUE COLORED VASES AVAILABLE AND FOR SALE IN THE UK. IN MOST CASES THESE ARE INFINITELY RARER AND MORE DESIRABLE THAN THEIR OPALESCENT OR COLORLESS COUNTERPARTS, THESE VIBRANT PIECES HAVE PROVEN STRONG INVESTMENT RETURNS. ALONE OR IN COMBINATION, THEY ARE FREQUENTLY DRAMATIC AND IMPOSING AND SIT WELL WITH PERIOD OR CONTEMPORARY FURNISHINGS AND DECOR.
WHETHER BUYING OR SELLING, YOUR ENQUIRIES ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO ME - YOU WILL GET A RESPONSE WITHIN 24 HOURS. COMPARE MY PRICES WITH THOSE ACHIEVED AT AUCTION - ON A LIKE FOR LIKE BASIS YOU WILL FIND THEM HIGHLY COMPETITIVE. WE HAVE THE CONFIDENCE TO INVEST OUR OWN RESOURCES IN OUR INVENTORY. WHY RUN THE RISK OF BUYING UNSEEN AND RELYING ON CONDITION REPORTS WITHOUT COMEBACK WHEN YOU DONT HAVE TO.
OUR STUDIO AND GALLERY IS OPEN BY PERSONAL APPOINTMENT AT ALL TIMES AND ENABLES VISITORS TO VIEW OUR CURRENT "FOR SALE" INVENTORY. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THESE PAGES ILLUSTRATE A REPRESENTATIVE SELECTION FROM MY INVENTORY. AT ANY ONE MOMENT SOME ITEMS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE, OR I MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL ITEMS NOT LISTED. IT IS THEREFORE VERY IMPORTANT TO CONTACT ME DIRECTLY TO DISCUSS ANY ITEMS OF INTEREST FURTHER. I CHOOSE NOT TO DISPLAY PRICES ON MY WEBSITE, THEY ARE AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY ON REQUEST VIA eMAIL or PHONE - SEE BELOW
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or follow the link at end of pageABOUT JAN AFFORD LIMITED
Jan Afford Limited (until November 2009 known as Afford Decorative Arts) was first established by Jan Afford in the 1980's. For over ten years I had a shop in Camden Passage,Central London. Since then I have traded by appointment from my home in North Warwickshire.
I periodically exhibit at Olympia in London - one of the worlds foremost International Fine Arts and Antiques Fairs.
I am one of the UKs longest established dealers in fine Rene Lalique glassware. I have bought and sold many of pieces of his work over the years. I have also sourced numerous major Rene Lalique Artworks for private collectors around the world. As a customer you therefore benefit from a vast wealth of expertise and knowledge about rarity, authenticity, condition and value. WHO BUYS FROM ME ?
My customer base is highly diverse and I operate at all levels of the quality end of the market. It includes discerning individuals sometimes with limited knowledge of art and antiques, who wish to make a "one off purchase" with complete reassurance, perhaps for investment or to mark a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or retirement.
Naturally it also includes Serious Collectors at all levels, International Dealers, Interior Designers/Decorators, Museums, and increasingly, Corporate and Investment Business.
Whatever your requirements, whether it is a single item, or building an entire collection; I am happy to work with you to achieve your specific aims.
I handle all aspects of each transaction myself. You can be assured of a prompt, efficient service and of course, the very best professional advice and expertise.
If you are looking for a particular item which is not on the following pages, it is always worth contacting me. I may have it in stock; if not, I may be able to locate it via my extensive network of contacts.TERMS OF BUSINESS AND REFUND POLICY
Your enquiries are always very important to me, and I am happy to provide as much detailed information as possible where there is genuine and serious interest. I have extremely high standards as a collector myself, and the description of the pieces on the website and on transaction paperwork is as accurate as possible when describing provenance, condition and authenticity.
Prospective buyers must remember that manufacturing flaws are commonplace with the moulded glass of Rene Lalique and the artisan wrought iridescent glass of Loetz. Moderate shelf wear comeasurate with age and use is acceptable and is usually a good indicator of age and authenticity.
I will offer sale or return services with prior agreement, however I cannot offer refunds on the basis of "buyer remorse". In the unlikely event you are not fully satisfied with your purchase and the grounds for refund are genuine and reasonable, the item(s) must be returned at purchasers expense, risk and in the same condition that they were shipped originally within 14 days.