The Finest Antique Porcelain and Pottery Since 1964
About Bardith Ltd
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About UsEstablished by Edith Wolf in 1964, Bardith, Ltd. is one of the premier sources worldwide for 18th and early 19th century English porcelain and pottery. Additionally, we have extensive collections of antique Chinese porcelain, French porcelain and pottery, and one of the world’s largest collections of 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century Dutch Delft. We have a large selection of plates, dishes, vases, cache pots, platters, and tureens. Bardith offers a large selection of full dinner services, dessert services, and tea services, as well as sets of plates, pairs of plates, and individual items. While Bardith’s primary focus is ceramics, we also carry a selection of 18th- and 19th-century needlework and 19th-century silhouettes.
Today the shop is managed by Edith's son, Steven Wolf, and the shop manager, Naomi Nomikos.
A Commitment to Beauty
While our inventory is always changing, our commitment to providing the finest quality and most beautiful antique porcelain and pottery remains constant. We carefully select each piece in the Bardith inventory, always asking, “Is it beautiful?” Only if an item has lasting aesthetic value and is also of the highest quality will we bring in into our collection. This commitment to quality has made Bardith a leader in 18th- and 19th-century porcelain and pottery for the past four decades. Truly, Bardith is an invaluable source for designers, collectors, and antique lovers looking for something exquisite from an era of superb taste and craftsmanship.
Bardith has been featured in the New York Times, Asia Week, Martha Stewart, HouseBeautiful, and Architectural Digest.
Steven Wolf, President of Bardith has a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Art History from Columbia University. He has worked in the antiques business for over 18 years.
In the area of Chinese porcelains we work with a Chinese national who is a PhD candidate at the Bard Graduate Center. She has finished all her course requirements and is currently writing her dissertation on antique Chinese and Japanese porcelains. Her resume is as follows:
Xiaoyi Yang has a Masters degree from Columbia University: 2013-2015, Master of Arts, Museum Anthropology/Museum Studies Department of Anthropology, Graduate School of Arts and Science Columbia University, New York City, U.S.A.
Xiaoyi is now in Shanghai, China and is consulting with Bardith. We believe that Xiaoyi’s knowledge and expertise in the area of Chinese pre-modern ceramics is invaluable to Bardith.
Highlights of Xiaoyi's extensive and varied work experience in the field of Chinese pre-modern ceramics includes:
Jan. 2018 – May 2018, taught “History of Decorative Arts”course with Professor Tom Wolf at Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York, giving weekly lectures on East Asian and Western European decorative arts from the seventeenth century to the contemporary era; Sep. 2015 – May 2019, worked as a research assistant for Professor François Louis, New York City Coordinating the Focus Gallery project on the Sanlitu; researching medieval Chinese and early modern East Asian ceramics and metalwork;
July 2018, During a summer break from the her work in New York Xiaoyi enrolled in the conservation research workshop “Museum Objects as Evidence: Approaches to the Material World,” sponsored by the University of Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum Studying Dutch delft, Chinese, and Japanese blue-and-white ceramics dated from 17th to 18th centuries, employing scientific equipment to authenticate and identify traditional European and East Asian ceramics, textiles, and paintings in the Rijksmuseum collection.
Earlier in her career from Feb. 2014 – Jan. 2015 Xiaoyi worked as a research assistant in the Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), New York City Researching Chinese ceramics (mainly Ming-Qing porcelain and stoneware) from the collection of Dr. Berthold Laufer.
From Feb.- May 2014 Xiaoyi co-curated the exhibition “Fragmented Histories: Archaeology of a Sugar Plantation on Montserrat” Location: The Low Memorial Library, Columbia University, New York City Exhibition time: May13 – November 6, 2014. Among her jobs for this exhibit was researching Chinese and Japanese export porcelains from the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries