| Antiques Roadshow|
Expert on ceramics
| 22 October 1942 (1942-10-22) |
Lars Tharp, Hilary Kay, Henry Sandon, Paul Atterbury, Eric Knowles
David Battie FRSA (born 22 October 1942) is a British expert on ceramics with a particular emphasis on Japanese and Chinese artefacts.
After attending art school where he studied as a graphic designer, Battie joined Reader's Digest magazine for three years. In 1965, he joined the auction house Sotheby's. There he worked in the Departments of Ceramics and Oriental Works of Art and was appointed a Director in 1976. He retired from Sotheby's in 1999.
He is perhaps best known for his many television appearances on the long running BBC television show Antiques Roadshow in which he has been appearing since the first series in 1977.
Since leaving Sotheby's he has been editor of Masterpiece Magazine and has written many books on pottery and porcelain. He also undertakes public speaking.
David Battie Wikipedia