Alastair Gibson Auctions
'The Celestial Cup'
Alastair Gibson


Gibson Antiques

Gibson Antiques Ltd specialises in Oriental ceramics and works of art and was founded by Alastair Gibson, MRICS in 2007. Alastair had over 20 years’ experience working in the British art market before setting up his own business, having formerly been director of the Chinese & Japanese Ceramics and Works of Art Department of Sotheby’s Europe. 

Alastair has comprehensive stock and is well placed to source pieces for collectors and investors.

Gibson Antiques has been a regular exhibitor at a number of antiques fairs including Fine Art Asia and the International Antiques Fair in Hong Kong, TEFAF, Maastricht and several UK exhibitions including BADA, Olympia, Art Antiques London and Open Art fairs.

Alastair has served on various vetting committees and is a fully qualified member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Fine Art & Chattels Division. As a member of the RICS, Alastair Gibson is qualified to offer a professional valuation service.

Alastair is also a former BADA council member and former director of Asian Art in London.


Alastair Gibson Auctions

In 2020 Alastair developed Alastair Gibson Auctions, holding his first live auction in London in November 2021. The auction totalled over £880,000 and featured objects from the private collections of H. G. Beasley (1881 – 1939), Diana M. Stainow (1926 – 2019), Gerard Dissevelt (1912 – 1992) and Geoffrey Charles Martineau Lupton (1930 – 2019), amongst many other items of fine Asian art.

Since then, Alastair has continued to hold auctions which have featured private collections from Lt. Col. George Douglas Gray, CMG, CBE, MD RAMC (1872 – 1946), Augustus Thorne (1825 – 1901), The Mujintang Collection, Taipei and in December 2022 sold ‘The Lord Cunliffe Cong’, a rare Chinese neolithic jade four-tiered cong, circa 3300 – 2300 BC which sold for £143,000 (including premium) In March 2024 Alastair had the pleasure of selling the collection of Alberto V Santos, including ceramics and his reference library of over 400 bound and unbound catalogues covering almost 65 years of worldwide auction sales. 


Chinese blue and white solider vases
Gibson Antiques
Chinese ceramics and works of art
c/o BADA
21 John Street
Opening hours
By appointment only
Alastair Gibson MRICS