The Team

Although we have a wide experience and knowledge we do not profess to know everything so where necessary, using our contacts, we will go that extra mile and find someone that does know about a particular area.

Mark Nelson-Griffiths

Mark has been involved in the antiques industry for many years. He was acting for private clients in London securing many high end sales and purchases. Mark now focuses on silver and was elected to LAPADA a number of years ago and acts as the silver consultant for NASADA Fairs.
Director, Silver

Howard Jones

Howard is energetic and full of enthusiasm and drive. Although relatively new to the auction and antiques scene he has got the bug. Using his experience in the Financial Services sector he plays a key role in the Company finances.
Director, Finance

Olly Webb

The Rostrum is lucky to have as Head of the Jewellery Department Olly Webb who is a long-term and highly qualified gemmologist. Olly is also a founder director of The Rostrum.
Director, Holt Office and Jewellery and Watches

Brian Watson

Brian Watson has been a dealer in glass for thirty years. He exhibits at major London antiques fairs including the LAPADA Fair, Olympia and the Decorative Antiques Fair, Battersea. He has been a regular member of the vetting committees of these fairs. He has also worked as a consultant for glass with several auction houses in the United Kingdom and France.
Glass Consultant

Tracey Rust-Andrews

Tracey has been involved in the auction industry for many years and loves the buzz of auctions and face to face contact with customers. She commands a profound knowledge and versatility of the back office requirements to an auction house.
Sale Day Administration

Rachel Simpson

Rachel trained originally as a rug weaver at Farnham art school before learning the oriental carpet trade in London, Turkey and India. Originally specialising in the art of restoration enabled her to handle rare and collectable tribal and decorative rugs as well as the modern commercial carpets. She continues to carry out restoration and cleaning and runs her own business at The Rug Studio.
Rugs and Carpets Consultant

Tolly Isgrove

Tolly has had an avid interest in silver, medals and coins since a young age and holds an in-depth knowledge of silver.
Silver Consultant

Andrew Gibb

Andrew has always had a deep love of art. Over the last 40 years this has developed into a particular interest in East Anglian artists, the artists of the Norwich School, and C19th and early C20th watercolours. For over 20 years he has traded in fine art as GlavenArt and has practised as a wonderfully sympathetic picture framer.
Picture Consultant

Hamza Borden

Hamza does all our catalogue photography and editing. He is also one of The Rostrum’s apprentices.

Jules Sherman-Case

Jules has a wide experience dealing with jewellery, has an in-depth knowledge of her field and has a good eye and adores her subject.
Jewellery Consultant

Other Consultants

We have a number of other consultants on whom we can call which include a LAPADA furniture member, an expert in Old Master Paintings, and an expert in Modern Art and Sculpture to name but a few.

Apprentices

The Rostrum are keen to promote younger people who are interested in their subjects and who are keen to be involved.
Hamza Borden – As well as being our photography mastermind Hamza increasingly pursues his interest in Jewellery and Silver