The title ‘The Majolica Guru’ was given by the respected US Magazine Architectural Digest (July 2017) to describe Nick Boston respected US Magazine https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/nicolaus-boston-shares-his-inspirations-with-ad
A catchy headline perhaps but in essence, it does say it all.
Nick is the pioneering dealer in 19th century Majolica, Pottery & Porcelain opening his first shop in 1980 on the Kings Road, Chelsea when he was just 20 years old.
Some forty years later he is now recognised Internationally as the Worlds expert on 19th century Majolica and British Ceramics.
The journey of learning, researching, cataloguing, appearing on tv and radio , lecturing, advising and building the Worlds greatest majolica Collections culminated in being asked in 2018 by the Bard Graduate Centre, New York and the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore to be the Curatorial Advisor and Author for the Exhibition and accompanying Catalogue ‘ Majolica Mania’, the greatest Majolica event since Minton launched Minton Majolica at the Great Exhibition in 1851. https://thewalters.org/news/majolica/
Nick Boston, a third generation Antiques Dealer, is passionate about 19th Century Design.
He believes that no other medium as pottery and porcelain mirror the constant changing fashions and inspirations from all corners of the globe during that tell the Victorian story. The Aesthetic Movement, Gothic Revival, High Victorian design and Neo Classism are showcased in Nick’s ever changing inventory.
The ceramic work of the great 19th century designer, The Father of Modernism, Doctor Christopher Dresser especially excites Nick. He has lectured on Dresser’s work in the UK and America, has sold major pieces to Museum’s and has helped build the most important collections of Dresser's work in the World.
One of Nick's most proud achievement was building the remarkable collection of Aesthetic Movement Pottery and Porcelain for Mrs Helene Fortunoff and Mr Robert Grossman, which now resides in the British Department of The Metropolitan Museum, New York ( see all credit line 'Gift of Helene Fortunoff and Robert Grossman) https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/770916
The Victoria & Albert Museum and The Metropolitan Museum New York are included many Museums who have purchased objects from Nick.
Nineteenth Century British Ceramics and Nick have become inseparable… buying and selling, researching and learning, discovering and sharing...it's his job and his life long passion!