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Michele Beiny, Inc.

18th and 19th Century European Ceramics & Contemporary Ceramics and Glass

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New York , NY 10028
United States


Figure Groups Representing the Five Senses


Open Eye

Pair of Wine Bottle Coolers

Brussels Faience Duck Tureen

Blue and White Biscuit Porcelain Plaque

Six Three-Footed Imari Candlesticks

Pair of Hares

Pair of Kakiemon Hexafoil Vases

Marseille Faience Pair of Wine Glass Coolers

Powder-Blue Ground Sample Bowl

Gilded Fire Vessel

Höchst Faience Pair of Parrots


Michele Beiny Harkins is a third generation antiques dealer. Her grandfather, Hanns Weinberg, founded the Antique Porcelain Company in London in 1946 and later opened galleries in New York in 1957 and Zurich in 1972.

Michele Beiny Harkins started her own gallery in 1987 in New York specializing in 18th and early 19th century English and Continental porcelain and European faience, as well as French furniture and decorations, objets de vertu, and renaissance jewels. More recently, she has added modern and contemporary ceramics and glass to her repertoire. She has exhibited at many international antiques shows including TEFAF Maastricht in the Netherlands, The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair and The International Ceramics Fair and Seminar in London, The Winter Show in New York, the International Fairs in Basel and Munich, and the Paris Biennale.

She is the Founder and President of the Board of the Wallace Collection in America.