Matthew Barton has over twenty year's experience in the business, starting as a specialist at Sotheby's Bond Street silver department. Beginning with the cataloguing of a large collection of vinaigrettes, he went on to deal with some of the largest and best works by the Royal goldsmiths Rundell, Bridge & Rundell. He left London to run the antique sales of a Nairobi based auction business and then spent two years as a freelance valuation specialist in silver and works of art on the West Coast of America. Returning to Sotheby's in 1996 to become a Deputy Director, heading their Olympia valuations department, and subsequently as a Director of Lyon & Turnbull South, he continued to focus especially on the fields of silver, vertu and works of art. He is delighted to be using his wealth of experience and fascination for the field in this enterprise, Matthew Barton Ltd.