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Antichrondan expert dead: 'He was everyone's favorite uncle'

Antichrondan expert dead: 'He was everyone's favorite uncle'

SVT has been broadcasting “Antikrundan” since 1989. The program is based on the British version which began broadcasting in 1979 and is now shown on SVT under the name “Engelska antikrundan”.

Ceramics expert Henry Sandon has been involved from the beginning and has appeared on the program several times over the course of 40 years.

He was awarded the honorary title of MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth in 2008 for his efforts in television and charitable work.

Sandon died on Christmas Day. He was 95 years old.

'A magical TV moment'

Son John Sandon says his father “was everyone's favorite uncle” to viewers of the show.

-His enthusiasm for even the most discolored and battered ceramics was contagious. John Sandon says his delight at finding a rare Staffordshire china teapot, nicknamed Ozzie, was a magical TV moment that few will forget.

Henry Sandon valued Ozzie at a quarter of a million kroner when Antikrundan visited Northampton in an episode in the 1990s.

“A much loved expert”

Presenter Fiona Bruce said Henry Sandon “charmed everyone he met on the show”.

Antichrondan colleague Philip Cyrille says Sandon “did a lot to highlight the monuments.”

Sandon was a curator at the Royal Worcester Museum for many years. Sandon was a “much-loved expert” who “will be greatly missed,” the museum wrote after the obituary.

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