Mark Hill was a specialist in the collectors departments at Bonhams and Sotheby’s in London before joining an internet company where he became a director, forming and running its ground-breaking alliance with eBay Live Auctions. He is now an author, publisher, TV presenter, and a leading dealer in postwar Czech and 20th century decorative glass. Clients include international publishers, museums, educational institutions and private collectors.
His publishing company, Mark Hill Publishing Ltd, specialises in producing ground-breaking and innovative books on new areas in 20thC design and decorative arts. He is the co-author of the bi-annual international Miller’s Collectables Price Guides, and also writes regular columns for The Daily Mail and BBC Homes & Antiques magazine.
Mark is an expert on the BBC Antiques Roadshow, and has appeared on the BBC 20th Century Roadshow and Priceless Antiques Roadshow. He was also co-presenter of BBC Two’s landmark primetime antiques and interior design shows Cracking Antiques, Antiques Uncovered and Collectaholics (two series).
He is also a member of the vetting committee for major international fairs including the Olympia Fine Art & Antiques Fair, the BADA Fair, and Antiques For Everyone. He is a co-founder of the rapidly growing and influential Antiques Young Guns website and movement.
Mark is an accredited NADFAS lecturer and has lectured at prestigious locations across the world, including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. He has also contributed to innumerable newspapers, magazines, and radio programmes.
He is a Trustee of the charitable Glass Association, a Patron of the King’s Lynn Arts Centre, a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars and a Freeman of the City of London.
Mark is represented by Jo Wander Management
Publications by Mark Hill
Fat Lava: West German Ceramics of the 1960s & 70s (2006, second edition 2010, third revised and enlarged edition 2012)
Michael Harris: Mdina Glass & Isle of Wight Studio Glass (2006)
Frank Thrower & Dartington Glass (2007)
Hi Sklo Lo Sklo: Post War Czech Glass Design From Masterpiece To Mass-Produced (2008)
Caithness Glass: Loch, Heather & Peat (2011)
Alla Moda: Italian Ceramics of 1950s-70s (2012)
The Canny Collector (2013)
Beránek & Skrdlovice: Legends of Czech Glass (General Editor, 2014)
The Horrors of War by Pierre-Georges Jeanniot (2014)
In association with Judith Miller
Miller’s Collectables Price Guides & Handbooks 2010-2011, 2012-2013 & 2014-2015
Miller’s Collectables Price Guide 2009
DK Collectables Price Guides 2003, 2004, 2005,
2006, 2007 & 2008, published by Dorling Kindersley
Buy Keep or Sell?, for the Reader’s Digest (2004 & 2006)
DK Collectors Guide: 20th Century Glass (2004)
Decorative Arts (2006)
Miller’s 20th Century Design (2009)
Cracking Antiques, with Kathryn Rayward, published by Mitchell Beazley (2010)
Mark Hill Publishing Ltd is a private limited company registered in England, no.6793211
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