An exhibition of the best of East Anglian antiques has opened in Eye.
Hosted by English and Continental Antiques in Broad Street, the event runs until October 31 and is open Wednesdays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm.
Showroom owner Steve Harmer (pictured) said: “This is the best collection you could see of East Anglian objects outside a museum.”
Mr Harmer said visitors could view up to 50 paintings by Norwich School artists, around 40 to 50 pieces of 18th century Lowestoft pocelain, and 15 long case clocks and some early bracket clocks and barometers from local makers.
“We have exhibitions two or three times a year, but this one has particular local appeal,” Mr Harmer said. Some items are for sale while others have been loaned for display by local collectors.
Amongst the items of particular interest are a long case clock from Mark Skinner of Eye, made in 1790, a barometer by Marsh of Diss produced in 1825 and a number of clocks from makers in Bungay, Diss, Eye, Dereham and Woodbridge. The 18th century Lowestoft porcelain comes from the real dawn of porcelain making history, while the paintings on view include landscapes, nautical scenes and some still lifes by Norwich School artists such as William Henry Crome and Samuel David Colkett. The painting by Colkett is of boys skinny dipping in the River Waveney.