Ed Pascoe runs a thriving ceramic arts and antiques business in Miami, Florida specializing in Royal Doulton and other fine china collectibles. His business was born when he visited England on a High School trip in March 1969. Although he was only 16 years old, he had already developed an interest in antique pottery thanks to his aunt who was a keen Wedgwood collector. Ed went hunting for Wedgwood Jasper ware at the London antique markets and took a selection back home to Philadelphia. His aunt introduced him to the Wedgwood Collectors Circle and he sold all his acquisitions at one of their meetings. Ed was in business!
During his studies at Notre Dame University, Ed visited England at least eight times a year and he started to buy Royal Doulton character jugs and figurines, which he sold at the antique markets of Philadelphia. He also began to visit South Africa in the course of his African studies. After graduating, Ed opened his first antiques shop in Philadelphia and this was followed a few years later with a shop in Manhattan, selling Royal Doulton, Wedgwood, Moorcroft and other British Art Pottery
In the early 1970s, Ed met Richard Dennis, who was organizing the first Doulton exhibitions in London, and helped him piece together information for the first books on Royal Doulton figurines and character jugs. He continues to provide valuable information to collectors through his regular Connoisseur publication.
In 1987, Ed moved Pascoe and Company to Miami, where he currently operates his world-wide mail-order business. He has been the promoter of the Florida Antiques & Gift Expo for the last 25 years and he hosts collectors’ events all over the USA and South Africa.
Ed is an innovator, constantly looking for new ceramic art to introduce to collectors. He brings all the new Royal Doulton designs to South Africa as well as rare antiques not normally seen in this country. In return American collectors have been thrilled with Ardmore Ceramic Art from Kwazulu-Natal which he introduced to the USA a few years ago. Ed’s energy and enthusiasm has made the world of collecting very exciting during the last 40 years and he continues to introduce new enthusiasts to the joys of collecting ceramic art.