Location: 136 East 57th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022
Call: 212 355-7212
Hours: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday-Friday; Saturdays by appointment.
Leo Kaplan Ltd. first opened its doors at 816 Madison Avenue in New York City in 1969. Ruth and Leo were soon joined by son, Alan, and daughter, Susie, who continue to serve collectors of fine eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century decorative arts at their newest location at 136 East 57th Street. Like many art and antique dealers, Leo and Ruth started out as passionate collectors and passed this passion on to the next generation. Today, Susie and Alan love nothing more than sharing their years of experience and knowledge with both novice and seasoned collectors.
Specialties include fine eighteenth century English pottery and porcelain, English and French cameo glass from the Art Nouveau Period, antique and contemporary glass paperweights, and Russian and Scandinavian enamels. The Kaplans have helped place numerous works of art in many international museums, notably The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chrysler Museum, The Corning Museum of Glass, Toledo Museum of Art, The New Orleans Museum of Art, The Royal Ontario Museum, and Broadfield House in the U.K.
Primary Areas of Expertise
Fine 18th Century English porcelain and pottery including Wedgwood, antique and contemporary glass paperweights, English & French cameo glass, and Russian & Norwegian enamels.
English Pottery and Porcelain including Wedgwood, Whieldon, Ralph Wood, First Period Worcester, and Chelsea
English Cameo Glass including Thomas Webb & Sons, The Woodalls, Stevens & Williams
French Cameo & Art Nouveau Glass including Galle, Daum, Mueller, Eugene Michel, Leveielle, Rousseau, Walter, and Argy- Rousseau
Antique Paperweights including Baccarat, Clichy, St. Louis, New England Glass Company, Sandwich, Mount Washington, Bohemian, Bigaglia, and Russian
Contemporary American Paperweights including Paul Stankard, Melissa & Rick Ayotte, Gordon Smith, David Graeber, Cathy & Colin Richardson, Ken Rosenfeld, Charles Kaziun, the Banfords, Debbie & Delmo Tarsitano
Contemporary European Paperweights including Baccarat, St. Louis, Paul Ysart, Perthshire and Peter McDougall
Twentieth Century European Ceramics including Galle faience and Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre