Established in 1973 as specialists in Chinese export porcelain, Cohen & Cohen have steadily grown so that they now hold a significant inventory. They have supplied items to many major museums (including the British Museum, Groeninger Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Foundling Hospital Museum (London) and the New Orleans Museum of Fine Arts) and to many private collectors.
Their current inventory covers every type of pre19th-century export porcelain, from the inexpensive decorative piece to the rarest collector’s item.
They produce regular catalogues which are extensively researched and which provide useful reference material on export porcelain and 18th-century social history. Michael Cohen and Will Motley have also written a major reference work on Chinese export figures, Mandarin & Menagerie (2008).