The gallery was established by Bernard Dragesco in 1982 in the heart of the Paris ‘Left Bank’ (Carré Rive Gauche), just across the river from the Louvre. In 1985 Didier Cramoisan joined him as partner in the business. Their specialist fields are antique French porcelain and European glass of the highest order. Over the years, they have built up a fine and varied stock of museum quality pieces in a wide range of prices and a keen following of collectors, museum curators and fellow dealers, many of whom have become personal friends.
The Dragesco Cramoisan Gallery exhibited at the famous Paris Biennale des Antiquaires in 1990, 1992 and 2016. We have also been showing at the ‘International Ceramics Fair and Seminar’ in London every year from 1984 to 2009 and subsequently at ‘Art Antiques London’ and later ‘Masterpiece London’ (2013-2015).
Collaboration with museums
Ever since the 1980s, the owners of the gallery have been working closely not only with the museums of their own country but also with a number of major institutions in Britain, Europe and the United States. This has involved the identification, description and valuation of works of art on display, in reserve or under offer, advice prior to acquisitions, and assistance with bidding at auction.
Gifts to museums
The close links of collaboration and friendship that Bernard Dragesco and Didier Cramoisan have developed with French museum curators operating in their field of expertise have encouraged them to donate works of art on a number of occasions to the following institutions: