Sinclairs at Georgian House, Hallgate on the left - Taken May 1962. Image permission from Dubdee on Flickr
Sinclairs HistorySinclairs began life in 1949 in Watergate, Doncaster. Edna Sinclair, grandmother to the current director of Sinclairs, opened a shop after the war when china and crystal was still in short supply.
She specialised in wares from factories such as Johnson Bros and Poole pottery, which were on allocation and came delivered by British Rail in wire crates packed with straw.
The business developed as chinaware became more readily available, moving to Georgian House, an imposing Georgian building at the top of Hallgate, in Doncaster, in the late 1950s.
In the 1960s the second generation of Sinclairs forged their own paths in the china business. John Sinclair opened his first shop on Glossop Road, in Sheffield, in 1967. The shop initially occupied a small part of a Regency terrace and was gradually expanded with the addition of a kitchenware shop and a luxury leather department. In March 2019 the store re-located to 399 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield.
Sinclairs also expanded further afield, opening specialist shops in Stamford and in London and a factory outlet shop at Lakeside Village in Doncaster.
For over 50 years Sinclairs has been one of the country's leading independent china, crystal and luxury leather goods specialists. Our staff have over 40 years of experience and knowledge of the world's finest brands. Sinclairs is pleased to offer bespoke services, corporate gifts and a worldwide delivery service.
We pride ourselves on our product knowledge and we can often locate discontinued and back issue collectables and dinnerware items. Sinclairs is still a family business committed to providing excellent customer service and an enjoyable shopping experience.
Meet The Sinclairs Team
With specialist training at Lalique in Paris, Royal Copenhagen in New York and with 25 years of experience in the china and crystal industry, he has gathered an encyclopaedic knowledge of antiques, discontinued and contemporary ceramics and glass.
His knowledge extends to areas such as matching products, care and repair, identificatio and advice on discontinued items, bespoke decoration, manufacture and personalisation. Cristian has made multiple visits to the most famous european porcelain, china and crystal manufactures such as Waterford, Herend, Meissen, Wedgwood, Royal Crown Derby, Lladro and Royal Copenhagen. Cristian visits all of the Sinclairs stores regularly and is very happy to meet customers and share his wealth of knowledge and give specialist help. He can also be found at many shows and events across the country, such as the Badminton Horse Trials. If you can’t make it to a store or show, you can contact Cristian through our contact page.
Sinclairs of Sheffield
399 Ecclesall Road
Sheffield S11 8PG
Telephone number: 0114 438 1732
Monday - Saturday: 10.00am - 5.30pm
81 Walton Street
London SW3 2HP
Telephone number: 020 7589 0128
Monday - Saturday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Sinclairs of Stamford
11 St. Mary's Street
Stamford PE9 2DE
Telephone number: 0178 076 5421
Monday - Saturday: 9.30am - 5.00pm
Cook n Dine
Lakeside Village, White Rose Way
Doncaster DN4 5JH
Telephone number: 0130 2365 888
Mon, Wed, Fri - Sat: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Thu: 10.00am - 8.00pm
Sun: 10:30am - 4.30pm