Wartski is a family owned firm of art and antique dealers, specialising in fine jewellery, works of art by Carl Fabergé, antique silver and objets d’art. The Royal Warrant holder was founded in Bangor, North Wales in 1865 by Morris Wartski, maternal great-grandfather of the present day Chairman. By 1907, two shops had been established in the fashionable seaside resort of Llandudno, and the business thrived under the patronage of King Edward VII and a colourful clientele. In 1911, Emanuel Snowman, Morris Wartski’s son-in-law, opened another branch of the firm in London. Kenneth Snowman, Emanuel’s son, built upon his father’s work, adding an academic dimension to the business through his pioneering research and exhibitions. Kenneth's son Nicholas Snowman succeeded him as Chairman and continues to support the firm in its welcoming and scholarly traditions. Katherine Purcell and Kieran McCarthy are Wartski’s joint managing directors.