Published: July 6, 2015
MANCHESTER, CONN. — Jas E. Elliott died on July 6. He was born on August 14, 1926, to Helen T. and J. Elmer Elliott in Manchester. He attended Manchester High School and received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Connecticut in 1951. He then served in the United States Army in Seoul, Korea, at division headquarters in the chaplain’s office. In 1959, he established Jas. E. Elliott Antiques in Essex, Conn. He had a thriving shop, and exhibited in all of the major antiques shows, including Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Boston.
Jas was a well-respected antiques dealer. A true Anglophile, he could reel off all of the dates of the coronations of the Eighteenth Century, and the names of all of the important players of the time. He regretted that he never had the chance to visit England, but England was definitely in his blood. He specialized in British ceramics, especially Staffordshire figures, but also any interesting Eighteenth and early Nineteenth Century pottery and porcelain.
He had a wonderful witty sense of humor, and was always quick with a comeback, especially to any inane statements. He was always happy to share his knowledge with younger dealers and customers, and had a loyal following. After he closed his shop, he continued to do business out of the Saybrook Antiques Center in Old Saybrook, Conn.
He was buried in Grove Hill Cemetery in Rockville, Conn.
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