Other than his beloved London, Freddie’s favourite place on earth was Japan. He loved everything about Japan, except sushi and sashimi! He had a lovely collection of lacquered boxes, much of his furniture had Japanese motifs, a lot of his crockery and porcelain was from there, and he was acknowledged at one time as having one of the largest collections of antique Japanese wood block prints in a private collection in the UK. He also has numerous Hakata dolls, The porcelain dolls painted with lifelike colours in glass cases dotted around the place.

Peter Freestone