In 1912 James Robinson based the agency bearing his identify at 402 Madison Avenue in New York Metropolis the place he specialised in Vintage Silver and Vintage Chinese language Porcelains. After the First World Battle, he relocated to 721 Fifth Avenue at 57th Road and the agency remained in a one block radius of that website at 716 Fifth Avenue, 12 East 57th Road, and 15 East 57th Road till 1994 when it moved to its present location at 480 Park Avenue at 58th Road. When James Robinson died in 1936, his brother-in-law, Edward Munves, succeeded him and was head of the agency till his dying in 1983. Below his route, the significance of Vintage Silver was strengthened and a extra important emphasis was positioned on English and French Porcelains and Glass. Edward Munves, Jr. joined the agency in 1952 and over the following decade jewellery was added to the stock of top of the range vintage ornamental arts. As well as, the agency expanded their distinctive assortment of recent hand-made sterling silver. Carrying on the household custom, Joan Boening joined her grandfather and father in 1979 and has been instrumental in elevating the Vintage Jewellery assortment to worldwide prominence. She is now the president of James Robinson, Inc At the moment, the agency is finest identified for its excellent Vintage Jewellery of the 19th Century and Artwork Deco Jewellery of the 20th Century ; Vintage Silver of the 16th by way of 18th Centuries ; Vintage Porcelain companies from England and the Continent ; and Vintage Desk Glass. Additionally of word are the distinctive Handmade Sterling Silver reproductions in flatware, tea and low units, candlesticks and trays which the agency produces at this time in the identical method during which they have been crafted within the 18th Century. In each speciality, the principle standards in deciding on objects are authenticity, workmanship, artistry, and situation, qualities evident in every article.