About Fragments of Time, Inc.

Fragments of Time, Inc., where the ancient blends with the historic, operates from Blackledge Manor, a picturesque 7.5-acre circa 1790 farmhouse in idyllic Bucks County, PA, within 90 minutes of New York City and Philadelphia.  Fragments of Time specializes in fine antiquities from the dominant cultures of the ancient Mediterranean.

Our gallery and color catalogues feature a diverse and ever-changing selection of high-quality, reasonably priced Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Etruscan, Holyland and Near Eastern art and antiquities.

With 30+ years of expertise to guide our clients, Fragments of Time backs every item sold with a lifetime authenticity guarantee. Fragments of Time enjoys an international reputation for expertise, highest integrity, personal service and finest objects. In 2000, Fragments of Time was appointed by Sothebys as an associate in antiquities with Sothebys.com. In 2001, Fragments of Time was selected to disburse the Diniacopoulos Collection, one of the most significant private Canadian collections of the 20th century.

Today, more than 30 world-class museums are Fragments of Time clients.

See our ads in Minerva, Coins & Antiquities (UK), Ancient (UK), The Celator, Apollo (UK), and Art and Auction.


About John Ambrose

John J. Ambrose holds degrees from Drexel University (Philadelphia) and Columbia University (New York). He has also studied archaeology and classical art history at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), and is a member of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE). He maintains strong relationships with dealers, collectors, museum curators and scholars worldwide, especially in Europe where he lived from 1989 to 1992. Ambrose is often consulted by major news organizations on issues related to antiquities, including CBS Marketwatch, Time magazine, and Boardroom Inc’s BottomLine.Ambrose also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Catacomb Society along with a distinguished group of scholars and professionals. He and Judy are also lifetime members of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts’ Denman Waldo Ross Society in recognition of contributions to the Art of the Ancient World.A long-time collector and connoisseur of antiquities, Ambrose possesses an untiring passion for studying and preserving elements from our classical past. He established Fragments of Time on January 1, 1994, with a mission to provide high quality, aggressively priced ancient art to all, especially today’s generation of new collectors who are desirous of building a meaningful collection within budgetary limits.

In addition, Ambrose has enjoyed a successful career as a computer software industry executive including: Phoenix Publishing Systems, which he co-founded in 1989; DeltaPoint, a NASDAQ-listed internet software company based in Silicon Valley which he led as CEO in the mid-1990s; and Books24x7, a professional information services firm serving Global 5000 companies, which he co-founded in 1998. Following the company’s acquisition in December 2001 by Skillsoft, the world’s leading provider of e-learning solutions, Ambrose continued to oversee Books24x7 as its General Manager 2007. He currently serves as Skillsoft’s Senior Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development and Emerging Business.

About Judy Ambrose

Judy Ambrose is a summa cum laude graduate of Kutztown State University (Pennsylvania). She has studied at the Bloomsbury School, University College London, and at the University of Chicago. She specializes in Egyptian art and hieroglyphics as well as Near Eastern art.  She also serves as President of the Neponset Valley Humane Society.