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‘White Gold from Saxony’ –

a History of Meissen Porcelain

1.30 pm,  Monday  February 5th 2018

Chinese porcelain imported into Europe was regarded as a magical material, precious as gold. In the 18th century Augustus ‘the Strong’ of Saxony encouraged the search for the secret of making it: this lecture follows the course of porcelain development at the pioneering Meissen factory from the beginnings of the golden age of the Baroque through to the Rococo periods, looking at vessels for tea, porcelain vases and delicate porcelain sculpture.

Lecturer:    From 1981-95 Anne Haworth was a specialist in European and Asian ceramics first at Bonham’s then Christie’s, where as senior specialist in European ceramics, she catalogued many private collections in Britain and Europe. In 2002 she catalogued Chinese ceramics at Kensington Palace.  She was a committee member of the French Porcelain Society from 2002-5. She regularly lectures at the V&A, the British Museum, and other London galleries, as well as guiding private evening tours of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace and the Queen’s Gallery.

Date and Time:  1.30 pm.,  Monday March 5th 2018

Venue:  The Assembly Rooms, Bennett St, Bath BA1 2QH

Visitors Welcome - £10.00 at the door

The Art Society, Bath is a member of The Art Society, an Art Education Charity

A History of Meissen Porcelain.pdf