San Francisco Ceramic Circle
January 20th, 2000 Meeting
"The Imperial Chinese Polychrome Porcelains of
the 18th Century"
Curator of Chinese Art, the Asian Art Museum
The January meeting of the San Francisco Ceramic Circle will
be held on Thursday, 20th January in the Florence Gould Theater
at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, San Francisco.
Entrance is from the West terrace from 7.30pm. The lecture will
start at 8.00pm.
Our speaker will be Michael Knight, Curator of Chinese Art,
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. The title of his Talk is "Imperial
Chinese Polychrome Porcelains of the 18th Century"
The mini-exhibit will be of 18th century Oriental ceramics
About the lecture:
The products of th imperial porcelain kilns at Jingdezhen,
Jiangsu province during the reigns of Kangxi (1662 - 1722), Yongdzheng
(1723 - 1735) and Qianlong (1736 - 1795) emperors present a high
point in Chinese porcelain. Among the many products of these kilns,
the polychrome wares with decoratiom applied both underglaze and
with over glaze enamels have been particularly admired. This lecture
will present an overview of patronage, motifs, and some of the
new technological developments that made possible these spectacular
About our speaker:
Michael Knight holds a BA from Willamette University and post
graduate degrees in Art History from Columbia. He has held the
post of Curator of Chinese Art at the Asian Art Museum of San
Francisco since 1996. Prior to coming to San Francisco, Mr. Knight
spent 15 years with the Seattle Art Museum where he held various
curatorial positions as well as teaching at the University of
Washington and at the School for Visual Arts, New York. He has
organized many special exhibitions on Chinese Art and contributed
articles to a wide range of publications.
Future S.F.C.C. programs:
2/17/2000 Susan Gray Detweiler "White House China"