Specialist Dealer in 18th Century Porcelain, London,
Worcester vase with "Acrobats" decoration
courtesy Robyn Robb
The February meeting of the San Francisco Ceramic Circle will
be held on Thursday, 7th February 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.
About the Lecture: The two main influences on the very earliest
of Worcester Porcelain were the delightfully incongruous ones
of English silver and Oriental porcelain but their combined effect
inspired the Worcester factory to produce some of the most original
and beautiful porcelain ever made in England. However, some of
the most charming and imaginative features of the pieces, for
example the rococo handles, must have been remarkably impractical
and difficult to produce and very quickly these wonderful shapes
disappeared to be replaced by shapes that were much simpler and
more practical but far more mundane. The lecture will consist
of a discussion of these wonderful early Worcester pieces.
About the Speaker: Robyn was born in Australia but went to London
on a scholarship to study Arts Administration and work in the
theatre. While in London, she discovered, and was enchanted by
18th Century English soft paste porcelain. As a result in 1982
she joined Albert Amor Ltd, who have been specialist dealers in
18th Century Porcelain, particularly Worcester, for almost a century.
As soon as she left Albert Amor in 1989, she started exhibiting
independently at the International Ceramics Fair in London, which
is held in June each year, and has done so ever since. She also
exhibits at the British Antique Dealers Fair which is held in
London in March. She deals primarily in 18th Century English porcelain.
Mini exhibit: Please bring examples of Worcester Porcelain.
Set up time from 7:30pm.
Next meetings: 21st March, 2002, Current Italian Maiolica Design
and Production by Betty Priolo.