San Francisco Ceramic Circle
Ray Yarbrough Memorial Illustrated
"New Thoughts on Bow"
John Sandon, International Director of Ceramics
8.00 PM Thursday, 31st January 2008
The Koret Auditorium, deYoung Museum, Golden Gate
Park, San Francisco
Enter from the garage entrance. Doors
open from 7.30 PM
SFCC lectures are free with Museum
paid or FAMSF membership entry
About the talk: Recent research, including the establishment
of the validity of the first Bow patent and its link to "A"
marked wares and to clays imported from the American colonies,
and other discoveries about the early days of the Bow factory
have resulted in a reassessment of the earliest English porcelains.
This talk will review two collections of Bow in the light of this
new knowledge and in conjunction with new thoughts on what else
was going on in London in the 18th century
About the speaker: John Sandon is International Director of
Ceramics at Bonhams Auctioneers, based in London, and is involved
with all their major ceramics auctions worldwide. He was born
into the world of antique ceramics. His father, Henry Sandon (who
has also spoken to the SFCC),was curator of the Dyson Perrins
(now AKA the Worcester Porcelain ) Museum for 17 years. John
Sandon has been involved in excavations at the Worcester factory
site and has authored or co-authored several books on his favorite
factory. Among these are "The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain
- 2 Volumes" ; "The Phillips Guide to English Porcelain
of the 18th and 19th Centuries"; "Worcester Blue and
White Porcelain" ; "Grainger's Worcester Porcelain"
(with Henry Sandon) and Worcester Porcelain 1751 - 1790: The Zorensky
Collection" (with Simon Spero). John regularly contributes
articles to many magazines and is well known as a ceramics expert
from his appearances on the BBC "Antiques Roadshow".
He has written the catalogs for the sales of the Watney. the
Zorensky and several other major collections of English porcelain.
His latest book "Worcester Porcelain at Cheekwood, the Ewers-Tyne
Collectionî" has just been published by the Antique
Next meeting: Sunday, 8th March 2008. " New Hands in
Old Molds " by Ethel Mussen