Docent Lectures: Introduction to Porcelain: History in a Teacup, by Peggy Gordon and Focus on the Focus Objects, by Betty Hollett

porcelain plate

Plate, 1770–1800. China (for export). Porcelain with overglaze enamel painting and gilding. Gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, 1953.39 

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Florence Gould Theater

The 17th century was a period of trade—and espionage—with China. The object of desire was porcelain, "white gold," and the secrets of its manufacture. This lecture looks at the Museums' collection of beautiful porcelain in historical context.

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$3 members/$4 non-members. No reservations.

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