Docent Lecture: History in a Teacup: Traveling with Porcelains from China to California, Peggy Gordon

Teapot and lid, 18th century. China. Hard-paste porcelain. Gift of Richard B. Gump

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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’ beautiful porcelain collection in the context of history.

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Free. Museum admission is not required for the lecture. Reservations are not accepted.  

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Rebecca Crump