Seminar: The Most Beautiful, Useful and Uncommon: Sir Hans Sloane’s Botanical Treasures on Chelsea Porcelain

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Seminar: The Most Beautiful, Useful and Uncommon: Sir Hans Sloane’s Botanical Treasures on Chelsea Porcelain

April 9, 2018 - 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Chelsea porcelain plate, with 'Hans Sloane' botanical decoration depicting an acanthus and flowers, circa 1755. Diameter 8 1/2 inches. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, museum number C.58-1948.

Sally Kevill-Davies, Independent Writer, Researcher, Author and Scholar.

April 9th 2018  9.30am – 3.30pm

There will be three lectures:

Lecture Titles:
1.  Triumph and Disaster: Nicolas Sprimont’s Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory (1745-69)
 
2.  A New World Flowering on Chelsea Porcelain: Transatlantic Botanical Exchange and the Chelsea ‘Hans Sloane’ Wares
3.  Visions of Arcadia and America: The English Aristocracy, the Landscape Garden and Chelsea Botanical Porcelain
A Chelsea Plate, London, c. 1753-58, painted with Liriodendron Tulipfera (Tulip Tree), 9”. Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, 1957-11-G.