The Most Beautiful, Useful and Uncommon: Sir Hans Sloane’s Botanical Treasures on Chelsea Porcelain
Sally Kevill-Davies, Independent Writer, Researcher, Author and Scholar.
April 9th – 9.30am – 3.30pm
There will be three lectures titled as follows:
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
Above (Left to Right) 1.Teapot, “Monkey-Rooster-Snail”, Minton Majolica earthenware, circa 1875, L. 7″ Image supplied by Nicolas Boston.
3.Dish with Dragons. China, Ming Dynasty, Jaijing Period (1522-1566). Porcelain with cobalt blue underglaze. Diameter: 26.5″. Albuquerque Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art.