Annual Seminar


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
A Chelsea Plate, London, c. 1753-58, painted with Liriodendron Tulipfera (Tulip Tree), 9”. Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, 1957-11-G.







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.