Inspired by Japan: Europe’s Princely response to Kakiemon porcelain

A special evening lecture with UK porcelain expert Errol Manners | Thursday 5 September 6PM

Kakiemon porcelain caused a sensation when it first arrived in Europe in the late 17th century. Its brilliant palette and the striking simplicity of design brought a sparkle of something fresh and exotic into the often sombre and formal baroque interiors of the time. When imports dwindled its rarity engendered competition amongst princes and collectors and, for a while, it became the most sought after of all porcelains.

This talk will explore how it was received in Europe, the market for it, the patterns of collecting and the many varied attempts to copy and even fake it.


About the speaker

Errol Manners is a dealer in historic ceramics based in London and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He was chairman of The French Porcelain Society from 2007 to 2015 and has served on numerous Vetting Committees of fairs such as Masterpiece London and as chairman of the Ceramics Vetting Committee at Tefaf Maastricht.

He is Programme Adviser on the Conservation of Ceramics course of the Edward James Foundation at West Dean College and committee member of the British Antique Dealers Association Cultural and Educational Trust.

Errol has lectured at museums around the world and to societies such as The English Ceramic Circle, The French Porcelain Society, The Oriental Ceramic Circle, The American Ceramic Circle, The San Francisco Ceramic Circle, Winterthur, Victoria and Sydney Ceramic Circles, Amis de Sèvres, Morley College and the Northern Ceramic Circle and has published widely.


Cost: $25 (including a glass of wine on arrival)

Numbers limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Limited parking available onsite.

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