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San Francisco Ceramic Circle 2000 Lecture Program



Lecture title

Michael Knight, Curator of Chinese Art, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco Imperial Chinese Polychrome Porcelain of the 18 th Cerntury


Susan Gray Detweiler, Author and Art Historian White House China

Tracey Albainy, Detroit Institute of Arts The Dodge Collection of 18th C. Vincennes and Sèvres Porcelain

Jonathan Horne, Dealer English Delftware

Terese Bartholomew, Curator Himalayan Art and Chinese Decorative Art, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco Yixing Ware: Chinese brown stoneware from the16th century to the present

Stuart Slavid, V.P. and Director of fine ceramics, European furniture and decorative art and silver, Skinners, Boston Observations from the podium - what's hot and what's not in the world of collecting Wedgwood.


S.F.C.C. annual general meeting and Collectors Night ("Pot" night) with Anton Gabszewicz, Author and Ceramics Consultant

A lecture on "Fakes and Forgeries" by Anton Gabszewicz followed by an open forum for showing additions to S.F.C.C. members' and the museum's collections.

Jeffrey Munger, Associate Curator of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts (from September 2000), Metropolitan Museum, NYC From Court to Kitchen: changing contexts of porcelain in Europe

Dane Cloutier, art dealer, historian, writer and ceramic art consultant The Revolution of the Wheel: California Clay at Mid Century



 Letitia Roberts, Senior Vice President and Senior International Specialist, European Ceramics and Chinese Export Porcelain, Sotheby's, NYC

 The Mottahedeh Collection


Patricia Halfpenny, Director of Collections, Winterthur Staffordshire Pottery Figures


Meredith Chilton, Chief Curator, George R. Gardiner museum of ceramic art, Toronto Harlequin unmasked: Porcelain and the Commedia dell'Arte in 18th century Europe

 preliminary announcement

January26th and 27th 2001

San Francisco Ceramic Circle Biennial Seminar. Speakers are Selma Schwartz (Waddesdon), Ulrike Grimm (Karlsruhe Schloss und Gärten) and Rudolph Schnyder (International Academy of Ceramics, Zurich)

 A program of 6 lecture exploring the 18th century use of fine ceramics for grand entertaining and other ceramics used around the house. Talk subjects will include Marie Antoinette's dairy, a Chinoiserie entertainment held by Maria Augusta at Schloss Favorite and the tiled stoves used for heating the grand Swiss houses of the 18th century.

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