Voices from China Lectures – Chinese New Year Lectures

Date/Time:
2011-02-11
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location:

Buswells Hotel

Molesworth St.

Dublin 2

Lecture: “A beginners guide to collecting antique Chinese porcelain”
Professor Alan Fletcher MRIA
China is the home of porcelain with the first ceramic objects made there over 10,000 years ago. By the 18th century, it was exporting huge
quantities of porcelain to Europe where demand – especially for the famous blue and white ware – was insatiable. In recent years wealthy
Chinese now want to buy back these treasures, which has sent prices rocketing in international auction houses. The lecture will introduce the fascinating world of antique Chinese porcelain, explain the background to recent market trends, and present examples of antique Chinese ware.
You can bring along your own pieces of Chinese porcelain to be assessed for authenticity, historical interest, and, if desired, opinion on possible current market value. Places strictly limited.
In association with The Travel Department.

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