Tuesday October 21, 2014, 6:30 - 8 pm
Speaker: John Sandon
30th Anniversary Lecture Series
The Helen E. Gardiner Memorial Lecture
Presented by Stephen Brown & Brenda Woods
With support from The Helen E. Gardiner Fund
John takes us on a very special shopping trip, travelling back in time to the 1750s and visiting a new china shop in London. A remarkable price list of Worcester's China Warehouse has survived and we can identify everything that was on sale and how much it all cost. Rival shops in London were selling Chelsea and Bow as well as Chinese porcelain. But which porcelain is the best? And just who was copying who?
John Sandon will give the Helen E. Gardiner Memorial Lecture, and will also present a short video from his father Henry Sandon toasting the Gardiner on the occasion of its 30th Anniversary.
John Sandon, International Director of European Ceramics and Glass, Bonham's; Antiques Roadshow
John Sandon is well known in the antiques world from his regular appearances on BBC's Antiques Roadshow. He directs the International ceramics and glass departments at Bonhams, the Bond Street fine art auctioneers, travelling extensively to view collections worldwide. A prolific writer, John is the author of eleven books on Antique Porcelain and Glass. In addition, John writes for many Antiques magazines and was a senior contributor to the popular Millers Antiques Price Guides. A popular lecturer, His enthusiasm means he can share his love of antiques with a large audience or when just meeting with collectors in their own homes.
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE FRONT DESK
$20 GENERAL | $15 GARDINER MEMBERS