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Posset pot, London or Bristol, England, ca. 1710–1730. Tin-glazed earthenware decorated in cobalt blue, green, and red. Courtesy of Historic Deerfield, Inc. 63.179

Historic Deerfield, Inc.
Delicate Deception: Delftware at Historic
Deerfield, 1600–1800 Symposium

April 19–20, 2002, Deerfield, MA

Info: www.historic-deerfield.org
or contact Joan Morel at 413.775.7201;
email: morel@historic-deerfield.org

A two-day symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Delicate Deception: Delftware at Historic Deerfield, 1600– 1800, will bring together a group of internationally renowned curators, dealers, artisans, archaeologists, and scholars. Participants will hear diverse lectures on the production methods and history of manufacturing delftware, the archaeological context of tin-glazed earthenware in early America, and its frequent use as containers and vessels for alcoholic beverages. Demonstrations of delftware potting and painting methods will be observed, and a hands-on workshop with Historic Deerfield’s collection will illuminate the difficult issues of identifying the origins of British delftware.

Eight lectures will be presented including “English Delftware: Making, Managing, and Marketing” by Michael Archer, Retired Keeper of Ceramics and Glass Department and Senior Research Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and “A History of English Delftware from the 16th to the 19th Century” by Jonathan Horne, owner, Jonathan Horne Antiques.

Shelburne Museum
Country Houses and Their Collections
May 20-24, 2002, Shelburne, VT

Info: www.shelburnemuseum.org; tel. 802.985.3346

During lilac season in Vermont, on the shores of Lake Champlain overlooking the Adirondacks, comes a fascinating five-day symposium at one of America’s finest surviving nineteenth-century country houses, Shelburne. Within this sublime setting, enjoy the house, the outstanding museum collection associated with it, and beautiful gardens, while taking in lectures by distinguished speakers. There will be nine presentations including “Laurelton Hall: The Country Estate of Louis C. Tiffany” by Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator, Department of American Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum, and “Great Country Houses of Long Island” by Robert MacKay, Director of the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, Chairman of the NY State Board for Historic Preservation, and Vice President of the Homeland Foundation.

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