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Sevres Porcelain This lecture has been cancelled Jane Gardiner Wednesday 06 May 2020

This lecture gives a history of the Vincennes-Sèvres factory and its productions up to the French Revolution. The lecturer will begin by looking at the patronage of Louis XV and Mme. de Pompadour, the establishment of the factory in the disused royal château of Vincennes, the fashion for porcelain flowers, the development of the early ground colours, such as bleu lapis and bleu celeste and the influence of François Boucher. It will go on to discuss the move to Sèvres and the creation of a truly Royal factory, the development of the later ground colours, the royal table services, the taste for porcelain- mounted furniture and the fashion for biscuit porcelain figures.


Jane Gardiner has a MA History of Art, University of London. Jane trained at the V&A and continues to lecture there. She was Senior Lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art for 17 years, becoming a Deputy Director of Sotheby's, UK. Jane has also lectured for the National Trust, the Art Fund, London University, Buckingham University, l'Institut d'Etudes Superieures des Arts in Paris, a private women's college in Saudi Arabia, on cruise ships and at antiques fairs and interior design conferences in America.

The image shown was decorated by Charles-Nicolas Dodin and is from the Sevres Factory, dated 1767. It is on display at The British Museum.