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Fri, Sep 30


Richmond Library Annexe

Porcelain Mania

Marco Polo bought the 1st tiny example of porcelain to Europe in the 13th century. This tiny exquisite object, so unlike European ceramics precipitated the pursuit of European-made porcelain which would pre-occupy powerful men, potters & scientists for centuries. more info below

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Porcelain Mania
Porcelain Mania

Time & Location

Sep 30, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+1

Richmond Library Annexe, Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH, UK


About the Event

In this talk we will discuss the European mania for porcelain and some of the characters who devoted vast amounts of money and time to its production.  From Florence to Saxony to Versailles, fortunes were spent in creating exquisite examples of "white gold".

Delivered by Hattie Bennett

Please note that once you pay you will get an automated email confirming your payment. This email will also contain a link should you wish to follow this talk online, please notify us well in advance if you did not receive the link.

This lecture will be delivered as HYBRID, meaning you can either watch the lecture online or in person at our location in Richmond.

Should you want to attend this lecture in person please let us know by emailing us at,

our venue is:

The Richmond Library Annexe, Quadrant Rd, Richmond TW9 1DH

Note that we will adhere to the latest government regulations. Please follow the instructions.

We urge you to read the COVID-19 Safety Acknowledgment, which is part of our Booking terms and conditions and cancellation policy

When joining online, please make sure to log on 10 min before the start of the talks. This talk will be delivered in Zoom Meeting. This means your camera and microphone are on upon joining. You are welcome to either turn things off or join the discussion before and after the talk. Please mute yourself during the lecture.

A recording will be made of this lecture and can be bought separately at the end of the talk.


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