Dr. Stacey Pierson: Dining, Diplomacy and Decoration: Chinese Porcelain in European Court Collections, 1500-1800

Date: 8 November 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Venue: Room 4.34 Run Run Shaw Tower

In the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, European courts were an important location for the consumption and distribution of Chinese porcelain. Collections such as those in Dresden, the Netherlands and at Versailles are well known but what has not been explored before is the significant impact Chinese porcelain had on political, economic and cultural life in the courts of Europe for several hundred years. Chinese porcelains were consumed by courts from an early date and were acquired actively through gifts, exchange and trade, becoming a notable addition to European regal material culture… (Please click on the image to read more)