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The Wanderings of a Chinese Lady: Plates, Parasols & Global Design in the Eighteenth Century

Unfortunately, due to the impact of the volcanic ash on air travel, this event has now been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.

 

Public lecture by Christiaan Jörg, Professor of Art History at Leiden University (Netherlands), followed by a drinks reception.

Christiaan Jörg is the author of numerous books on trade and the Dutch East India Company (VOC), Chinese and Japanese porcelains and lacquers, and interactions between European and Asian material culture.

If you'd like to attend, please RSVP to globaljingdezhen@gmail.com.

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In the 1730s, the Dutch East India Company tried to compete with private individuals in ordering chine de commande.

Cornelis Pronk, a well-known artist, was appointed to make sets of drawings for the decoration of Chinese porcelain dinner and tea sets. His first design, the so-called Parasol Lady, was such a success that unauthorised imitations and new varieties followed immediately. The design was popular for many decades in both the East and West and can be regarded as a great example of the early globalisation of a design on porcelain.

At a Glance
Date: Thursday 22 April 2010
Time: 6pm
Location: Arden House
Open To: Everyone
Cost: Free (registration required)
Summary: Public lecture by Christiaan Jörg, Professor of Art History at Leiden University (Netherlands), followed by a drinks reception.