Speaker: Jonathan Horne
Mr. Horne is a dealer and specialist in Early English Pottery. His stock of these wares is one of the most comprehensive in the world. He specializes in English Delftware, tiles, slipware, brown and white saltglaze, pearlware, and enameled saltglaze. Jonathan has been a dealer for over 30 years and has earned a reputation as a leading dealer in his field. His knowledge and expertise are eagerly sought after by novice and expert alike. His company, Jonathan Horne publications produces high quality reference books, and catalogues mainly relating to English ceramics. Mr. Horne currently serves as Vice Chairman of the British Antique Dealers Association and is Vice President of the Society for Post Medieval Archeology.
The production of English Delftware (tin glazed earthenware) predates the start of production of tin glazed earthenwares in the well known town of Delft, Holland. Mr. Horne's lecture will look at the development of the tin glazed trade in London, as well as, at other provincial centers throughout the British Isles and how these pieces fit into everyday life. In addition, the influence of contemporary fashion on the production of English Delft will be discussed. The rise of English Delft in the 17th and 18th centuries and the demise of its popularity in the late 18th and 19th century as mass produced wares of Staffordshire surplanted it will be discussed.
Place: The Lighthouse, 111 East 59th Street, between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
Date: Monday, October 16, 2000
Time: 8:00 PM Lecture