The Wedgwood Society of New York
March/April 1998 Lecture Topic and Meeting Notice

By the time you are reading this I hope you have made your plans to attend the cocktail party at the Museum at Sands Point in honor of our outgoing President, Mr. Bernard Starr. Invitations were mailed last month to all members of the WSNY. The day will feature a preview of the Levine collection recently donated to the Museum as well as the dedication of the Lessore painting being donated to the Museum by the WSNY in honor of Mr. Starr. Again the date and time are as follows:

Sunday March 29, 1998 2PM O'Clock at Hempstead House at the Museum at Sands Point

Please note: for those who wish to contribute, a fund has been established by the WSNY in Bernard StarrŐs name to benefit the museum. I would love to see a strong response by our membership to honor a man who has done so much for us during his tenure with the WSNY.

The April meeting of the WSNY will be held on Tuesday April 7, 1998 at 8:00 PM at the Lighthouse, 111 East 59th Street, between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue, New York, NY.

The speaker for the evening will be Ms. Belle Kleinman. Ms. Kleinman has been a longtime collector of eighteenth-century porcelain. She started collecting Worcester in the 1950s, but over the years her collecting has broadened to include other areas of English ceramics. She is a member of the English Ceramic Circle, as well as, our own society. Her topic for the evening will be "An introduction to eighteenth-century Lowestoft Porcelain." Please feel free to bring pieces for discussion.

Lowestoft was a small factory consisting of one biscuit oven and one enameling kiln established in 1757. It produced a course kind of soft paste porcelain, with blemishes and specks in the glaze. The pieces are generally in underglaze blue, although sometimes colors were used. The output consisted of primarily flasks, mugs, teapots, cream jugs, inkstands, and a variety of special order plaques. The factory was closed in 1802.

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