Wednesday 19 Sep 2012, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Ceramic objects have been used to commemorate royal anniversaries for centuries. This year, Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee will be celebrated with a variety of commemoratives, many of these lasting reminders made of pottery and porcelain. But when did this tradition begin and which other aspects of social, political and industrial history have been commemorated in ceramic form?

This lecture will provide the answers, revealing the earliest English ceramic commemoratives and illuminating those of the Georgian and Regency periods.

Robyn Ives is a collector with a particular interest in Post Medieval English pottery, including Wedgwood and a lecturer on English ceramics from the 17th to the 20th century.

Jingdezhen, China, saucer (Arms of Liberty), circa 1770-75, porcelain,

polychrome enamel decoration, The Johnston Collection (A0364-1989)

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