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09 May 2019The Treasures of The Far Cathay AGM at 1.45 followed by the lecture

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The Treasures of The Far Cathay
AGM at 1.45 followed by the lecture
Peter le Rossignol Thursday 09 May 2019


Porcelain, jade, jewels, architecture, gardens and a few surprises are featured in this fascinating talk, which encompasses the wonders and exoticism of the East that held the West enthralled for iover two centuries.  The Meridian Line of the Forbidden City, the pure white marble path, double hip roofs and the importance of the number 9 are all discussed, together with court ritual.  The importance of the beautiful objects that surrounded the Emperors and some gifts that were given by the “Barbarian” westerner in exchange for trade agreements feature to excite the eye and hopefully stimulate a passion for these wonderful wares

Peter has degrees in Decorative Arts & Historic Interiors and Fine Art Valuation; he also holds a DPhil in Art History. Has forty years’ lecturing experience, including to the Art Fund in Jersey and Guernsey, the Ringwood Antiques Club Hampshire, the Jersey College for Adult Education, and various after-dinner engagements. Has given talks on local radio, and held antique road shows for various organisations. Interest include 18th century fine & decorative art, the Grand Tour, Oriental decorative arts, and silver and jewellery. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries