Armorial Porcelain

Armorial Porcelain

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Osterley Case Study: Material Goods – Lacquer

Osterley Case Study: Material Goods – Lacquer

A decorative art in Japan, Korea and China, lacquerware held a particular exotic appeal for its European collectors as a luxury craft especially popular for…

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Osterley Case Study: Material Goods – Porcelain

Osterley Case Study: Material Goods – Porcelain

I find that the ship will floor forty half chests more of China ware than expected therefore request that you will order that quantity which…

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Shugborough Case Study: The Mansion House

Shugborough Case Study: The Mansion House

The most significant, and in many respects disastrous, event in Shugborough’s nineteenth-century history was the great sale of 1842, held to repay the considerable debts…

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Valentines Mansion Case Study: Valentines’ East India Company Owners and Their Material Objects

Valentines Mansion Case Study: Valentines’ East India Company Owners and Their Material Objects

During the eighteenth century three owners of Valentines were involved with the East India Company (EIC): Robert Surman, Sir Charles Raymond and Donald Cameron. Robert…

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