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Talk: Collectors or Decorators?

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Sir Merton and Annie Russell-Cotes: Collectors or Decorators?
With Professor Anne Anderson
16th September, 2pm

A recent survey of the ceramics at the Russell-Cotes, bequeathed by the founders, has uncovered quite a few surprises.
While several pieces look authentic from a distance, a closer inspection has revealed they are 19th century reproductions. Were Merton and Annie serious ceramic collectors, seeking authentic 18thcentury specimens, or was the decorative effect the goal?

Art Historian Prof. Anne Anderson discusses whether they were duped by unscrupulous dealers, or aware of the origins of their pieces, simply hoping to fill their many china cabinets.

Entry to the talk is £4, or free for Friends of the Russell-Cotes.
Please book in advance to ensure your place. Buy your ticket here, ask at the Welcome Desk or ring 01202 451820.

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16th September 18 - 16th September 18

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