Visit to Salisbury Museum
On Saturday 15 February 2020 there was an ECC Meeting and handling session at the Grade 1 listed Salisbury Museum, which boasts a magnificent collection of English ceramics covering four centuries. The main ceramic Gallery is housed in the Kings Room where there are rare early Worcester and Chelsea items, a full set of the Bow Five Senses and a famous New Canton inkwell. There is a separate room devoted to the Brixie Jarvis Collection of Wedgwood. The ECC committee chose items from the reserve collection for handling.
Morning Programme in the Museum included a handling session in the Ceramic Gallery.
Afternoon ECC Meeting programme in the Museum Lecture Hall with talks by:
Rosemary Pemberton: Contributions towards the History of J E Nightingale: Ceramic Author and Collector of Salisbury
Clare Durham: From Salisbury With Love The story of the sale of the first recorded c18th-century American porcelain teapot for £500,000.
Michael Jeffery: Martin Brothers – The Potters, Patrons and Purchasers of the last 150 Years