Have you ever thought about how the china you use at home is related to China? This country, the birthplace of porcelain over 1,300 years ago, is famous for ceramics. Chinese porcelain is treasured for its delicacy, translucency and strength. It shines. It rings when tapped. And you can almost see through the finest pieces. Like tea, another wildly popular import from Asia, porcelain captured the imagination of colonists in New England as early as the 1600s. Join Karina Corrigan for a discussion of this precious commodity with particular emphasis on works with early histories of ownership in New England—and York in particular. Karina H. Corrigan is the H. A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.

Venue Details
Old York Historical Society
3 Lindsay Road, York, Maine 03909, United States
Proceeds from this event provide essential support for the many things Old York cares for and cares about—16 buildings, 20 properties, 5 full-time and 25 part-time employees, more than 20,000 artifacts, 50,000 archival objects in the library—and helps us serve thousands of people annually through tours, educational programs, exhibitions, and special events.