Tag Archives: British decorative arts

George Way: The Collector You Always Wanted to Know | Virtual Talk July 23
Virtual Talk by Historian Patrick Grenier Collector George Way

THURSDAY, JULY 23 AT 2PM

Patrick Grenier met George Way in 2009 when he was the Director of Visual Arts at Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island. They formally worked together for six years on three separate exhibitions at Snug Harbor. Patrick then continued working with George to create a comprehensive inventory and educational programming on this collection and advised George up until his passing in 2019.… Read More

Find the Regency Design of ‘Emma’ at Skinner
The mint green drawing room in the Woodhouse home. Photo: Focus Features

Like almost all of us now staying safe at home, I’ve been catching up on some TV and movies. I’m obsessed with Autumn de Wilde’s 2020 version of Emma with its candy-like colors and stunning scenery—I kept pausing and rewatching scenes just to take it all in. Based on the novel written by Jane Austen in 1815, Emma takes place during the English Regency period, which refers to the period (1811-1820) when George III was unfit to rule and his son, the future George IV, ruled by proxy as The Prince Regent.… Read More

Wedgwood Jasperware: A 10-Point Primer
DETAIL | Wedgwood Numbered First Edition Copy of the Portland Vase, England, 18th century, sold for $147,000 on July 15, 2016

Wedgwood is ripe for collecting with examples manufactured in a variety of bodies, colors and subject matter over 260 years of production. To the novice, Wedgwood is often light blue jasper or perhaps a familiar dinner service from childhood. What they might not realize is the breadth of production or the fact that Wedgwood collectors span the globe.… Read More

Troy Dawson Chappell: A Passion for Collecting

Troy D. Chappell was introduced to American and British decorative arts through the collections at Colonial Williamsburg more than fifty years ago. His attraction to English pottery, in particular, began in earnest about 1969. His goal was to assemble and contrast pieces to demonstrate most of the manufacturing materials and forming techniques, manners of shapes and colored decorations, and progression of styles that dominated the English pottery trade for the period of roughly 1630 to 1800.… Read More