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Saturday, January 31, 2009

MIS Library Updates

The Society has added more articles to the MIS Member Area use your MIS member USERNAME and PASSWORD to access the area and read these 5 new articles at: Article Library

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The Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle will host a lecture by Melissa Bennie, Christie's vice president of 19th Century European Ceramics

February 9, 2009, The Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle will host a lecture by Melissa Bennie, Christie's vice president of 19th Century European Ceramics and Glass. She will discuss "Majolica for the London Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851." The Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich. Free for CCSC members; $15 nonmembers. Call 622-1128 or (914) 273-3167 www.Stamford Advocate

Friday, January 23, 2009

21st Annual Convention Plans for Majolica International Society

Announcing our Majolica International Society: 21st Annual Convention; Thursday, April 30 - May 3, 2009; New York, New York. Please start making your plans!

Learn more about the 2009 annual convention: 2009 Convention Details

Hilton, New York, New York; 1335 Avenue of the Americas at 53rd Street. Call the hotel's direct phone: 212.586.7000 for reservations for the convention.
The MIS resistration application blank is at: 2009 Reservation Form

Member Charles Washburne - The New York Times - Art Review

Conversation-Piece Buys, Maybe. Intriguing Histories, Definitely.
. . . . . If you ask for back stories to these squibs, you could bring out long accounts about how pottery relates to the sweep of politics: how anti-Prussian majolica makers in 1880s France would attach figurines of rats beside a Prussian helmet on an inkwell ($7,875 at Charles L. Washburne Antiques), or how British potters in Liverpool treasonously inscribed pro-American slogans on 1810s pitchers for the lucrative export trade ($2,000 to $6,000 at William R. and Teresa F. Kurau). . . . . Read the entire article:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Member Nicolaus Boston - Antiques And Art At The Armory Hits A High Note

New York City: By the time Antiques and Art at the Armory. At the clients' opening, shopping began almost as soon as the doors opened. Nicolaus Boston Antiques of Ireland was among the first to break out the bubble wrap and tape for a prized offering by Christopher Dresser. The rare Aesthetic Movement piece of pottery, a matte finish brown bird descending into a turquoise vase, was bought by a local collector. With that on the wing, other collectors still had plenty more to enjoy, including Boston's centerpiece, "The Mermaid," an 1878 majolica sculpture by Albert Carrier Belleuse featuring a shell and mermaids.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obama's First Meal As President Has A Lincoln Theme and - Hot Majolica Roses

The floral arrangements, designed by JLB Floral of Alexandria, Virginia, will feature Red Charlotte roses, Rouge Basier roses, Hot Lady roses, a floribunda rose called Hot Majolica, hydrangea in shades of blues and purples, and light blue delphinium in a footed brass compote. After the luncheon, the floral arrangements will be given to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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Acquisition of Buten Wedgwood Collection Makes Birmingham Museum's Holdings Largest in U.S.

BIRMINGHAM, AL.- The Birmingham Museum of Art announced today the acquisition of the Buten Wedgwood Collection of more than 8,000 objects made by the Wedgwood factory in England dating from 1759. Combined with the Museum’s existing Dwight and Lucille Beeson Wedgwood Collection of more than 1,400 objects, the recent acquisition establishes the only collection of its kind in the U.S., and the largest and most comprehensive collection of Wedgwood ceramics outside of England. With this acquisition Birmingham will present two and a half centuries of Wedgwood production. The year 2009 marks the 250th anniversary of the founding of the company. Read more:

Design and Culture - The Majolica House

Derided as hideous beyond measure when it was first built, Otto Wagner’s Majolica House marks a pivotal point in the architect’s career. Turn-of-the-century Vienna was a crucible of artistic experiment, as architects such as Wagner, and his students Josef Maria Olbrich and Josef Hoffmann, turned away from the eclectic historicism that had marked Viennese architecture.

Member Linda Feld

Membership ....we are into a New Year....
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Linda Feld,

Members Philippe Meunier & Jean Alonso

MAJOLICA & PALISSY WARE -19th Century European Majolica
Philippe Meunier & Jean Alonso Defrocourt, New York, NY & Paris, France

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show

January 22nd – 26th, 2009; Miami Beach Convention Center; Booth #920

HADA Houston Spring Show

February 13th - February 15th, 2009; George R. Brown Convention Center; Booth number 719
Carefully selected during our last year survey of Majolica collection in Europe, our latest acquisitions will be unveiled at the show. We hope to see you soon. Feel free to ask if you have any questions.

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