FPS LIVING ROOM LECTURES
We continue our 2021 lecture series with antique dealer Tom Smith, who will share his expertise in nineteenth-century porcelain through the eyes of the Staffordshire manufacturer Minton and his relationship with designer Thomas Goode. We hope you can join us!
Living Room Lecture: GOODE TASTE: ‘OLD SÈVRES’ THROUGH THE EYES OF MINTON AND THOMAS GOODE & CO. – Tom Smith
Time: Sunday, 24 January 2021, 18:00PM London, UK (GMT)
Members will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join the online lecture. If you want to join, please contact us for more details on FPSMailing@gmail.com.
GOODE TASTE: ‘OLD SÈVRES’ THROUGH THE EYES OF MINTON AND THOMAS GOODE & CO.
English manufacturers Minton went from humble beginnings in the last decade of the late eighteenth century to become one of the finest makers of ceramics in Europe. One key to their success was their interpretation of shapes and decoration from eighteenth-century Sèvres porcelain. Sometimes collaborating with the retailers and designers Thomas Goode & Co., Minton supplied the royal family, the aristocracy and the nouveau riche. Using material from the Thomas Goode Archives, along with examples from public and private collections, we will explore how Minton and Goode designed fine porcelains inspired by ‘old Sèvres’ but created for a modern marketplace that demanded the latest in fashion and taste.
Image: Assiette à palmes (dessert plate), Minton, c. 1880–90, after a design by William Goode taken from a Sèvres original in his own collection. Private Collection.