This exhibition situates objects from the Worcester Porcelain Factory within the context of exchange in order to demonstrate their global influences. Invented in China by the sixth century, porcelain became popular in many countries including Korea, Japan, Britain, France, and Germany, where local artisans worked to discover the secrets of its manufacture. These wares might seem simple, but they are the product of a complicated mixture of events and histories with connections to many corners of the globe. Included in this exhibition are Asian and European ceramics joined with European artworks and American silver from The Fralin’s permanent collection and a private lender.
This exhibition is curated by Elyse Gerstenecker, 2019-2020 Barringer-Lindner Fellow.