Fairyland luster at the New Orleans Museum of Art

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The current exhibition With a Little Help From Our Friends pays homage to the donors of  several recent gifts to the New Orleans Museum of Art. On view through October 18, the show includes more than fifty objects. Highlights include: glass from the collections of Jack M. Sawyer, and John W. Lolley; a collection of American pressed-glass presented by Florence …

This Week’s Top Lots: July 11 – 17

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*  At the sale of European furniture and decorative arts at Skinner in Boston on July 11 the top lot was a Wedgwood Queen’s Ware “Frog Service” platter that sold for $54,510 (estimate $10,000-15,000). Other top sales included a pair of 18th century giltwood mirrors that sold for $28,440 (estimate $12,000-18,000), and a collection of late 18th/early 19th century Italian …

Preview of the Winterthur Ceramics Conference

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For everyone who won’t be able to attend this year’s Winterthur ceramics conference, Coming to America: Imported Ceramics & the Wares They Inspired, here is a peek oat the works that will be featured-from Presidential porcelain to Staffordshire and saltglaze.Celebrating 300 years of earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain in America, the conference, which combines lectures and workshops, will be held on …

Museum Accessions: A Wedgwood Revival

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The mantelpiece featured here is one of twelve designed for a large neoclassical Georgian house on the estate of Buckminster Park in Grantham, Leicestershire, one of the family seats of William Tollemache, ninth Earl of Dysart. In 1881 or 1882 the young Lord Dysart commissioned the architect Halsey Ricardo to completely remodel and redecorate the house. Both an interior and …