THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER 2017
Lecturer: Mark Hill
Cracking antiques: 20th century design, antiques, collecting, with a focus on glass
The antiques market has changed dramatically, pieces made in the 1970s can fetch many times more than those from the 1770s. Who’s buying what and what are they doing with it? This practical and inspirational lecture looks at furniture, ceramics, glass, lighting and metalware, identifies key designs and designers, and examines the revolutionary design movements they began.
We will look at Britain’s ‘Big Four’ post-war glass companies; Whitefriars; King’s Lynn (Wedgwood); Caithness and Dartington. The emergence of these factories is put into context and major influences behind them are discussed.
Participants are encouraged to bring any late 20th century glass and ceramics, ideally from 1950s-80s, but also 1920s-30s designs being fine. You may find out that the Midwinter dinner set from the 1960s or Dartington or Mdina glass vase from the 1970s is a hot collectable!
Cost (including coffee, lunch and tea): Members and waiting list: £32, Guests £35 Numbers are limited to 40 places
It is essential to book your place. Please send your cheques and the completed booking form by 12 October 2017 to Pamela Taylor
4 William Emes Gardens, Northwick Park, Blockley GL56 9RL
(01386 701956 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mark Hill is an author, publisher, TV presenter, and the leading specialist dealer in post-war Czechoslovakian glass. Well known to The Arts Society Blockley, he is an expert on the BBC Antiques Roadshow.