February 22, 2010

2010 Catchup: a Catalogue and Exhibition in the works.

It's all fun & games at Moorabool these days, with an exhibition looming, and a catalogue being compiled to print. I never realized how much effort went into a professional catalogue!
I have had some pretty exciting discoveries recently, including unrecorded figures; all will be revealed in our upcoming catalogue, and I'll post the discovery process on this blog.

left: a Bow 'Harlequin' figure, Circa 1755, modeled after a Chelsea version of Meissen's original, itself modeled by J.J.Kaendler.

The Reference Collection continues to be a drawcard for ceramics enthusiasts, with many groups visiting over the past year including the Wedgwood Society, the local ADFAS, the Eighteenth Century Society, and soon the Johnson Collection. We welcome this interest.

Our Antique Fair schedule is sparse for the beginning of the year, with the Ballarat fair in the first week of March, and then nothing until the AAADA 'professional' fair in Sydney at Wharf 8 in August. For anyone wishing for a ceramics fix, I suggest a visit to our shop in Geelong, or at least a visit to our website......

Our Winter Exhibition, titled RECENT ACQUISITIONS 2010, will take place Mayday, Saturday 1st May, in our Geelong premises. This selling exhibition will include around 250 pieces of fresh stock, including de-acquisitions from the Rosenberg Collection.

left: a bug from a Chelsea octagonal teabowl & saucer, C. 1754