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Versailles Faience

Mint Museum RANDOLPH

Tuesday, Apr 18

10:00AM

Admission: FREE

CAMILLE LE PRINCE: VERSAILLES FAIENCE

Join the Delhom Service League for an exciting talk with French art historian Camille Leprince speaking on the French potteries (faiences) that were major producers of ceramics until the French Revolution. Only until the mid 19th century did potteries regain their popularity. 

Image: MONUMENTAL ORANGE TREE POT, WITH ANTIQUE BEARDED MAN MASKS, painted in blue of stylized motifs influenced by Chinese Kangxi porcelain. Nevers, circa 1665-1685. Image supplied by Camille Leprince 

The Delhom Service League is the ceramics affiliate of The Mint Museum. It was organized in 1972 by Mellanay Delhom, who came to the Mint with her historical collection in 1967. Our mission is to create and nurture interest in ceramics, from ancient to contemporary. Multiple programs include talks by curators and other experts in the field of ceramics, and visits to museums and private collections, and focused ceramic studies. The annual Potters Market Invitational (coming September 10, 2016), featuring outstanding potters from across North Carolina, showcases the depth and breadth of ceramics in The Pottery State. Funds raised by this fall festival help support acquisitions to The Mint's ceramics collection. 
For inquiries and membership, please contact us at delhomserviceleague@gmail.com or call 704.337.2021. View the Delhom Service League on Facebook.

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