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OF MEISSEN MEN Lars Tharp Tuesday 19 November 2019

How Meissen - Europe’s first manufacturer of “true” porcelain, came into existence. The design precursors; The inspired inventions right into the 20th Century, and it’s influence on later factories.

 

Lars Tharp is a Ceramics and Oriental Art Specialist. Born in Copenhagen, he read Archaeology at Cambridge, was at Sotheby's for sixteen years, and is today London's Foundling Museum's 'Hogarth Ambassador'. He holds an Honorary Doctorate in Art, is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and sits on the court of The Company of Weavers, London's oldest guild. He has served twice on the Art Fund's Annual Prize to Museums and Galleries. A regular broadcaster, Lars was part of the Antiques Roadshow team for more than 30 years.

 

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