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Special eNews September 7, 2020

Thursday, September 10, 2020
The Trade in British and other European Ceramics with the Dutch East Indies 1820-1940
by Jaap Otte
Plate with an advertisement for merchant Anderson Tolson & Co. in Batavia and a Malay poem written in Jawi. Made by John Hawley & Co, Staffordshire, England, 1855-1860, D. 25.5cm.
Jaap will discuss the organization of the trade of European ceramics to the Dutch East Indies during the period 1820 to 1940, as well as the efforts to cater to preferences of the local population.

Jaap Otte collects and researches European trade ceramics made between ca. 1800 and 1950 for export to Asia and the Islamic world. Among his publications on this topic are “European Ceramics in Iran in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries”, “19th Century Maastricht Copies of Chinese Porcelain in South-East Asia”, and “British Transferware in Indonesia 1800-1915”. Jaap has a law degree from Leiden University in The Netherlands and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Jaap works at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC as the Director of Development for the Office of the Chief Information Officer.
Please note the following information about the upcoming Zoom Lecture: 

The Trade in British and other European Ceramics with the Dutch East Indies 1820-1940
by Jaap Otte

This lecture will take place on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 1 PM (EST).

Local Start Times for these lectures will be as follows: US & CANADA: 1:00 pm EDT; 12 pm CDT; 11 am MDT; 10:00 am PDT (and Arizona); UK: 6:00 pm BST; Paris, Berlin, Rome: 7:00 pm; Australia (Sydney): 3:00 am; Australia (Perth): 1:00 am: New Zealand (Wellington): 5:00 am. Times will be adjusted after November 1, when Daylight Saving Time ends.
Meeting ID: 895 8323 9445    Password: 258983
Some members may be unable to join the meeting using the above information, particularly if you are using a smartphone or tablet. In this case you will need to download and use the Zoom App before the meeting and you will need the above ID and password to join. This is relatively easy and help is available at the Zoom website. If you are accessing the meeting on a tablet or phone, the slides may be less visible than on a desktop or laptop computer.

Please save these dates and plan to join fellow ceramic enthusiasts for this informative lecture series. Specific details regarding access to each Zoom lecture will be provided via email prior to each presentation date.

The following sessions are planned for the remainder of the year:
  • October 8 - Please Note: This session is for members only. Our first-ever virtual Annual Meeting will feature two presentations with a brief business meeting between them. The first, A Transferware Journey in India, will be presented by TCC president Scott Hanson and TCC vice-president Michael Sack. Following a brief business meeting, we will share Gaye Blake-Roberts’ presentation on Britain’s Development of the Transfer Printing Process in the 18th Century and How it Changed the Industry, video recorded at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Birmingham, AL. Gaye, now retired, was Curator at the Wedgwood Museum in Barlaston, England and is currently an honorary senior research fellow with the V&A Research Institute.
  • November 5 - The 'Etching Revival' and Transferware: Aestheticism on the Dinner Table, by Jeff Ruda, Professor Emeritus of Art History, University of California, Davis, and TCC member.
  • December 10 - Preserving the Art of the Engraver, by Dr. Richard Halliday, Author, Head of Curated Ceramics, Hansons Auctioneers, and TCC Member.
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