- Dr Shirley Mueller
Dr Shirley Mueller is an OCS member and scholar of Chinese export porcelain. Her publications include Inside the Head of a Collector: Neuropsychological Forces at Play (Seattle: Lucia Marquand, 2019). Dr Mueller has served on multiple boards and committees in the United States, including the American Ceramic Circle and several museum boards.
Newly-discovered plaques portraying late Jingdezhen porcelain production
Although there are many representations of Jingdezhen porcelain production in multiple forms before the 20th Century, late Jingdezhen porcelain production scenes, other than photographs and more recently videos, are rare. Dr Mueller will speak about a set of seventeen carved porcelain plaques portraying late porcelain production in Jingdezhen. The fact that they are carved rather than moulded suggests they are truly “one of a kind.” Peter Y.K. Lam attributes them to the Republican period (1911-1949).
Contrasting these late porcelain production portrayals with earlier images is instructional in terms of disparities between the time periods. It also offers visual appeal. The differences include:
• Sagger production
• Large jar manufacture
• Famille noire
• Handles on vases
• Teapots within the scenes
In this lecture, the entire set of plaques will be displayed together for the first time.