Camberley Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Camberley Decorative & Fine Arts Society
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15 March 2017The Honourable East India Company and East/West Trade: Chintz, Chinese Export and Chinoiserie, 1600-1800
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The Honourable East India Company and East/West Trade: Chintz, Chinese Export and Chinoiserie, 1600-1800
Vivienne Lawes
Wednesday 15 March 2017

Viv Lawes, a lecturer, curator and arts journalist with over 20 years’ experience, explores how the East India Company developed its methods of trade and facilitated the exchange of ideas between East and West. She focuses on textile design, also including wallpaper, porcelain and furniture, and the vast trade in spices and tea. The first lecture shows how, in the 17th century, the Company established a methodology for sending out patterns to be copied by Indian weavers and dyers, paving the way for the production of chintz – now considered to be a classic expression of English style. The second lecture turns to the trade with China in the 18th century. Using the same methodology, the Company rapidly expanded operations in the Far East. Methods of production are illustrated with a number of Chinese export pieces – silks, furniture and porcelain. The distinction is drawn between Chinese export and Chinoiserie, a fantasy style produced by Western artists and designers based on Chinese exoticism

Tickets available from the visit Secretaries.  £20.00

Venue: High Cross Church 10:00- 1:00pm