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WSWDC 2016-2017 Calendar

General lectures are open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend! The venue for these meetings and lectures are now all held at the spacious education room of the 'Total Wine' store, Chantilly, Virginia, where each meeting is followed by complimentary wine-tastings. Dates and speakers subject to change; check this site two weeks in advance of each event.

September 18, 2016 (Sunday) at 2:00 p.m.: Wedgwood and Egyptology: Josiah Wedgwood, 18th Century Scholars, and the Role Antiquity Played in Their Lives and Society and The Annual General Meeting

By Joseph Bothwell, Art Historian and Appraiser

At 'Total Wine' Store, Chantilly, VA

November 13, 2016 (Sunday) at 2:00 p.m.: Anomalies and Curiosities of Dinnerware

By Margaret Carney, Dinnerware Museum Director

At 'Total Wine' Store, Chantilly, VA

January 8, 2017 (Sunday) at 2:00 p.m.: Show & Tell: Wedgwood Tea Wares and Silent Auction

Members share information on or ask about selected pieces from their collections; also attendees can acquire Wedgwood via a silent auction

At 'Total Wine' Store, Chantilly, VA

March 12, 2017 (Sunday) at 2:00 p.m.: Majolica Through the Looking Glass: Victorian Shapes, Makers & Inspirations

By Nicolaus Boston, Majolica Specialist

At 'Total Wine' Store, Chantilly, VA

May 21, 2017 (Sunday) at 2:00 p.m.: Wedgwood and the Japan Moment: Leonce & Mallet & More
By Tim Sublette, Partner Seekers Antiques

At 'Total Wine' Store, Chantilly, VA

July 23, 2017 (Sunday) at 12:00 p.m.: Annual Summer Social & Sale

an RSVP members-only affair

At Clyde's Willow Creek Farm, Ashburn, VA

Our next meeting.....…


The next meeting of the WSWDC will feature a lecture on "Majolica Through The Looking Glass: Victorian Shapes, Makers & Inspirations", presented by majolica specialist Nicolaus Boston of Ireland. The presentation will provide a look at the Victorian love of fables, myth, whimsy and the bizarre reflected through the phenomenon of 19th century majolica, its inspirations, manufacturers, humor and charm. Mr. Boston is a world-renowned expert and dealer of majolica of all makes. A native of England, he is a second generation antiques dealer and studied at Salisbury Art College. He is a curatorial advisor, author, keynote speaker, and member of many arts and antiques organizations, and his travels take him throughout the UK and US.

This event takes place on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Total Wine, Chantilly, Va. Please join us - our meetings are open to the public and at no charge.       


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