Frederick Carder (American, born England, 1863-1963), Steuben GlassWorks, Corning, New York, Ivrene Urn, ca. 1930, Glass. Gift of Neal Brantley in memory of Olive Wiley, by exchange.
Chinese Export Porcelain, Verte Imari Charger, ca. 1690, Porcelain. Gift of the Estate of William Francis McCall, Jr., by exchange.
Worcester Porcelain Factory, Worcester, England, Pair of Hexagonal Covered Vases, ca. 1765, Porcelain. Gift of Mr. And Mrs. James Lucien Loeb.
Porcelain and Glass Collections
The Museum’s Decorative Arts Gallery, adjacent to the Museum’s lakeside terrace, houses three beautiful installations of porcelain and glass. Always on view in the gallery are an assemblage of early 20th century art glass, a display of Chinese Export Porcelain, and the outstanding survey of first period Worcester porcelain. The Weil Atrium Gallery houses the Museum’s expanding collection of modern studio art glass.
The Loeb Collection of First Period Worcester Porcelain
Worcester porcelain has been collected and treasured since its first appearance in mid 18th century England. The objects themselves are superb, with fine modeling of the forms and diverse styles of decoration. In addition to their aesthetic value, these pieces are indicative of the customs and fashions of the time when they were made-they illustrate the larger cultural context that prompted their manufacture and has insured their continued appreciation. The Loeb Collection, generously supported by Mr. and Mrs. James L. Loeb since 1990, focuses on the First Period of Worcester production, between 1751 and 1783.