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Historical Porcelain

Royal Worcester (established 1751) and Jefferyes Hamett O’Neale (1734–1801), Heart-Shaped Fable Dish, ca. 1765, porcelain, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Lucien Loeb, 1994.6

The Museum’s Decorative Arts Gallery, adjacent to the Museum’s lakeside terrace, houses two beautiful installations of historical porcelain. An outstanding survey of First Period Worcester porcelain, which has been collected and treasured since its first appearance in mid-18th century England is permanently installed. 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. Also, the Decorative Arts Gallery features a display of Chinese Export Porcelain, a gift of the Estate of William Francis McCall, Jr. in 1991.