The Treasures of Far Cathay and AGM.Lecturer: Dr Peter Le Rossignol
Porcelain, jade, jewels, architecture, gardens and a few surprises are featured in this fascinating talk, which encompasses the wonders and exoticism of the East that held the West enthralled for over two centuries. The Meridian line of the Forbidden City, the pure white marble path, double hip roofs, the importance of the number 9 are all discussed, together with Court ritual.
The importance of the beautiful objects that surrounded the Emperors and some gifts that were given by “the Barbarian” westerner in exchange for trade agreements feature to excite the eye and hopefully stimulate a passion for these wonderful wares.
Do join us on Thursday 11th April for this lecture by Dr Peter Le Rossignol, which will be preceded by the society's Annual General Meeting at 10.15.a.m. Coffee will be served from 9.45. The lecture will begin, as usual, at 10.30. Visitors are most welcome (£6). Venue: Memorial Centre, Whitefield Road, New Milton.