Antiques Explored Session 2 – Porcelain, Princes & Promiscuity! Or the Art of Dating Georgian Cups by Shape


Morning Course

Cherry Nixon

15 February 2021

£33 includes lunch

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Early tea drinking was more to do with fashion than thirst.  Trend became a vital part of the tea ware trade and when a new cup became popular all producers slavishly copied it.  Once superseded it fell from favour and was instantly dropped from production. As a result you can often date a cup, to within 15 or 20 years, at a glance.

This lesson consists of a slide assisted lecture in which cups are put into their historical context, alongside the romantic mishaps of the Georgian Royals.  Students are given an opportunity to handle and examine a range of early cups and date them.

This is a highly empowering lesson – dealers often attend.

Tutor information

Cherry Nixon (BA, PGCE) has been a keen collector for over twenty years. She trained as a teacher of adults in the mid eighties and, determined to follow her heart, created her own course “Learn About Antiques & Collectables” which she taught at Bath and Birmingham Universities and many other colleges. She has produced a video guide for enthusiasts, Dynamic Dating – the guide to dating British ceramics.

She created the country’s first hands-on eBay course “Buying and Selling on eBay for Technological Simpletons” which was featured on Tonight With Trevor MacDonald and she was interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s In Business. She is the author of several books on eBay, including eBay for Everyone.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.