Wed 29th May 2019 1.45pm
Visit to the Victoria & Albert Museum for an illustrated lecture on the Chelsea Pottery works founded by Nicholas Sprimont (after whom Sprimont Place is named) and others in about 1745, and the ceramics produced there.
The factory was at the corner of Lawrence Street and Justice Walk, and part of the works was in Cheyne Row West, where large quantities of broken figures and bases were found during excavations in 1843. The factory produced ceramics to a very high standard, and the museum’s collection includes many fine examples which we will be able to see.
Many of the items produced at the Chelsea factory bear the famous anchor symbol, which is now the logo of The Chelsea Society.
Meet at the Learning Centre reception of the V&A – access via Exhibition Road.
Members may bring 1 guest. Tickets £15, from the Box Office at the Cadogan Hall, 3 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ in person (Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm (Sunday 12 noon – 6pm – performance days only) or by phone 0207-730-4500 (booking not available online). A charge is made by Cadogan Hall for card payments so it is better to book in person, or by post, with cheque payable to Cadogan Hall.