The Glass Circle - a society for the information, appreciation and understanding of ancient, antique, modern and contemporary glass.  

Glass Circle Diary Dates - Meetings



Glass Society lecture season 2019



Thursday 14th March:

Ming Wilson

'Chinese glassware of the Qing dynasty'


Vase, layer-cut glass, Qianlong reign period (1736-95)
V&A C.1525-1910


 Qing glassware is unique in that its production was managed by European missionaries under the direct patronage of the Chinese emperors. This fact is documented in both Chinese and European historic records. Even the location of the glass factory is known.
  In the early 2000s the Palace Museum, Beijing, took stock of the glassware in their stores and published an illustrated catalogue. With that as a reference point Chinese glass in public and private collections worldwide can be compared and a better understanding of this branch of Chinese art has been achieved.
  Ming Wilson has been Senior Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum until 2018. She is now Honorary Senior Research Fellow.


Thursday 9th May

Elisa Paola Sani:

'Glass hanging lamps and their use in Renaissance Italy'


Thursday 27th June:

Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk:

'Aspects of glass in Ancient Rome and the Middle Ages'

Details of the above meetings and information about

our April meeting will be published later in 2019

(NOTE: the April 'Lead Glass in Europe' lecture previously

advertised in 'Glass Matters' will be replaced by another event.)


(Meetings will be held at the Art Workers Guild

WC1N 3AT unless otherwise notified)










Members are reminded to advise our meetings organiser Anne Lutyens-Stobbs, in advance, of their intention to attend. Please e-mail or call

07931 516283 or 01245 604518


Lecture Meetings - members of Glass Circle and Glass Association £10 per meeting attended and £15.00 for each guest.

If you are not a member and would like to attend a meeting please e-mail for further information.

(Please give the meeting date, your name, e-mail address and phone number.)

Please note other Glass Circle Diary Dates:

Outings, visits, events of interest

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