Online presentation by Ron Fuchs, Senior Curator of Ceramics, Washington & Lee University.
In memory of Hammond-Harwood House Museum’s late President Reverend Richardson (Dick) Armstrong Libby Jr. (1932-2020).
Coats of arms, cyphers, monograms, and other insignia have long been used on ceramics to show ownership, status, identity, and pride. From the very beginning of permanent English settlement in 1607, armorial items were present on the tables of wealthy families of the Chesapeake.
This talk will provide an overview of the history of coats of arms, a quick primer on how to decipher a coat of arms, and a survey of armorial ceramics in the seventeenth and eighteenth century Chesapeake region.
Free. The Zoom link will be sent out upon registration.
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