Talk Past event Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Japanese Enamels: A Suggestion of Endless Patience

Join this gallery talk for a discussion around a new display of around 40 examples of Japanese enamels acquired since 2011.

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Discover Japanese enamels selected from a substantial gift from Edwin Davies, CBE (1946 – 2018) and those subsequently acquired through his generous funding. Mr Davies, one of the Museum’s most generous benefactors and a Trustee from 2007 to 2014, was captivated by the superb craftsmanship of Japanese enamels and encouraged the promotion of this refined art form.

In The Studio of 1910, Professor Harada Jirō referred to Japanese enamels as having ‘a suggestion of endless patience’ in their production. These exquisite enamels reveal the technical and artistic expertise evident in works from the Meiji period (1868-1912) through to that of contemporary makers.