A Royal Weekend at WMODA

The Royal Doulton program at WMODA was a huge success this past weekend. Collectors traveled from all over the country and the UK to attend the Florida conference and were delighted to have a brief respite from the freezing weather in the north. On Saturday and Sunday, Louise Irvine hosted

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Who’s Who at WMODA – Michael Doulton

Michael Doulton has been a great friend to WMODA, which features the largest collection of Royal Doulton art pottery in the world. Michael is the fifth-generation descendant of John Doulton, who founded the Royal Doulton company in 1815. He is often a guest at our special events, such as the

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Lenci

Play is our constant work Some of the most striking figures of the Art Deco era were made by the Lenci factory, which was established in 1919 in Turin, Italy by Helen (Elena) Konig and her husband Enrico Scavini. ‘Lenci’ was Helen’s pet name and an acronym was created in

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Time for Tea

Time for Tea? Teatime at WMODA is always a special occasion. Discover more about the history of tea drinking from China to the USA in our popular Art of Tea exhibition. Louise Irvine, our Executive Director, shares anecdotes and etiquette tips for enjoying traditional English afternoon tea. Is it High Tea? The ritual

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A Bird in the Hand

The Martin Brothers “When you enter the shop… you find yourself in a dim-lit passage with crowded shelves of stoneware jugs carved into leering, laughing, grinning and ogling heads, jostling with the most impossible, and most fascinating, pot birds with strangely anthropological expressions…” The ‘pot birds’ were also known as

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Burns Night

On January 25, Scots around the world will honor Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet (1759-1796). At a Burns supper, guests enjoy traditional Scottish fare washed down with whisky and recite his most famous poems, including his Address to a Haggis. The first Burns supper was held by his friends at

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Art on Fire – The Chihuly Connection

Dale Chihuly is arguably the most famous glass artist in the world. His name draws vast crowds to site-specific glass installations across the globe as well as to art galleries and museums internationally. The stunning Art on Fire exhibit at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts presents the creative exuberance

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Devilish Doulton

Devilishly Hot Doulton! One of the very first Doulton figures depicts Mephistopheles, a demon who corrupts men and collects the souls of the damned for Lucifer. Only one figure from 1897 is known in a vivid scarlet costume and it comes up for sale at Whitley’s Auctioneers on January 19.

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Do You Believe?

As you gaze in wonder at all the pretty Christmas tree fairies, imagine a time when many people believed that fairies really existed. When Tinker Bell was dying in J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play Peter Pan, everybody in the audience had to save her by crying out, ‘I do believe in

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Victoria

South Florida PBS invites you to a special preview screening of Victoria & Afternoon Tea Dolores Sukhdeo, President & CEO of South Florida PBS cordially invites you to Afternoon Tea & Complimentary VIP preview of Victoria. Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm Limited Seating RSVP to Elaine Lacker  -

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