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The Frank House collection of 18th century porcelain will be the topic of the Saturdays at the Frank House program on Saturday, April 16, on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus.
Sarah Jones, UNK Frank House director, will present “Collection Connection,” which focuses on the 18th century porcelain urns in the Frank House collection.
“The Frank House has two large porcelain urns that date to the last quarter of the 18th century,” Jones said. “One urn was made in England, and one was made in France.”
According to Jones, the French urn, once owned by George Washington Frank, was made by the royal ceramic factory in Sevres.
Porcelain was originally imported to Europe from Asia, but chemists started producing it in Europe at the beginning of the 18th century.
“Many royals and aristocrats amassed large collections of both Asian and European porcelain objects,” Jones said. “Many works, such as the 1790 Frank House English urn, show an Asian influence in their design.”
The program will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the UNK Frank House, which is located on the UNK West Campus. The program is free and open to the public; however, donations to the Frank House are always accepted.
The 18th century porcelain presentation is one in a series of Saturdays at the Frank House programs. For more information on Saturdays at the Frank House events, visit: www.unk.edu/offices/frankhouse.