Antiques Night at the Museum

Rex Eagle came to the Museum on Thursday evening 9th May for another fascinating talk on antiques, this time showing us some of his collection of 19th and 20th Century Japanese and Chinese ceramics.

Rex guided a small but enthusiastic audience through the examples he had brought along from everyday examples from Australia where the Chinese went to work the gold fields to more exotic items made for the Japanese export market to Europe, and an intriguing imari china vase he had found at the Charity Shop in Stanley. Other interesting pieces were the "mud men" figurines from China which are glazed figures, but with unglazed heads of "mud".

It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and the Museum is really grateful to Rex for sharing his expertise with us and allowing us to use the entrance monies from the night for our projects.

The historic heart of Stanley