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Nantgarw China Works Museum

13 Jul - 28 Sep 2019

Established by William Billingsley in 1819, the Nantgarw China Works near Cardiff produced, for a brief time, some of the highest quality porcelain wares ever made in the United Kingdom. For the exhibition to celebrate this bicentenary, more than 60 items have been returned to the site of the factory, coming from a number of museums and private collections. Find out more from the Nantgarw China Works Museum’s website. 

Preview the exhibition below | View Apollo’s Art Diary here

The Three Graces (c. 1818–20), Nantgarw China Works.

The Three Graces (c. 1818–20), Nantgarw China Works. Courtesy Andrews Collection at Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw

Cabinet cup (c. 1819–23), decorated by Thomas Pardoe.

Cabinet cup (c. 1819–23), Nantgarw China Works, decorated by Thomas Pardoe. National Museum Wales, Cardiff

Plate from the Duke of Cambridge service (1818), Nantgarw China Works.

Plate from the Duke of Cambridge service (1818), Nantgarw China Works

Trio from the Wylde Service (c. 1817–20), Nantgarw China Works.

Trio from the Wylde Service (c. 1817–20), Nantgarw China Works

Vase (1817–22), Nantgarw China Works, decorated in London.

Vase (1817–22), Nantgarw China Works, decorated in London

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