June 2017

The Phoenix at the Fall of the Empire –Three Empresses of China

Welcome to The Arts Society Oundle
Friday, June 16, 2017 -
10:45 to 11:45
Barnwell Village Hall
Nr Oundle Peterborough PE8 5QD

Symbolised by the Phoenix, a bird of myth and legend, this talk focuses on the three Empresses who lived in the Forbidden City from the 18th century to the end of the Empire in 1911.


Ms Anne Haworth

Lecturer at the V&A. Guide for private tours of the State Rooms and The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace. Lecturer in British Painting for American students resident in London. In Autumn 2002, catalogued collection of Chinese porcelain at Kensington Palace. From 2002 2005, a committee member of the French Porcelain Society. From 1995 2002, was resident in Shanghai, China, visited ancient kiln sites and lectured to expatriate groups. From 1981 to 1995, trained and became a senior ceramics specialist at Christie's and Bonhams head offices.