Collecting--Pastime / Obsession  
by Oliver Chamberlain
Friday, June 20, 2014 10:00 a.m.

in ths McCarthy Meeting Room

cups and saucers


Oliver ChamberlainFor the month of June Oliver Chamberlain will be displaying his collection of cups and saucers (c. 1780-1930) in the case in the Library Lobby.Oliver Chamberlain retired as Executive Director of the Center for the Arts at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He has been a collector for more than twenty-five years, has held a vendor license and has participated as an exhibitor in antique shows. He has found porcelain pieces in northwest Ohio, where he taught for eighteen years, in Philadelphia, New York and Boston and as far as Edinburgh, Scotland. Like any pursuit, the chase has been part of the fun. The collection on display illustrates a range of styles, materials, approaches to decoration and some major porcelain manufacturers. Bring questions, share your passion!