Rufus Bird

Rufus Bird: "Objects of Fashion and Seduction: Mounted Asian Porcelains and Lacquers"

Link to video of Rufus Bird lecture

Why were so many prized Asian objects fitted with gilt-bronze mounts in France during the eighteenth century, and how did the British Royal Collection end up with so many? Learn how these extraordinary objects are displayed today in Great Britain’s royal palaces and how they compare to similar pieces in other collections, including The Frick Collection.