JORGE WELSH WORKS OF ART LTD
Jorge Welsh Works of Art was founded by Jorge Welsh and Luísa Vinhais. Our expertise is in Chinese porcelain – with an emphasis on export porcelain – and cross-cultural works of art from Africa, India, China and Japan. The works of art range from the 15th to the 18th century.
Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the West
Coinciding with the KCSADA Summer Exhibitions 2020, Jorge Welsh Works of Art will host an exhibition on Chinese export armorial porcelain: Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the West.
Armorial symbols visually identify either a particular family or a religious, military or national organisation. The use of these symbols was widespread in Europe by the time Westerners initiated direct trade with China in the 16th century and, as soon as Europeans were able to commission Chinese porcelain with tailored designs, they became an important feature of privately ordered porcelain. Armorial designs – including coats-of-arms, shields, crests, and mottoes – were easily recognisable by their contemporary countrymen, demonstrating allegiance to a leader or a faith, or embodying a very personal connection with landed gentry, political and military leaders.
Monday – Friday: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday – by appointment
116 Kensington Church St,
Jorge Welsh Works of Art – Lisbon Gallery
Rua da Misericórdia, 43