11 February 2017

A Not So New Acquistion

The Art Gallery is fortunate in being able to display a number of items loaned by private individuals. These both complement existing collections and fill obvious gaps. By their temporary nature they can also add something new to a long-term display. Although the gallery no longer recognises ‘permanent’ loans, some do go back a very long way (the ‘oldest’ loan dates back to 1929) and have almost become permanent fixtures, so it came as a bit of a shock when a lender of an important delftware plate made in Brislington and dated 1689, informed the gallery that he wished to sell it. 

Brislington delftware plate