Majolica expert Nick Dawes at Wedgwood D.C.

FAIRFAX, Va. – The Wedgwood Society of Washington, D.C. (WSWDC) has announced that Nicholas Dawes, auctioneer, author, appraiser, Majolica specialist, and vice president of Mastro Auctions will offer the group’s next lecture.

Dawes will deliver a visual presentation on “Victorian Majolica” on Sunday, March 9, at 2 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center. This event will be open to the public and attendees are encouraged to bring a Wedgwood Majolica example for discussion.

Born in England, where he began his career in the antiques business in the late 1960s, Dawes moved to the United States in 1979 and headed departments at both Phillips and Sotheby’s. He is internationally recognized as one of the foremost authorities on ceramics, glass, and decorative arts, and can be seen regularly on the PBS series, The Antiques Roadshow as an expert appraiser.

His published books include the subjects of Majolica, Lalique Glass, and Art Deco, and since 1983 he teaches several courses at the Parsons School of Design in New York.

The Wedgwood Society of Washington, D.C., is dedicated to the sharing of Wedgwood knowledge and enthusiasm. It conducts a minimum of six meetings, lectures and special events annually, and publishes a bimonthly full-color comprehensive newsletter for its worldwide members.

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