Lycett China

December 03, 2011 - March 04, 2012
Martha Thompson Dinos Gallery

Edward Lycett (American, b. England, 1833–1910) was an important porcelain painter who immigrated to New York from Great Britain in 1861. By the early 1880s, Lycett and his family had settled in Atlanta and opened a studio devoted to porcelain decoration with the ancillary mission of educating young women. The studio secured its porcelain blanks from a Haviland firm near Limoges, France. Lycett china became a staple of upper-middle-class Georgia society and is found today in many Georgia homes. Although Lycett is best known for its white china with gold trim, most of the 30 pieces in this exhibition are paint decorated.

In-House Curator

Dale Couch, curator, Henry D. Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts, and Michelle Miller, independent scholar


The W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art