Launch of new ceramics exhibition at Burghley

Burghley House director Miranda Rock with curator Jon Culverhouse at the new ceramics exhibition
Burghley House director Miranda Rock with curator Jon Culverhouse at the new ceramics exhibition
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AN EXHIBITION showcasing antique ceramics has been launched.

Ceramics from across Europe will be featuring in this year’s Treasury exhibition at Burghley House, in Stamford.

Staff are getting ready to welcome visitors to the house when it opens for the 2011 season on Saturday.

House director Miranda Rock and curator Jon Culverhouse launched the exhibition on Tuesday.

The exhibition will show some of the diverse treasures collected by the Cecil family during their travels around the continent, since the 16th century.

One of the signature pieces of this year’s exhibition is a London delftware dish, which dates back to 1745, and is painted with a view of “Burleigh”.

Other highlights of the exhibition include majolica, which is a colourful Italian ceramic.

The house is open daily, excluding Fridays, until Sunday, October 30, from 11am to 5pm.

Admission is £12.20 for adults, £6 for children and £10.80 for pensioners.