7-PIECE GARNITURE c.1750
Bone china with overglaze gold decoration
Bow Factory, England
Herbert and May Shaw Bequest
22 July – 6 October 2013
Hamilton Gallery was established in 1961 following a large bequest of an outstanding collection of art works left to the City of Hamilton by Herbert Buchanan Shaw (1882-1957).
This generous bequest of 781 items reflects the collecting interests of Herbert and his wife May who lived at ‘Kiama’, a homestead near Hamilton.
This exhibition, The Riches of the Shaw Bequest, displays the foundations of this generous gift, porcelain, silver and glass, and looks to emphasise the great value of this wonderful bequest.