comunicacao na Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa

The seminar History and Heritage on the cultural relations between Portugal and India, held at the Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa last February, featured a talk by Lourenço Correia de Matos, a partner at LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles, entitled Porcelana da China na Índia Portuguesa: algumas notas sobre encomendas de luso-descendentes e de goeses”.

The speaker began by presenting an overview of the Portuguese studies on Chinese porcelain ordered for the domestic market, commonly called Companhia das Índias. He then focused on orders of Portuguese descendants, Portuguese families based in India throughout the centuries that the Empire lasted, recording the fact that few orders are known to have been made by this group.

He also referred to the existence of sets with coats of arms and monograms of Goan families, descendants of Indians who converted and adopted Portuguese names. These pieces are still unknown to Portuguese researchers and are absent from the literature on the subject, thus representing a survey and study that clearly must be done, mainly in the former territories of the State of India.

The session was directed by the President of the Chamber of Genealogy, Heraldry and Phaleristics of the SGL, the Architect Segismundo Pinto, and was attended by over fifty people. Among other conferences Francisco Xavier Valeriano de Sá talked about his recent book “Património heráldico português em Goa, Damão, Diu e Kochi”, a capital survey on heraldry of these former Portuguese territories.


ciclo de Conversas com Antiguidades em parceria com a Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida

LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles is one of the partner institutions of the Medeiros e Almeida Museum in the organization of the cycle Conversations with Antiques that will take place in this institution between the coming months of February and June.

The purpose of these meetings is to allow the public to obtain an expert report and classification of pieces of art and antiques taken directly by those interested, issued by recognized experts.

There will be five conversations on a Saturday of each month – 22nd of February, 15th of March, 12th of April, 10th of May and 7th of June - at 3 pm, on Portuguese Silverware, Jewellery, Watches, Chinese Porcelain and Ivory.

All applications of pieces - at a cost of 40 euros per piece and with the guarantee of anonymity - must be made during the week prior to each session, at the Medeiros e Almeida Museum; the lectures are open to the public in general, with free entry subject only to the capacity of the room. .

For more information see the attached document.

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