Chinese Ceramics

Highlights of the Sir Percival David Collection


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ISBN: 9780714124544 Category:

Regina Krahl, Jessica Harrison-Hall


Sir Percival David made one of the finest collections of Chinese ceramics outside Asia. It includes many items of imperial quality, with beautiful examples of extremely rare Ru and guan wares as well as the famous David vases. Their inscriptions date to 1351, making them an internationally acknowledged yardstick for the dating of Chinese blue and white porcelain. Here are 50 selected highlights, all illustrated with colour photographs taken especially for this publication. The accompanying text provides details and draws out the important features of each piece. The range and scope of the collection provide the material for a stunning overview and accessible introduction to Chinese ceramic art.

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Weight 375 g
Dimensions 21.5 x 21.5 cm
Publisher name The British Museum Press
Publication date 16 June 2009
Number of pages 96
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 21.5 x 21.5 cm
Weight 375 g


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