by Regina Krahl (Author), Jessica Harrison-Hall (Author)
Outside of Asia, Sir Percival David amassed one of the best collections of Chinese ceramics. Many imperial-quality artifacts are included, including stunning specimens of highly rare Ru and guan ceramics, as well as the famed David vases. Their inscriptions date from 1351, giving them a globally recognized standard for determining the age of Chinese blue and white porcelain.
Here are 50 highlights, all of which are accompanied by colour images explicitly made for this publication. The following text provides further information and highlights the key characteristics of each item. The collection’s breadth and depth give enough material for a breathtaking overview and approachable introduction to Chinese ceramic art.
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