Today we arrive at British Museum Room 95 – Chinese Ceramics, for our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.
Explore the beauty of ceramics from China. Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!
1. The David Vase, 1351, by Unknown
2. Ladle, 18th-20th century, by Unknown
3. Jar, 18th century, by Unknown
Some fun facts about the Museum :
- This gallery contains over 1500 ceramic objects from China.
- It showcases the evolution of the craft and changes in techniques over the centuries. The ceramics here are from between the 3rd century AD to the 20th century. The collection therefore highlights the changes in style, taste, technology and raw materials used through the ages.
- Ceramics from China are the finest in the world.
- Apart from their obvious utilitarian value, they are also considered to be collectible works of art – for their history, beauty and impeccable craftsmanship.
- In addition to the craft of making ceramics, the gallery also draws attention to trade in China, as well as the export of these objects throughout the world.
- The ceramics housed in Room 95 have been loaned to the British Museum by the Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art.
A Final Thought :
The Chinese have been creating ceramic objets d’art for many centuries and have perfected the craft. The British Museum houses a stunning collection of these – so it’s definitely worth the visit.
Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And what you should see there.