Room 138: Ceramics Study Galleries Britain

Dish, Ralph Simpson, 1710-1719. Museum no. C.125-1938

Dish, Ralph Simpson, 1710-1719. Museum no. C.125-1938


The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery

The Ceramic Study Galleries house the greater part of the V&A’s ceramics collection. In this room you will find British pottery made before 1800. Introductory displays in the inner ring of cases are arranged by technique, date and place of origin. The visible storage display in the outer ring of cases contains the bulk of the collection, arranged according to the same principles as the inner cases.

Room 138 is on Level 6 of the V&A South Kensington.

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Handmade in Britain

Handmade in Britain

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Event - Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics

Sat 31 January 2015–Sun 03 January 2016

DISPLAY: Blue-and-white printed ceramics are a pronounced British phenomenon with continued appeal for potters, artists and consumers. At its very best ceramic printing in blue results in a high-quality, technically precise and aesthetically pleasing decoration, enabling a rapid design response to society and culture.

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