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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Objects you can find in this gallery:

What is Luxury?

25 April – 27 September 2015. What is Luxury? interrogates ideas of luxury today, addressing how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity.

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Handmade in Britain

Handmade in Britain

This important book forms part of the Handmade in Britain partnership between the V&A and the BBC. Published as the culmination of a year-long sea…

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Event - Gallery Talk: Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics

Thu 09 July 2015 13:00–14:00

FREE TALK: The combination of cobalt blue decoration and a white ground is one of the most familiar and distinctive visual effects in ceramics. In Britain, blue-and-white decoration is most strongly associated with printing on ceramics. Join Rebecca Wallis, curator, to discover the enduring appeal and relevance of blue and white.

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