Room 145: World Ceramics


Chocolate cup and saucer painted by Vincent Taillandier, Sèvres porcelain factory, France, ca. 1776. Museum no. C.1398-1919


This second principal gallery offers a chronological and world-wide introduction to ceramics with objects from the Far East and South East Asia, the Middle East and Europe. The displays are set out chronologically, exploring the interchange of taste, style and technology between the East and West, for example the spread of the blue and white tradition from China to the Middle East and on to Europe. This gallery, containing many of the V&A’s masterpieces, spans over 4000 years of ceramic history, from 2500 BC to the present day.

Room 145 is on Level 6 of the V&A South Kensington.

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Objects you can find in this gallery:

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

22 March – 13 July 2014. Experience the world of William Kent, the most prominent architect and designer in early Georgian Britain and explore how his versatility and artistic inventiveness set the style for his age when Britain defined itself as a new nation and developed an Italian-inspired style.

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Masterpieces of World Ceramics

Masterpieces of World Ceramics

The ceramics collections at the V&A are among its greatest glories. They are unrivalled in their range, diversity and global reach. Featuring 120 …

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Event - Simon Carroll: Expressionist Potter

Sat 05 April 2014–Sun 04 January 2015

DISPLAY: An unconventional and adventurous artist, Simon Carroll produced some of the most singular and extraordinary ceramics of recent years.

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