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Deception: Ceramics and Imitation

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    Ceramics, Room 146

DISPLAY: From functional tableware masquerading as fruit or vegetables to imitations of prized materials, potters have always created objects intended to delight and surprise by deceiving the eye.

With virtuoso display pieces startling in their verisimilitude and luxurious imitations of silver, marble or gemstones, this display will draw on the V&A’s extensive ceramic collections to show some remarkable transformations achieved in ceramics.

Displays complement our permanent collections, there are many free temporary displays around the V&A. They range in size from a single case to a room.

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