Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art

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Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art

Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art
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Neighborhood: Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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  • Russell Square • 6 min walk
  • Euston Square • 6 min walk

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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
A must-see collection - now in its own gallery at the British Museum
Jul 2018 • Solo
You can tell how important this collection is by the fact that the gallery in the British Museum in which is now housed is normally fully of Chinese tourists who come here to see one of the best collections of Chinese ceramics in the world, with beautiful objects spanning over 1000 years.

The Collection includes the 'David' vases, said to be the best-known Chinese ceramics in the world, two tall blue and white porcelain vases whose importance is the fact that they are inscsribed with the maker and the date 1351 - astonishing works of art for that date, compared to European art at the time.

It is an amazing collection that shows the quality of work being produced across China and also how some things never change - some of the bowls for example have contemporary shapes and could have been made yesterday.
Written August 7, 2018
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HotelCriticLondon
Zell am See-Sud, Austria12 contributions
Stunnning collection
Oct 2016 • Solo
Probably the finest collection of Chinese ceramic art anywhere in the world (certainly outside China). Virtually all the pieces are exceptionally fine and some exceptionally rare, especially Song dynasty Ru ware.
Written October 28, 2016
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geoffreykenward
Kent, UK198 contributions
Fantastic, a must see for anyone interested in Chinese ceramics.
Jan 2013 • Solo
I was fortunate to have visited the collection several times when it was housed by SOAS in London. The collection has been used extensively for education and research and when visiting with students the curators were most helpful and knowledgeable. Now housed in the British museum in one room the size of it is incredible, when considering it was owned by one person. Not only that but the quality is probably better than that in Shanghai or else where in China. I have seen those collections. Even if you have a only a short while, come prepared to be amazed at what was achieved so long ago. The bredth of the collection is as good as any in the world, you would be hard pushed not to find an example of what you seek. On my visits, the room is never crowded and often I am the only person there, at least for a while. Well displayed and light. Don't miss out on the other Chinese treasures in the main gallery of Chinese ceramics.
Written March 30, 2013
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