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Made in China: An Imperial Ming Vase

Large porcelain flask painted with underglaze blue decoration. Made in Jingdezhen, China. Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, 1426–1435. © The Trustees of the British Museum
Saturday 12 July 2014 - Sunday 5 October 2014

In the early 15th century, China was a global superpower and the Ming dynasty’s imperial courts led taste in arts and culture.

Discover how and why this iconic blue-and-white porcelain vase, on tour from the British Museum, represents a crucial period in China’s history. Sheffield-based artists Jane Elliot and Jonathan Wilkinson have been commissioned to create contemporary work for display alongside the vase. 

A British Museum Tour, supported by BP.

Find out more about the British Museum’s BP exhibition, Ming: 50 years that change China (18 September 2014 – 5 January 2015) britishmuseum.org/ming

Win a weekend in London! britishmuseum.org/mingcompetition


Tour supported by the John Ellerman Foundation