The Oriental Ceramic Society 
Devoted to the study and appreciation of all aspects of oriental art


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Are You Interested In Oriental Art ?

Join a friendly, scholarly but informal, society that supports knowledge and understanding of the arts of Asia. Meet people with similar interests to your own - they include collectors, curators, scholars, specialised dealers and those with a general interest in the great cultures of the Orient.

The Oriental Ceramic Society (founded in 1921) is based in London but has a worldwide membership. It organises visits to both public and private collections of oriental material, holds seminars, identification meetings and trips to museums in Europe and Asia. Its monthly lectures from October to June are held at the Society of Antiquaries in Piccadilly, London.


Iznik Tankard
V&A Images/Victoria and Albert Museum, London



From Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, southern China
Ming dynasty, early 15th century ADTankard with a dragon-shaped handle



The rules of the Society provide that no member is entitled to make use of the Society's name for any business or trade purpose, nor shall any member dealing in antiquities or ceramic ware advertise his membership except in the Society's Transactions.


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Patron: HRH  The Duke of Gloucester G.C.V.O