Chinese art at British Museum

The Chinese Gallery at the British Museum has reopened, with more and new exhibits.   The BM will  include and rotate different types of objects such as paintings, prints and textiles. The gallery also introduces new research and contemporary objects such as a newly-made lacquer box.  It includes a digital version of the rarely-displayed Admonitions Scroll.

The Chinese Jade gallery has also been refurbished, with some exquisite new items.

Pale green jade bowl, engraved on both the exterior and interior with Chinese characters picked out in gold. Some traces of red ?pigment.

The Percival David collection of Chinese ceramics remains well worth a visit.


Porcelain bowl with incised peony scroll design and a pale greenish-grey celadon glaze.