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Ceramic production in Asia dates back many thousands of years. The Chinese have always been regarded as the undisputed masters of ceramics. Other Asian cultures have made astonishing contributions as well. The Institute's collection sheds light on virtually every type of Asian ceramic—from Neolithic vessels, to Japanese tea bowls, to Chinese export porcelain, and beyond.

Guide to Early Chinese Ceramics

Guide to Chinese Ceramics

The Chinese contribution to ceramic art is one of uncontested brilliance. Explore the amazingly rich period of Chinese ceramic production from the Neolithic era through the Sung Dynasty.

Featured Objects
Selected ceramic works illuminated by interviews with curators

Jar, Jomon Vessel
Jar, Jomon Vessel
Double Gourd-shaped Ewer
Double Gourd-shaped Ewer
Five Dynasties Dish
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Browse Ceramics By Culture
Discover ceramic objects based on the culture that produced them

Chinese Ceramics
Japanese Ceramics
Korean Ceramics

Browse by Type
Browse Collection of Asian Ceramics
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See the museum's overall collection of Asian ceramics

Ceramics - Glossary