Porcelain Collections from Around the World

Publicly accessible major Chinese porcelain collections in museums and other
places. These consist mostly either of items from imperial kilns or high-quality porcelain from private kilns.

Major Collections Location Comment
National Palace Museum  Taipei, Taiwan The National Palace Museum contains probably the second largest collection of Chinese imperial porcelain in the world. 
Palace  Museum Beijing, China Museum located in a Palace of the Forbidden City
Shanghai Museum Shanghai, China
National Museum China
Ashmolean Museum
Oxford, U.K.
British Museum
London, U.K. Sir Percival David Collection in the British Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum
Cambridge, U.K.
Victoria & Albert Museums London, U.K. Chinese porcelain collection
East Asia Museum Stockholm, Sweden
Ceramics Museum Princessehof Netherlands

Asian Ceramics Colllections:
  • Gemeentemuseum
  • Groninger Museum
  • Rijksmuseum

Den Haag

Princessehof Online Collection

Guimet Museum
Paris, France
Boston Museum of Fine Arts Boston, USA
Brooklyn Museum New York, USA
Metropolitan Museum New York, USA Chinese Ceramics
Topkapi Palace Istanbul, Turkey At the end of the important trade routes with China, the Topkapi Palace museum possibly houses the largest collection of Song and Yuan ceramics outside China.


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