THE ORIENTAL CERAMIC SOCIETY

Chinese Blue and White Flask, Ming Dynasty Xuande period (1426-35) Given to the British Museum by Sir John Addis, a former President of the Oriental Ceramic Society

Chinese Blue and White Flask, Ming Dynasty Xuande period (1426-35). Given to the British Museum by Sir John Addis, a former President of the Oriental Ceramic Society

The Oriental Ceramic Society (OCS) is the leading international society for the study and appreciation of Asian art, with a special focus on ceramics.  Founded in 1921, the Society has members throughout the world, and our Patron is HRH The Duke of Gloucester.

The Society provides lectures on all aspects of Asian art, particularly Chinese and Japanese ceramics, jades, paintings and Middle Eastern art. Lectures are held in London (mostly at the Society of Antiquaries, next to the Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly), and they usually start and end convivially with a glass of wine, providing a regular opportunity for members to meet each other and talk informally. The Society also offers and supports handling sessions of items from museums and auction houses, as well as members’ collections, and it organises visits to public and private collections, guided tours of exhibitions and overseas tours

Through lectures, handling sessions, tours, exhibitions and publications, the Society provides a forum for members to develop and exchange their knowledge with experts and fellow enthusiasts. Our annual Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society are a highly regarded journal on Asian art, and the annual Newsletter brings news on Asian art from around the world.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Dates for Asian Art in London 2019 are 31st October to 9th November.

Monday 4th November
*The Bonhams/OCS Asia Week lecture at Bonhams*
101 New Bond Street, London W1S 1SR
Drinks: 5:30 pm for 6:00 p.m. lecture. No booking required.
Dr. Johannes Wieninger from the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
Collecting Ming Ware: Ming Porcelain in Austrian Collections