Happy Friday, all! Did you do anything for Chinese New Year this week? We celebrated last month so that some friends who just moved to London could join the party. Speaking of London, for Throw Back Thursday yesterday, I posted a photo of The David Vases on Instagram yesterday...
Sadly these beauties are not in my living room, but in the collection of The British Museum. They are two of the most important and most famous examples of Chinese blue and white porcelain in the world. A dedication on their necks identifies them as a gift to a Daoist temple in 1351- they are known as The David Vases because they belonged to Sir Percival David, who built the most significant private collection of Chinese porcelain, which is now housed museum's Center for Ceramic Studies, which includes 1,700 pieces from the David collection.
Here's a peak of some of the rest of the museum's extraordinary blue and white treasures:
Wouldn't you like to have some of that on your mantel? I'm planning a trip to London next month, and a visit with these beauties is definitely on my list.
What do you collect at your house?
Happy Weekend! XOXO