Ming seat

A British Museum Spotlight Loan: A Ming Emperor’s seat

A Ming Emperor’s seat is a beau­ti­ful glazed blue and white gar­den seat dat­ing from the Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644).

10/08/21 – 21/11/21
Opening Times
Sunday, 10:00 – 17:00
Monday, Closed
Tue–Sat, 10:00 – 17:00
The seat was made for the court of the Wanli Emperor, one of the longest reigning of all the Ming dynasty emperors. Crafted in Jingdezhen, the seat features blue dragons surrounded by clouds, waves and a flaming pearl.

The loan celebrates the tenth anniversary of the arrival of the Sir Percival David Collection at the British Museum. Sir Percival David (1892-1964) built up the collection of 1,700 objects between 1914 and 1960, and it is considered to be one of the finest collections of Chinese ceramics in the world.

RAMM is delighted to display the seat as part of the British Museum’s National Programmes, marking the first time that the seat has been loaned to other museums in the UK.

Supported by Sir Percival David Foundation.
Ming seat