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Ceramic highlights

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This set is drawn from the Museum’s ceramics holdings which form one of the largest collections within decorative arts and design. The collection encompasses Australian and international objects with a significant Asian component. While objects from antiquity and 16th and 17th centuries are included, the particular emphasis is on the last three hundred years.

Areas of particular strength are 20th century Australian studio ceramics and 19th century English vases and tableware particularly late 1...