|Crossing Russell Square in the morning on the way from the Tube Station|
|Entrance to The British Museum - before the crowds|
The tallest pot: Meiping with carved peonies - Quyang 960 - 1127 AD
And then to Korean in the next gallery: first modern Korean:
And then this wonderful "Full Moon Jar" - purchased by Bernard Leach when he visited Korea in 1935 with Yanagi. He subsequently gave it to Lucie Rie
It is from the Choson Dynasty (1600 - 1800)
Then I went on to the Victoria and Albert Museum : 6th Floor - ceramics.
Leaving the lift you are met with this amazing sight of massed china!
Stacks and stacks................
To one side: the 20th Century Gallery
Lawson Oyekan standing centinel
Ken Eastman in close-up
Spritely, twiggy Walter Keeler
Masterly in a rather dated way - William Staite Murray
A re-creation of Lucie Rie's studio
And, on the way out, a familiar vigorous Neolithic wonder
Roofs of the inner V and A - once notorious for leaking...
All in all, a fantastic day