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In Search of China's White Gold

November, 2018 | Tour Director: Lars Tharp
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For centuries, Europeans valued porcelain form China so highly they called it 'white gold'.

Exquisite ceramics have been made in China for more than 1,000 years amd this comprehensive tour not only traces its fascinating heritage but the impressive mountain landscapes that are depicted on so many porcelain treasures.

Lars Tharp, the well-known ceramics historian and regular on the BBC's 'Antiques Roadshow', will explain the story of the ceramic revolution on this completely bespoke itineraray.

The tour explores both cities and traditional villages, visiting notable kilns – some of them still working. Ample time is spent in Shanghai Museum, home to one of China's finest ceramic public collections. This will be an absorbing journey tracing an artform and the wider culture of a nation of infinite riches. 

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TOUR DETAILS

November 2018 
16 DAYS
 
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TOUR DIRECTOR
 

Lars Tharp, MA, FSA

Danish-born art historian, lecturer and broadcaster who is particularly well known for his work on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, as well as Hidden Treasures and Art of the Baroque.

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This bespoke itinerary is designed specifically for readers of The Telegraph.
 
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