Bonhams Gallery Conversations:  Chinese Art and Porcelain

Thurs 3 Nov

2 to 4.30pm

£12 standard, £10 Friends of RAMM

Gallery 20, 2pm – 4.30pm

Ticket includes tea/coffee and cake.


Colin Sheaf is an international authority on Chinese art and a consultant to Bonhams Group.  He was due to give a talk to Friends in March 2020; cancelled when Covid arrived.

We are delighted that he has been able to reschedule his visit to Exeter and is now giving us two talks, with an interval for tea and coffee.


The Collector’s Eye: Imperial Chinese Porcelain in the Sir Percival David Foundation (currently in the British Museum). 

Colin is Chairman of the Foundation.


Chinese Art for Western Interiors c1600-1850

In this talk, he explores the role of Chinese potters and craftsmen in evolving Western tastes in furnishing and decoration.

With thanks to Bonhams for the refreshments.   

Image:  Chinese Art for Western Interiors, porcelain plate