The Oriental Ceramic Society

Handling Sessions

Each year the Society offers a number of very popular handling sessions, where members are able to hold and examine objects from private collections, auction houses and museums. These sessions are intended for connoisseurs and novices alike and offer our members a rare opportunity to handle and discuss important objects up close while trading knowledge with experts.

These sessions are for members only. Numbers must be limited because of space restrictions and because of the need to provide a safe handling environment. Therefore, booking is essential. Please look out for notifications on our website and in our regular correspondence with members.

We are working on a way to make these sessions more available to wider number of members through the use of technology.

Upcoming Handling Sessions

More sessions are being planned. Please come back later for updates.

Previous Handling Sessions

August 2022
15 August 2022

Handling Session on selected pieces from the Wou Kiuan Collection


We are pleased to offer OCS members the chance to go to Sotheby’s warehouse in Greenford Park to view and handle a number of selected pieces from the Wou Kiuan Collection on Monday, 15th August in the afternoon. The session will be led by their specialists.  As the number and access is limited, please register […] ...

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
34-35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA
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May 2022
24 May 2022

Handling Session at Winchester College


The OCS is pleased to announce that a handling session for members has been arranged at Winchester College on 24th May 2022 between 14:00 and 16:00. The session costs £10 per person. You will be responsible for your own transport to the venue. The nearest train station is Winchester. Parking is limited, although some on-street parking […] ...

2:00 am
College Street, Winchester SO23 9NA, United Kingdom
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March 2020
06 March 2020
Study Day on Imperial Yellow Porcelain

Study Day on Imperial Yellow Porcelain

Cancelled due to COVID 19

OCS/Percival David Foundation/British Museum event Nigel Wood has very kindly agreed to lead a Study Day on Imperial yellow porcelain on March 6th, 2020 at the British Museum, as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the PDF coming to the British Museum.  There will be a handling session for 15 OCS members in the […] ...

12:00 am - 1:00 pm
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