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The Oriental Ceramic Society is delighted to present a lecture by Professor Peter Y. K. Lam on the dating and connoisseurship of Chinese ceramics that follows on from his excellent series presented last year examining the history of Chinese ceramics through archaeological finds in Hong Kong.

Fakes and forgeries of Chinese ceramics have existed as long as the history of collecting Chinese antiquities. In recent years, following the opening-up of China, and the appreciation in market value of sought-after collectors’ items, the situation has only become worse. In this lecture, Professor Lam will discuss practical methods for dealing with fakes.

We are thrilled to share with members that Professor Lam is this year’s recipient of the R. C. Hills Gold Medal, the most prestigious award granted by the Oriental Ceramic Society in London. Awarded only to lifelong scholars who have made a major contribution to the field of Asian art, we are proud to offer our heartfelt congratulations to Professor Lam for this important recognition of his achievements.

Professor Peter Y. K. Lam is a graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University and Honorary Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is an expert in Chinese ceramics, calligraphy and later decorative arts, a member of the Min Chiu Society in Hong Kong, and an Honorary Fellow of the Beijing Palace Museum.

Professor Lam generously presents this lecture in support of the OCS Hong Kong. We remind members that he will not be able to comment on individual pieces.


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