Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art: display cases

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Founded by Sir Percival David: formed from his private collection of Chinese ceramics, which was given to the University of London during Directorship of Sir Ralph Turner at SOAS and administered by staff of SOAS and opened to the public 10 June 1952; established a Chair of Chinese Art and Archaeology at the Courtauld Art Institute, which was transferred to SOAS (head of the Foundation becoming Chair). See

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