Dame Jessica Rawson (Biographical details)

Dame Jessica Rawson (curator; academic/intellectual; British; Female; 1943)

Also known as

Rawson, Jessica Mary


Professor Dame Jessica Rawson was Warden of Merton College, Oxford, Pro-Vice-chancellor and Professor of Chinese Art and Archaeology at Oxford University. She was formerlyCurator specialising in ancient Chinese art; appointed as a curator in the Department of Oriental Antiquities at the British Museum in 1967; Keeper of the Department of Antiquities at the British Museum and President of the Oriental Ceramic Society 1993-1997.
Publications: "Chinese Ornanment: The Lotus and the Dragon", 1984;
"British Museum Book of Chinese Art", 1992;
(with Evelyn Rawski) "China, The Three Emperors 1662-1795", 2005;
"Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society", (with John Ayers) 'Chinese Jade throughout the Ages' (Exhibition Catalogue), vol. 40, 1973-75, pp. 32-180; ‘Eccentric Bronzes of the Early Western Zhou’, vol. 47, 1982-1983, pp 11-32; (with M. Tite & M. J. Hughes) 'The Export of Tang "sancai" wares: some recent research', vol. 52, 1987-88, pp. 39-62, 23 Pls; 'Contact between Southern China and Henan during the Shang Period', vol. 57, 1992-1993, pp. 1-24, 27 Figs; 'Thinking with Pictures: Tomb Figures in the Chinese View of the Afterlife, vol. 61, 1996-1997, pp. 19-37, 13 Figs; 'China: the Three Emperors 1662-1795' summary of a lecture, vol. 70, 2005-2006, p. 65.


Roy Davids and Dominic Jellinek, "PROVENANCE: Collectors, Dealers and Scholars: Chinese Ceramics in Britain and America", 2011, p. 369;