I recently discovered a wonderful ceramics timeline on the Victoria & Albert Museum (London) website.
"The ceramics collections at the V&A are one of its greatest glories. They are unrivalled in their range, diversity and global reach. A selection of over 100 masterpieces has been brought together to form the Masterpieces Timeline, tracing developments in world ceramics from ancient times to the present.
"The timeline draws together potting traditions from across the globe, showing how they interrelate, and how trade and cultural interchange have shaped their histories. The array of stunning objects includes dramatic Chinese funerary sculpture, exquisitely painted Italian Renaissance pottery and boldly modernist wares."