Masterpieces of ceramics through the ages

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."

Jar with geometric designs, Cyprus, perhaps Kourion, about 750-600 BC.  Unglazed earthenware, made in sections and assembled, covered with buff slip and painted.  Museum no. 222-1883

Jar with geometric designs, Cyprus, perhaps Kourion, about 750-600 BC. 
Unglazed earthenware, made in sections and assembled, covered with buff slip and painted. 
Museum no. 222-1883

White stem cup, Northern China. Tang dynasty, 600-700 AD.  Glazed stoneware.  Museum no. C.138-1965.

White stem cup, Northern China. Tang dynasty,
600-700 AD. 
Glazed stoneware. 
Museum no. C.138-1965.

Dish with lustre pattern, Iran, probably Kashan, about 1200 AD.  Glazed fritware, with lustre painted over the glaze.  Museum no. C.158-1977.

Dish with lustre pattern, Iran, probably Kashan, about 1200 AD. 
Glazed fritware, with lustre painted over the glaze. 
Museum no. C.158-1977.

Storage jar, Spain, Granada,  1375-1425 AD.  Tin-glazed earthenware, with incised and stamped decoration.  Museum no. 125-1897

Storage jar, Spain, Granada, 
1375-1425 AD. 
Tin-glazed earthenware, with incised and stamped decoration. 
Museum no. 125-1897