The Eumorfopoulos Collection by Unknown Artist

These bronze pieces were once housed and displayed at 7 Chelsea Embankment, the home of avid Chinese, Korean and Near Eastern art collector George Eumofopulos.

Details

Art Fund grant:
£2,500
Acquired in:
1935
Vendor:
G Eumorfopoulos

Though he had intended to bequeath the collection to the nation, the Depression of the 1930s forced him instead to sell it to the nation at a preferential rate. The bronzes are representative specimens of the Shan-Yin (1766-1122 BC) and Chou (1122-249 BC ) periods. The Chou bronze wine vessel illustrated is in the shape of an owl.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

Entry details

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