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.
The Eumorfopoulos Collection by Unknown Artist, 1766249 BC
© V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum)
- Art Fund grant:
- Acquired in:
- 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.