Collection of porcelain by Various artists

200 pieces of oriental porcelain, of which about half are painted in underglaze blue from the Imperial Factory at Chung Te Chen during the K'ang Hsi period (1662-1772).

Details

Medium:
Porcelain
Acquired in:
1946
Bequeathed by:
Gaspard Farrer through The Art Fund

The majority are ovoid and baluster vases, among which large sizes predominate. There is a wide range of decorative patterns and all shades of blue are represented. The monochrome porcelains of the K'ang Hsi, Yung Cheng (1723-35) and Ch'ien Lung (1736-1795) periods are well represented. These works are part of a larger bequest which included pictures, prints, Oriental ceramics and silver plate.

Provenance

The 'Farrer Bequest'.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

Entry details

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