Collection of works by Unknown Artist

Six Japanese ivory figurines; lacquer box; and two punch bowls with figurative decoration.


Ivory; laquer; ceramic
Acquired in:
Bequeathed by:
Jack Outhwaite Thompson through The Art Fund

Part of a bequest to four museums by Jack Outhwaite Thompson through the Art Fund in 2003. A selection of Chinese and Japanese works of art from the 17th-19th century, including ceramics, paintings, ivory, bronze and lacquer items. The ceramics received by Bristol, Durham and Glasgow reflect the huge 18th century trade in porcelain from China to Europe. Some of the most popular export styles are represented, such as famille verte, famille rose and Chinese Imari, and the wares include vases, punch bowls, tureens and dishes.


Jack Outhwaite Thompson.

Venue details

Oriental Museum Durham University, Elvet Hill, DURHAM County Durham DH1 3TH 0191 334 5694

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £1.50)

Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm Sat – Sun, 12noon – 5pm Closed between Christmas and New Year