Chinese Ceramics - Ming and Qing
What: Bristol Museum’s collections of Chinese art from the Han Dynasty (221 BC to AD 220) and earlier: jades, bronzes, ceramics and glass are outstanding. Bristol's collection of Chinese ceramics is one of the 5 finest such Museum collections in the UK. The collection of Chinese glass of the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries is widely regarded as the best such collection outside China or, certainly, outside East Asia on account of its size range and quality. These collections attract visiting scholars, curators and connoisseurs from China and beyond. The collection of Chinese ceramics was made by Ferdinand Schiller, German by birth in 1866 but British by nationality and educated in Bristol at Clifton College. The Chinese glass collection, which includes monochrome, engraved, carved overlay and carved relief decorated pieces, was in large part a collection of collections made by Henry Robert Burrows Abbey (1872-1949) and came to Bristol in 1950 through his bequest to the National Art-Collections Fund (NACF, now the Art Fund).
The illustrations in the right hand margin are a taster. There are more of them and information about them in the Links.
When: Simon Baker has offered to guide you around this stunning collection of Chinese glass and ceramics. Please contact him to arrange a mutually convenient time by clicking the send a message link in the sidebar.
Where: At the Bristol Museum.
contact to arrange time, disabled access, 2/3 mins from many buses, no parking
Updated 18/7/18 KP