Chinese ceramics collection

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About the collection

Collection of 1,000 Chinese works of art including:

  • a large amount of 17th-18th century porcelain (from Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong periods)
  • some reverse paintings on glass
  • cloisonné, jade and other hardstones
  • snuff bottles
  • earlier ceramics of the Han, Tang and Song dynasties (2nd century BCE - 14th century AD).

These were collected by 1st Viscount Leverhulme (1851-1925) in the late 19th and early 20th century. Find out more about the collection.