Chinese Collection

The Duberly Collection of Chinese Ceramics

Winchester’s collection of Chinese ceramics was donated by the Duberly family in memory of their son James, a former pupil killed during World War II. Assembled between 1947 and 1970, it includes ceramics from the Tang to Qing dynasties as well as items made from jade, lacquer, ivory and bronze. Many of the objects are decorated with traditional Chinese symbols and the figures of immortals, sages and scholars. 

Horse, Tang dynasty c.750

Rearing Horse, Tang Dynasty, c.740-760

Among the highlights of the Duberly Collection are a Tang Dynasty horse and tomb official, celadon stonewares from the Song Dynasty, and some exceptionally fine examples of early Ming porcelain. Another strength of the collection are figures from the Kangxi period, and Qing dynasty ceramics decorated with coloured enamels. 

Dish, Ming dynasty, Hongzhi period 1488-1505

Dish, Ming Dynasty, Hongzhi Period, 1487-1505

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