A Journey Through China's History.
The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 3
Live Auction: 1 November 2022 • 10:00 AM GMT • London
T ucked away in a discreet corner of the southern British Isles lies the most remarkable collection of Chinese art. Across seven interconnecting rooms displayed a comprehensive visual history of China. Covering some 4,000 years of Chinese art, the collection formed by Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997) ranges from utilitarian storage vessels made by the first Neolithic cultures that emerged along the Yellow River to the most dazzling porcelains ever commissioned to adorn the palaces of the Qing Emperors of China’s final dynasty. The extraordinary scope of the collection sets it apart from all other private collections of Chinese art formed in the mid-20th century, and it remains one of the last great collections of Chinese art in Europe today.