The History of the Holburne Collection
The Collection: Oriental Works of Art
Sir William Holburne possessed over four hundred pieces of Chinese and Japanese porcelain, including some he had inherited. His taste was fairly typical of his time, preferring the colourful enamel palettes and subjects of Chinese export ceramics of the K’iang Hsi period (1662-1722) and Ch’ien Lung period (1736-95) to earlier blue-and-white wares.
He also had a small collection of Chinese and Indian bronzes, silver filigree, ivories and enamels.