The Barlow Collection of Chinese ceramics, bronzes and jades goes on display at The Ashmolean Museum


OXFORD.- Visitors to the Ashmolean Museum have the opportunity to see the Barlow Collection of Chinese Ceramics, Bronzes and Jades. The collection of 450 objects, formed by Sir Alan Barlow (1881-1968), is one of the leading 20th-century English collections of its type. The collection is an exceptional complement to the Museum’s existing holdings of Chinese art, including some rare objects that have not so far been on display. Highlights from the collection are exhibited in the Early and Later China galleries (10 & 38). The remainder are available for study and research in the Eastern Art Jameel Study Centre. Some of the finest and most celebrated Chinese ceramic wares from the collection include two brushwashers, one of Ru ware and one of Guan ware. Ru ware from north