New Access to Chinese Art Treasures

8th January 2020

The Duberly Collection of Chinese Art is now available to view online through the Winchester College Collections Database. It contains nearly 200 pieces dating from the 7th to the early 20th centuries. Among the highlights are superb pieces of imperial porcelain from the Ming and Qing dynasties, and important examples of jade, lacquer and metalwork.

The collection was formed by Major Montagu and Eileen Duberly between 1947 and 1970. It was bequeathed to the College in 1978 as a memorial to their son James (1925-1944), an Old Wykehamist who was killed in the bombing of the Guards’ Chapel in WWII.

The collection is on display in Treasury, Winchester College’s museum of art and archaeology, which is open to the public every day between 2pm and 4pm. Entry is free.

The Duberly Collection is the first part of the school’s collections to be made available online in its entirety but other sections of the Winchester collections are being added all the time as the school works to share such treasures as widely as possible.

A beautifully illustrated catalogue of the Duberly Collection, written by Anthony du Boulay, is also available to purchase through the Treasury website. Anthony du Boulay is one of the country's foremost experts on Chinese art.

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