Far East ORIENTAL CERAMICS
The ceramics produced in China, Korea, Japan and South East asia differ in both style and function from Western ceramics. Oriental philosophy sees art and religion as intimately related to every day life. The tradition of ceramic production in the far east dates back to ten or eleven thousand years ago, but much of the items in the Collection are from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Purchases of Chinese porcelain were made by Greenslade from an unknown source in 1923, from the ‘Garnham Sale’ in 1925 and from the London dealers Ken Hoshino and Shozo Kato between 1925 and 1928.