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Qianlong period blue and white vase
Copyright  Hallwyl Museum, Sweden
Qianlong period famille rose plate
Copyright Hallwyl Museum, Sweden


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Countess Wilhelmina von Hallwyl and her Chinese Treasures

3pm Monday, 20 November 2017
Swedish Residence
39 Andrew Road
Singapore 299957


The Ambassador of Sweden H.E Mr Håkan Jevrell and Mrs Catharina Jevrell together with the Southeast Asian Ceramic Society cordially invite you to a presentation by Rose Kerr on Countess Wilhelmina von Hallwyl and her Chinese Treasures. This lecture describes a re-discovered treasure trove of Chinese ceramics in Sweden. Unknown to almost everyone in the Asian ceramics field, the Hallwyl Museum is housed in a historical building in central Stockholm. Wilhelmina von Hallwyl (1844-1930) was an avid collector of many subjects, but her greatest interest was China.

The museum is distinguished by its fine interiors and exquisite décor, and is filled with precious pictures, furnishings and objets d´art, encompassing some 50,000 objects. Among them are 610 inventoried Asian ceramics (some being services and sets, in all over 1000 individual pieces) including monochrome wares; figurines of people, deities, animals & mythical beasts; blue-and-white wares for home and export markets; polychrome wares for home and export markets; yixing wares and more.


About Rose Kerr

Rose Kerr is Honorary Associate of the Needham Research Institute in Cambridge, after retiring as Keeper of the Far Eastern Department at the Victoria & Albert Museum. She also acts as Honorary Fellow at the University of Glasgow, Trustee of the Great Britain-China Education Trust, Trustee of the Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art and Museum Expert Advisor for Hong Kong.


This talk is free and open only to SEACS members and attendance is limited. Registration starts at 3pm. The program will commence promptly at 3pm and end by 5.30pm. Please submit your name, company, designation and email address to art@artforum.com.sg by 8 November. Confirmation will be sent by return email. Limited parking is available along the street at 39 Andrew Road, Singapore 299957.