Past Exhibition: Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain

Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain in The Frick Collection
October 15, 1992
image of blue and white porcelain teapot with four legs.

In 1965 Childs Frick, son of Henry Clay Frick, left by bequest 220 pieces of Chinese blue-and-white porcelain that he and his wife had purchased over many years. They had chosen the pieces as birthday and Christmas presents and displayed them in thier home in Roslyn, Long Island. A selection later decorated the offices and upstairs staff rooms of the Collection. In the autumn of 1992, for the first time, a large number of pieces were placed on permanent display in the Reception Hall, in specially designed new cases.

Chinese, Qing Dynasty, Four-Legged Vessel with Spout and Handle, 1736-96. The Frick Collection, New York, NY.

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