Ethnographic Chinese Collection
China - Water Vase
It is the oldest and most sought
out collection from the early days of our
Museum. The first pieces began to arrive in the
early years of the 1900. The collection
documents the life and customs of the Chinese
people and offers a vivid picture of this great
civilization, as it appeared in the early 20th
century. As is the case for all ethnographic
museums, this material shows a picture of a
society at that time, but it also shows its
genius and innovative approaches.
As we admire the solutions adopted by the Chinese culture of that time to solve the problems of life and the environment, we stand in awe in front of the great vitality, ingenuity and dynamism, still present in today’s Chinese society.