Collage of Chinese and Korean bronze mirrors on a black background

Treasures from the Bronze Age and Beyond

The Hallwyl Museum’s Collection of Small Chinese and Korean Bronzes

Digital Publication and Online Exhibit

The West’s appreciation for Chinese bronzes started in the 20th Century. The Hallwyl Collection of small Chinese and Korean bronzes are displayed in two glass cases in the two galleries housing East Asian ceramics in the Hallwyl Museum. The display cases could be described as windows to the late Chinese Bronze Age and onwards to the 12th Century.

The digital publication Treasures from the Bronze Age and Beyond. The Hallwyl Museum’s Collection of Small Chinese and Korean Bronzes gives context to the Hallwyl Collection of minor bronzes. The publication highlights the objects in the collection and introduces the Countess Wilhelmina von Hallwyl, founder of the Hallwyl museum as well as the Swedish engineer Orvar Karlbeck, who sold his collection of bronzes to the Countess in 1922.

Read the publication and download it for free here

On Google Arts & Culture you can visit our online exhibit about the bronzes and take a really close look on the highlighted objects.

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Image of bronze spout in the form of animal head.
Spout in the Form of Animal Head, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475 – 221 BCE)