Chinese Works of Art

This aspect of the Collection is largely comprised of a superb group of Chinese Snuff Bottles, many originating from the Imperial workshops in Beijing. Originally collected, between 1900 and 1939 by a Welsh missionary doctor, they were purchased as a collection by David, 6th Marquess of Exeter (1905-1981) in the 1950’s as his generation’s contribution to the Collections at Burghley.