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The Copeland Collection: Chinese and Japanese Ceramic Figures

On view June 1, 2003

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The world’s finest museum collection of Chinese porcelain figurines is featured in the newly installed Pamela Cunningham Copeland Gallery at the Peabody Essex Museum. Mrs. Copeland began collecting these rare figures in 1937. During a sixty year period, she amassed more than 200 exceptional examples of one of China’s most captivating decorative arts. Mrs. Copeland made plans to bequeath her collection to the museum after developing a lasting friendship with Dr. H. A. Crosby Forbes, curator emeritus of the department of Asian export art.

View this interactive and explore the objects and symbolism from this internationally known collection of porcelain figurines, The Copeland Collection.