About us

Company

Jorge Welsh Works of Art was founded by Jorge Welsh and Luísa Vinhais. Our expertise is in Chinese porcelain - with an emphasis on export porcelain - and cross-cultural works of art from Africa, India, China and Japan. The works of art range from the 15th to the 18th century.

With galleries in London and Lisbon, Jorge Welsh Works of Art exhibits at reputed art fairs and events such as TEFAF Maastricht, TEFAF New York and Asian Art in London.

Our works of art are acquired by collectors and museums worldwide and regularly lent for their temporary exhibitions.

Jorge Welsh Research & Publishing has published 30 scholarly catalogues and books. Together with our in-house research team and independent international scholars, our aim is to contribute to furthering knowledge in our chosen areas of expertise.

Institutional Acquisitions

Works of Art from Jorge Welsh Oriental Porcelain & Works of Art have been acquired by the following museums and institutions:

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

Baur Foundation, Museum of Far Eastern Art, Geneva, Switzerland

Fundação Millenium BCP, Portugal

Casa Colombo - Museu do Porto Santo, Porto Santo, Portugal 

Fundação Carmona e Costa, Lisbon, Portugal 

Fundação Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal 

Guanfu Museum, Beijing, China

Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Hong Kong, China

Jamestown – Yorktown Foundation, Williamsbourg, USA

Kyushu National Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Louvre Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Macao Museum, Macao, China 

Madeira Tecnopolo, Portugal

Musée Cernuschi, Paris, France

Musée de la Compagnie des Indes de Lorient, Port-Louis, France

Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, Luxembourg

Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas, Madrid, Spain

Museo Oriental, Valladolid, Spain

Museu A Cidade do Açúcar, Funchal, Portugal

Museu Condes Castro Guimarães, Cascais, Portugal

Museu de Arte Sacra de Santiago do Cacém, Santiago do Cacém, Portugal

Museu de Arte Sacra do Funchal, Funchal, Portugal

Museu de São Roque, Lisbon, Portugal

Museu do Caramulo, Caramulo, Portugal  

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon, Portugal  

Museu Quinta das Cruzes, Funchal, Portugal 

Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm, Sweden 

Nanchang University Museum, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China

National Maritime Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, USA

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA

Prasart Museum, Bangkok, Thailand

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium

Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels, Belgium

Schloss Museum Wolfshagen, Wolfshagen, Germany 

Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, China 

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden-Zwinger, Dresden, Germany

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA 

The New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, USA

The Reeves Center, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, USA

The Speed Art Museum, Kentucky, USA

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

 

Works of Art from Jorge Welsh Oriental Porcelain & Works of Art have been lent to the following museum exhibitions:

 

Portugal - Drawing the World, Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, Luxembourg, 2017

A Cidade Global. Lisboa no Renascimento, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisboa, Portugal, 2017

Namban: os bárbaros do sul e o encontro de culturas, Museu da Quinta das Cruzes, Funchal, Portugal, 2016

The dragon is dancing! Kangxi/China contemporary, Hetjens-Museum, Düsseldorf Deutsches Keramikmuseum, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2015

«Onde os nossos livros se acabam, ali começam os seus...» – O Japão em fontes documentais dos séculos XVI e XVII, Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal, 2015

O Exótico nunca está em casa? A China na Faiança e no Azulejo portugueses (séculos XVI - XVIII), Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Lisbon, Portugal, 2013

Portugal, Jesuits, and Japan: Spiritual Beliefs and Earthly Goods, Boston College’s McMullen Museum of Art, Boston, USA, 2013

Line and Colour - Japanese Arts and the European Connection, Museo degli Argenti, Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy, 2012

Namban Commissions - The Portuguese in Modern Age Japan, Museu Fundação Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal, 2010

Fascination with the Foreign: China – Japan – Europe, Hetjens-Museum, Düsseldorf Deutsches Keramikmuseum, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2009

Encompassing the Globe - Portugal e o Mundo nos séculos XVI e XVII, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon, Portugal, 2009

Tomás Pereira (1646-1708) - A Jesuit in Kangxi´s China, Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau, Lisbon, Portugal, 2009

Encompassing the Globe - Portugal and the World in the 16th & 17th Centuries, Musée des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium, 2008

O Espelho Invertido - Imagens Asiáticas dos Europeus 1500 - 1800, Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau, Lisbon, Portugal, 2007

Le Grand Atelier – Europalia, Brussels, Belgium, 2007

Macau – O Primeiro Século de um Porto Internacional, Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau, Lisbon, Portugal, 2007

Encompassing the Globe - Portugal and the World in the 16th & 17th Centuries, Freer Gallery of Art and The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA, 2007

São Francisco Xavier – A Sua Vida e o Seu tempo (1506-1552), Cordoria Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal, 2006

Dresden, Spiegel der Welt, Die Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden in Japan, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan, 2005

A Porcelana Chinesa nas Colecções do Museu Quinta das Cruzes, Museu Quinta das Cruzes, Funchal, Portugal, 2005

Encounters - The Meeting of Asia and Europe 1500-1800, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom, 2004

Peregrinações - Homenagem a Maria Helena Mendes Pinto, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal, 2003

Province Plates, a Cultural Dialogue Between Two Civilizations, Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2003

Hybrides, Porcelaines Chinoises aux Armoiries Territoriales Européennes, Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, Luxembourg, 2003

O Mundo da Laca, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal, 2001

Os Fundamentos da Amizade – Cinco Séculos de Relações Culturais e Artísticas Luso-Chinesas, Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau, Lisbon, Portugal, 1999-2000

Escolhas - Objectos Raros e de Colecção, Paços do Concelho, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa e Associação Portuguesa de Antiquários, Lisbon, Portugal, 1999

Vasco da Gama e a Índia, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Sorbonne Chapel, Paris, France, 1998

Caminhos da Porcelana, Fundação Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal, 1998

Reflexos do Cristianismo na Porcelana Chinesa, Museu de São Roque, Lisbon, Portugal, 1996

 

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