Henry J Oppenheim (Biographical details)

Henry J Oppenheim (collector; British; Male; 1895 - 1959)

Also known as

Oppenheim, Henry J (1959); Oppenheim, Harry


Collector. A prominent member of the Oriental Ceramic Society. He bequeathed his entire collection of Chinese and Japanese art, acquired between 1919 and 1939 in London and occasionally Paris or Berlin. Member of the Oriental Ceramic Society and of the Karlbeck Syndicate (q.v.).


J. Harrison-Hall, "Catalogue of late Yuan and Ming Ceramics in the British Museum", 2001, p. 593; R. Davids and D. Jellinek, "PROVENANCE: Collectors, Dealers and Scholars: Chinese Ceramics in Britain and America", 2011, p. 342; S. Pierson, " collectors, Collections and Museums: The Field of Chinese Ceramics in Britain, 1560-1960", 2007, p. 117, 124, 151; "Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society", vol. 1, 1921-1922, p. 5 – among original members of the Oriental Ceramic Society. Member of enlarged Society, 4th October 1933.

Basil Gray and Soame Jenyns, "The Oppenheim Bequest", The British Museum Quarterly Vol. 16, No. 1 (Jan., 1951), pp. 21-29. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4422301