Wed: 2 PM to 8 PM
In 1897, Swiss businessman Alfred Baur was sent to Sri Lanka on assignment. There, he founded his own organic fertilizer company. When he returned to Switzerland, he began to amass a collection of Asian Art, dating from the 10th to 20th centuries. Just before his death in 1951, Mr. Baur purchased a 19th century town house and garden in Geneva to house his growing collection. Alfred Baur collected 9,000 Chinese and Japanese art objects over 45 years, now the largest private collection of Asian art in Switzerland.
The exceptional collection includes Chinese ceramics, ranging from the Tang (618-907) to the Qing (1644-1911) dynasties; Japanese ceramics, lacquer ware, netsuke and sword fittings;