The Paston Treasure: Riches and Rarities of the Known World

Dr Francesca Vanke FSA

In the mid-seventeenth century the Norfolk Paston family owned a kunstkammer collection of princely proportions. A fraction of their collection is recorded in the contemporary Dutch School painting, The Paston Treasure.

This paper will discuss recent research into the lost collection, and the unique current exhibition which explores the Pastons’ world, brings objects back together and sheds new light on the enigmatic painting itself.

Haughton International Ceramics Seminar 2018 at Christie's

G Haughton