The late Sir Michael Butler with a 17th-century Chinese ceramic octagonal jar from his collection. Picture: courtesy of Katharine Butler

A world-leading Chinese ceramics collection and the feud that tore it, and a family, apart

The finest collection of 17th-century Chinese pots in the world has been broken up after a bitter battle that split the family of late British diplomat Michael Butler, the man who amassed it. Two of his children tell their side of the story

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The late Sir Michael Butler with a 17th-century Chinese ceramic octagonal jar from his collection. Picture: courtesy of Katharine Butler
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