Table decorations. 18th century European porcelain for the Dukes of Parma

Culture
15/05/2021 - 19/09/2021

Table decorations. 18th century European porcelain for the Dukes of Parma

The exhibition, realized with the collaboration of Galleria degli Uffizi of Firenze, is a journey into the history of taste and decorative richness made by the exotic charm attributed to porcelain that in the eighteenth century inebriated the Courts of Europe.

From the Quirinale Palace exceptionally return to the Palace of Colorno the precious porcelain that Louise Elisabeth of France and her husband Philip of Bourbon here used for the ducal receptions now available for the state receptions of the Presidency of the Repubblica.
Always belonging to the ducal heritage, other and equally precious porcelain from the manufactories of Meissen, Sèvres, Vincennes, Chantilly, Doccia and Capodimonte will return "home" from the Uffizi Galleries, from the Museum of the Medicean Villa in Poggio a Caiano, from the Royal Museums of Turin, accompanied by documents granted by the State Archives.

The itinerary of the exhibition highlights the adherence of the court of Parma to the taste imposed between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by French models; decorative richness and desire for ostentation that accompanied the setting up of the tables throughout Europe.

Curated by: Giovanni Godi and Antonella Balestrazzi
In collaboration with: Quirinale Palace, Historical Complex of Pilotta of Parma, Uffizi Galleries, Museum of the Medicean Villa in Poggio a Caiano, Royal Museums of Turin, Cariparma Foundation, State Archives of Parma and private collectors



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