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Majolicas and glass section - Palazzo Farnese Municipal Museums

Majolicas and glass section

Majolicas and glass, 17th-18th century Murano Glass, 17th century


On the ground floor visitors may admire a collection of majolicas, either coming from private collections or from excavations. The most precious part of the collection, including pieces dating back to the period from 16th to 18th centuries, is constituted by the pottery belonging to the collection of Pietro Agnelli from Piacenza, who gathered the pieces during his stay in Venice and Ancona and subsequently bequeathed it to the Municipal museum. Among the pottery objects we may admire a sanctuary lamp with holes, belonging to the 17th century tradition of Faenza white pottery, and an 18th century oval bowl with scroll ornaments, polichrome flower decrations and a big pear shaped pommel. There are also some sophisticated examples of colourful eastern pottery (pink, green, blue), most of which date back to the 18th century.

The glass collection also belongs to the same time range (16th-18th century). Among the pieces displayed, there is an outstanding 17th century blue glass, mounted on a spiral shaped stem and a "girasol" glass bottle dating back to the end of the 17th century, with a spherical shape and a long neck.


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