The Porcelains of the Dukes of Parma. Masterpieces of the great European manufacturers of the 18th century

From Saturday 15 May 2021 to Sunday 19 September 2021

Next opening: Wednesday 23 June - 15:00
Exibitions - With ticket
Reggia di Colorno - Province of Parma
Fine arts Design History
All dates:
Wednesday 23 June 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Thursday 24 June 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Thursday 24 June 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Friday 25 June 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Friday 25 June 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Saturday 26 June 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Sunday 27 June 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Tuesday 29 June 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Tuesday 29 June 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Wednesday 30 June 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Wednesday 30 June 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Thursday 1 July 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Thursday 1 July 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Friday 2 July 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Friday 2 July 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Saturday 3 July 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Sunday 4 July 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Tuesday 6 July 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Tuesday 6 July 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Wednesday 7 July 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Wednesday 7 July 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Thursday 8 July 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Thursday 8 July 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Friday 9 July 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Friday 9 July 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Saturday 10 July 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Sunday 11 July 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Tuesday 13 July 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Tuesday 13 July 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Wednesday 14 July 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Wednesday 14 July 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Thursday 15 July 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Thursday 15 July 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Friday 16 July 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Friday 16 July 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Saturday 17 July 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Sunday 18 July 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Tuesday 20 July 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Tuesday 20 July 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Wednesday 21 July 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Wednesday 21 July 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Thursday 22 July 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Thursday 22 July 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Friday 23 July 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Friday 23 July 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Saturday 24 July 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Sunday 25 July 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Tuesday 27 July 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Tuesday 27 July 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Wednesday 28 July 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Wednesday 28 July 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Thursday 29 July 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Thursday 29 July 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Friday 30 July 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Friday 30 July 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Saturday 31 July 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Sunday 1 August 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Tuesday 3 August 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Tuesday 3 August 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Wednesday 4 August 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Wednesday 4 August 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Thursday 5 August 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Thursday 5 August 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Friday 6 August 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Friday 6 August 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Saturday 7 August 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Sunday 8 August 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Tuesday 10 August 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Tuesday 10 August 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Wednesday 11 August 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Wednesday 11 August 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Thursday 12 August 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Thursday 12 August 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Friday 13 August 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Friday 13 August 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Saturday 14 August 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Sunday 15 August 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Tuesday 17 August 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Tuesday 17 August 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Wednesday 18 August 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Wednesday 18 August 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Thursday 19 August 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Thursday 19 August 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Friday 20 August 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Friday 20 August 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Saturday 21 August 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Sunday 22 August 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Tuesday 24 August 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Tuesday 24 August 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Wednesday 25 August 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Wednesday 25 August 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Thursday 26 August 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Thursday 26 August 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Friday 27 August 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Friday 27 August 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Saturday 28 August 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Sunday 29 August 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Tuesday 31 August 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Tuesday 31 August 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Wednesday 1 September 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Wednesday 1 September 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Thursday 2 September 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Thursday 2 September 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Friday 3 September 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Friday 3 September 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Saturday 4 September 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Sunday 5 September 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Tuesday 7 September 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Tuesday 7 September 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Wednesday 8 September 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Wednesday 8 September 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Thursday 9 September 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Thursday 9 September 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Friday 10 September 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Friday 10 September 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Saturday 11 September 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Sunday 12 September 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Tuesday 14 September 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Tuesday 14 September 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Wednesday 15 September 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Wednesday 15 September 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Thursday 16 September 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Thursday 16 September 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Friday 17 September 2021 - 10:00 /13:00
Friday 17 September 2021 - 15:00 /18:00
Saturday 18 September 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
Sunday 19 September 2021 - 10:00 /19:00
SHOW ALL
Location: Indoor
Suitable for Everyone.
A production of: Provincia di Parma, Comune di Colorno, Comune di Parma, Complesso Monumentale della Pilotta
Created by: Giovanni Godi e Antonella Balestrazzi
In partnership with: Palazzo del Quirinale, Complesso Monumentale della Pilotta di Parma, Gallerie degli Uffizi, Museo della Villa Medicea di Poggio a Caiano, Musei Reali di Torino, Fondazione Cariparma, Archivio di Stato di Parma e collezionisti privati

From the Quirinale and other locations, the porcelain of Meissen, Sèvres, Vincennes, Chantilly, and Doccia, treasures of the Dukes of Parma, return to the Royal Palace.

Other, and equally precious porcelain from the manufactories of Meissen, Sèvres, Vincennes, Chantilly, Doccia, and Capodimonte, always belonging to what was the ducal heritage, will return "home" from the Uffizi Galleries, from the Museum of the Medici Villa of Poggio di Caiano, from the Royal Museums of Turin, accompanied by documents granted by the State Archives.

Gathered for the first time after the dispersion of the art treasures of the Parma palaces which began in 1859, when the Duchy of Pama and Piacenza was canceled to be, the following year, incorporated into the new Kingdom of Italy. As a result of this, the heritage of what for centuries had been one of the most refined and international European courts passed to the House of Savoy. The furnishings, passing through Turin and Florence, mostly reached the Quirinale, to furnish the palace of the Savoy, then the "home" of the Presidents of the Republic.

It is a work carried out in the Archives, which allowed Giovanni Godi and the group of experts who oversee the exhibition to identify the locations where the Parma treasures have been "placed", bringing them back home, albeit only for the time of the exhibition. . These refined and high-quality works show how the taste at the court of the Dukes of Parma was shaped in full agreement with the French models developed in the eighteenth century when decorative richness and desire for ostentation accompanied the setting up of the tables of the old continent.

The Dukes' passion for porcelain was truly absolute. Luisa Elisabetta - "Babette", as her father, Louis XV, sovereign of France called her - was literally fascinated by the exotic charm of this compact, shiny and light material, capable of giving life to objects with refined lines that helped to identify the status social status of those who owned them. On her frequent trips to Versailles she did not neglect to shop at her father's expense both to equip her modest residence with suitable fashionable pottery and to make a gift to her husband ("cher Pippo") who showed that he shared with her the pleasure of precious porcelain. 

Thus the small Duchy acquired the best of the production of all the most prestigious European manufactures that the Duchess personally sought and commissioned, as confirmed by the numerous letters on display. In their residences, there were porcelain objects: refined table sets, coffee sets, figurines, ice cream cups and curious objects signed Meissen, Sèvres, Vincennes, Chantilly, Doccia, and Capodimonte. The exhibition will be set up on the main floor of the Palace, following a subdivision by theme. It should be noted that in the same environment, until a few years bare, part of the original furnishings have returned, recovered from the post-unitary diaspora. Alongside the porcelain, portraits, letters and documents relating to the purchases of the Duchess and Prime Minister François Guillaume Leon Du Tillot, furniture and furnishings designs designed by Ennemond Alexandre Petitot, plans of the ducal palace of Colorno, books, and party engravings will be on display and wedding of the Dukes of Parma, but also the cookbooks used in the kitchens of the eighteenth century.

 

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