Online Lecture | The Porcelain Collection of the Dukes of Parma

Posted in lectures (to attend) by Editor on July 24, 2020

This Saturday via Zoom from the French Porcelain Society:

Andreina d’Agliano, The Porcelain Collection of the Dukes of Parma
FPS Living Room Lecture, 25 July 2020, 18.00 (BST), please note the new time

Oyster pyramid stand, 1759, Sèvres manufacture (Florence: Palazzo Pitti, Museo delle Porcellane).

The French Porcelain Society continues its series of weekly online lectures with Andreina d’Agliano, who will explore the outstanding collection of eighteenth-century porcelain of the Dukes of Parma. FPS members will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join the online lecture. If you want to join, please contact us for more details on FPSenquiries@gmail.com. We hope that you can join us!

The porcelain collection of Louis-Philippe and Louise Elisabeth of Bourbon-Parma, daughter of Louis XV, is one of the most interesting princely collections of the eighteenth century. In addition to Meissen and outstanding Sèvres pieces, it also included pieces from other factories such as Chantilly, Berlin, and the Italian Ginori. Today, the original collection is scattered among the ex-Italian royal residences, some still in the Galleria Nazionle of Parma, but mostly divided between the Palazzo Pitti in Florence and the Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome, where they were sent from the Parmesan Court residences after the Italian Unification in 1861. This lecture will focus on some of the Meissen and Vincennes-Sèvres porcelain pieces of the Bourbon-Parma collection, and will link them with some documents kept at the Parma Archives as well as with other relevant research.

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