Luxury and Elegance. The French Porcelain at Palazzo Pitti and the Ginori Factory (1800-1830)
March 19th-June 23rd 2013
The exhibition was organized to celebrate three different anniversaries in 2013:
The fiftieth anniversary of the publication of the book written by Marquis Leonardo Ginori Lisci “La porcellana di Doccia” which came out in 1963, after years of research conducted by the author in the family archives. This ground-breaking study represents a milestone for scholars conducting research on the complex history of the Doccia factory and its international impact.
- The fortieth anniversary of the inauguration of the porcelain museum in the Boboli gardens in 1973, under the direction of Kirsten Aschengreen Piacenti. The museum displays the collection of porcelains which, at the time, was practically unknown; it had been formed starting in the era of Gian Gastone de Medici up until the reign of Leopoldo II, and enlarged during the years when Florence was capital of Italy with the arrival of porcelain pieces from the historic royal residences in Parma, Piacenza and Sala Baganza;
- The tenth anniversary of the founding of the Friends of Doccia Association which, in 2003, initiated its research and promotional activity related to the historical and artistic heritage of the Doccia factory.