Tourist Attraction in Florence: Museo delle Porcellane
The Porcelain Museum is located in the so-called "Casino of the Knight", in one of the highest points of the Boboli Garden at Palazzo Pitti, Florence. In 2013, the Boboli Garden Museum Circuit, which also includes the Argenti Museum, the Costume Gallery, the Porcelain Museum and the Bardini Garden. Although its opening dates back to 1973, the porcelain collection is very ancient, with pieces donated to granducks from other European sovereigns or made by them on commission. Many pieces were collected by Lorraine, especially Peter Leopold and Ferdinand III. Nevertheless, the heart of the collection was largely from the Savoy family in Florence, unifying in Palazzo Pitti the collections of some "inherited" rulers in fact after the unification of Italy, such as the ducal palace in Parma and the Piacenza rulers and Baganza room. The exhibits belong to the most renowned and famous European manufactures, who from the 18th century succeeded in emulating the techniques of this exclusive material, until then unique to the Chinese and Japanese manufactures. Numerous are serving dishes, cups and cups, specially devoted to the new ways to take coffee and chocolate in the cup, as well as the many teapots, vases and statuettes, all decorated with ornamental ornamental rococo style and neoclassical. Among the manufactures of provenance are the Real Fabbrica di Napoli (Capodimonte) as the Bear School Group and eighteen statues of Neapolitan peoples; the Tuscan one of the Marquis Carlo Ginori in Doccia, near Sesto Fiorentino, with works of the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries; the French manufactures of Tournai, Vincennes, Chantilly and other Parisian manufactures; Viennese china, largely collected by Ferdinand III of Tuscany; porcelain of the German manufactories of Meissen and Würzburg, including a turtle-shaped sugar bowl and a hen-shaped teapot. Between 2005 and 2006, the porcelain museum welcomed an exhibition of ceramics by Paolo Staccioli, characterized by lightness, grace and irony. At the Porcelain Museum there was an exhibition on American artist Betty Woodman. It was mostly cups and pots made of lathe or casting, using soft pasta, colored enamels and gilding. In 2010, an exhibition was presented to Paola Staccioli and her bizarre and fairy tales: teapots, vases, bowls, cups, glasses, plates, tiles.