The Florence Scene

Some places to check out when visiting the city for Pitti Uomo.

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Some places to check out when visiting the city for Pitti Uomo.

Porcelain Project

This spring, Gucci took control of Richard Ginori 1735 and set out to restructure the historic ceramics firm, whose precious pieces from the 1800-1830 period are on display in the Museo degli Argenti at Palazzo Pitti. The exhibit celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Museo delle Porcellane, a ceramics museum permanently housed at the Palazzo. The 30 years at the beginning of the 19th century were selected as the exchange with the French porcelain from Sèvres was very intense at the time, revealing a widespread circulation of china under Napoleon Bonaparte in Florence.

Visitors will have the opportunity to admire over 150 Ginori and other French manufacturers’ pieces, 20 of which have never been shown before, lent by international museums and private collections. Among them, for example, is a series of plates commissioned to Manifattura Ginori by the Tuscan Grand Duke Leopold II to thank the Egyptian Khedive [viceroy] for the gift of a giraffe, still preserved in the museo della Specola of Florence.

Museo degli Argenti — Palazzo Pitti
Through June 23
Monday to Sunday, from 8:15 a.m. to 6:50 p.m.
Tickets: 10 euros, or $12.85 at current exchange

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