Women’s Wear Daily
04.21.2014
lifestyle
lifestyle

The Florence Scene

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

By
lifestyle/news
View Slideshow
Florence Palazzo Pitti Museo degli Argenti Gucci Richard Ginori 1735

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


NEXT: A Roof With a View >>

View Slideshow
Page:  Next »
VIEW ARTICLE IN ONE PAGE
load comments

ADD A COMMENT

Sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account, or simply type your comment below as a guest by entering your email and name. Your email address will not be shared. Please note that WWD reserves the right to remove profane, distasteful or otherwise inappropriate language.

Ads by Google

Newsletters
Newsletters

Sign upSign up for WWD and FN newsletters to receive daily headlines, breaking news alerts and weekly industry wrap-ups.

Publications

ArticleFinder

Eye


Choose By

Clear

How it works

Close

Lorem Ipsum
Dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus ac nibh et risus lobortis scelerisque tempor nec enim. Etiam facilisis sapien sit amet.

Lorem Ipsum
Dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus ac nibh et risus lobortis scelerisque tempor nec enim. Etiam facilisis sapien sit amet.

Lorem Ipsum
Dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus ac nibh et risus lobortis scelerisque tempor nec enim. Etiam facilisis sapien sit amet.

Lorem Ipsum
Dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus ac nibh et risus lobortis scelerisque tempor nec enim. Etiam facilisis sapien sit amet.

Lorem Ipsum
Dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus ac nibh et risus lobortis scelerisque tempor nec enim. Etiam facilisis sapien sit amet.


Or