125 masterpieces of ceramics from the leading Italian Renaissance production centers, seen for the first time in an exhibition held outside of Russia.
[The Golden Age of Majolica. Italian Pottery of the Fifteenth-Sixteenth Centuries from the Collection of the State Museum of the Hermitage] For the first time 125 masterpieces of pottery made in the
principal Italian centers of the Renaissance are leaving Russia. The exhibition brings together the best of fifteenth- and sixteenthcentury Italian majolica. A book that collectors and experts cannot afford to miss. The exhibition comprises 125 works of high artistic value from the splendid collections of Italian ceramics in the Hermitage Museum. Urbino, Pesaro, Castelnuovo, Faenza, Venice, Deruta and Gubbio are some of the places of origin of these masterpieces, many of which are not currently on show to the public. Thus the exhibition represents a unique and exceptional event for all lovers of the art of pottery. It will be enriched by several works from the collections of the Faenza Museum, such as the two “navicular” basins in blue majolica, unique pieces belonging to the service of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese.