Porcelain Exhibit

Museets porslinssal. Foto: Ian Schemper.

The collection of porcelain consists of Swedish porcelain from the 18th century, East Indian porcelain as well as German, French, Dutch and British ceramics from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

The founder of the museum, Adolf Andersohn had a vision of the museum as a place where people who were less privileged would get a chance to see beautiful and spectacular objects in an extraordinary environment - a place of reflection and enlightenment. Perhaps this was the main purpose of the porcelain exhibits. In this display, one can see faience, porcelain, ceramics, stoneware and earthenware as well as plates, saucers, cups, urns and figurines of glass. One can also enjoy the East Indian Qianlong china, the hand painted tea china from Sevres, France, Meissen figurines, urns from Marieberg, plates from Rörstrand and stoneware pieces from Germany. In this exhibition, the balance between shape and colour is intended to create a pleasant atmosphere in which fine examples of both Chinese and European art and porcelain are displayed.

Furthermore, the exhibition displays examples of older Swedish and German pewter and brass items such as candlesticks, presenter plates and snuff boxes. Also on display is a high quality chest of drawers from the Gustavian period. The chest was owned by the Alströmer family, as is seen in the intarsia depicting the alstroemeria flower.

Updated: 2017-11-08 12:10