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Detail of a blue and white maiolica dish with Hercules and Antaeus,

Chinese Porcelain in Venice: From Marco Polo to Maestro Jacomo

Thu October 28, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presenting Programs Sponsor
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation

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Dr. Karine Tsoumis will explore the journey of porcelain from China to Venice, from its acquisition through Islamic trade and collection by wealthy elites, to its profound impact on the maiolica produced by the enigmatic Maestro Jacomo in the 1500s.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Renaissance Venice was a multicultural metropolis where migration and mobility shaped the daily lives of its inhabitants. Its position at the crossroads of trade routes linking Europe to the Islamic World brought a continuous flow of commodities like pigments, spices, and luxury objects. In the homes of Venetians, these imported goods complemented locally-made products like maiolica, or tin-glazed earthenware. Renaissance Venice: Life and Luxury at the Crossroads recreates a sensory world of objects, from Chinese porcelain and Islamic metalware to Venetian textiles and glass. Learn more

Presenting Programs Sponsor
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Exhibition Supporting Sponsor
Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Official Paint Sponsor

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Thanks To

Instituto italiano di cultura

Community Partners
Villa Charities

ROM
This exhibition includes objects generously provided by the Royal Ontario Museum.

Header: Dish with Hercules and Antaeus, workshop of Jacomo da Pesaro, Venice, c. 1540. Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica). Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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