'Le Porcellane di Marino Nani Mocenigo' at Ca' Rezzonico

the precious porcelain collection of the count Marino Nani Mocenigo

From 14 June 2014 to 05 May 2015


After the success of 'Archivi del Vedutismo. Pietro Bellotti', considered one of the most engaging Venice exhibitions 2014, Ca' Rezzonico is preparing to host another event, one of the most special exhibitions in Venice in recent years ... 'The Marino Nani Mocenigo Porcelain'.

From June 14 2014 to May 4 2015 this unprecedented porcelain exhibition in Venice 2014 will present the extensive collection of the count Marino Nani Mocenigo, emblematic Venetian collector affectionately nicknamed Count Cicara for his obsession with porcelain objects.

The splendid collection of Count Nani Mocenigo has already been on show in another porcelain exhibition in Venice. In 1936 the recently founded Venice 18th Century Museum hosted an exhibition on the porcelain of Venice and Nove with the aim of presenting a not very well known side of the fascinating Venetian 18th century. For the preparation of this great exhibition in Venice 2014, the porcelain was taken from the civic collections of Venice and from private museums throughout Italy, including Count Marino Nani Mocenigo's private collection.

After the death of the count, his wife decided to exhibit the extensive collection of porcelain in Ca' del Duca, creating a unique museum which unfortunately is no longer open to visitors. Following the family wishes, to honour the figure of this extraordinary collector, the Ca' Rezzonico Venice porcelain exhibit, will bring to the public's attention the Marino Nani Mocenigo porcelain, with over 330 pieces of the most important European manufacturers.

Visiting the porcelain Ca' Rezzonico exhibition in Venice you will be able to admire many interesting examples of Vezzi, two Hewelcke coffee sets and some of the figurines made by Geminiano Cozzi's manufactures in Venice - including the famous Geographer - and Pasquale Antonibon in Nove.

In addition to these, the collection of Marino Nani Mocenigo features: pieces of Meissen manufacture, such as 'Il Baciamano Polacco', 'La Cinesina' and the 'Cacciatore' modelled by Johann Joachim Kändler and Peter Reinicke; tableware made in the first half of the 18th century by the Saxon manufacture; a selection of porcelain made in the Germanic area, among which are a part of the service chinoiserie made in Vienna by Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier, examples of Ludwigsburg, Frankenthal, Höchst and Berlin.

The porcelain exhibition in Venice will also present numerous examples of cups and saucers from Vienna's imperial manufacture of the Sorgenthal period, characterized by bright colours and ornamental motifs.

Housed in the magnificent 18th Century Venice Museum, the Ca' Rezzonico exhibition of Marino Nani Mocenigo porcelain will allow you to discover the different Venetian and European manufactures which during the 18th century reached the pinnacle of a fragile art as elegant as extremely varied.

The exhibition is open to visitors purchasing Ca' Rezzonico Venice tickets - 18th century Venetian Museum.

Ca' Rezzonico Venice tickets - full price €11.00; reduced €8.50. For opening hours and closures visit the museum board.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff