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Exhibition Zaffre Blue Tin-Glazed Earthenware From the Miragaia Factory

2024-06-23
2024-03-22

Zaffre Blue Tin-Glazed Earthenware From the Miragaia Factory

Curatorship
José da Costa Reis

 

From 22 March to 23 June 2024

Tuesday to Sunday, 10h00 / 18h00

The exhibition covers the theme of ‘zaffre blue’ earthenware, so called because of the shade of color of its glaze, produced at the Miragaia Factory in Porto and dating from 1775 to 1822.

 

The museological organization of the exhibition promotes the relationship between this collection and other decorative arts collections at the Soares dos Reis National Museum, which precede the modern concept of design, valuing its contextualization and interpretation with approaches to history and European plastic arts, namely Painting, Drawing and Engraving.

 

The exhibition and its guide are intended to increase the visibility and knowledge of the ceramics collection at the Soares dos Reis National Museum, one of the most important ceramics collections held by Portuguese national museums, establishing the relationship between the influences of English culture on the production of the Miragaia Factory.

 

The Soares dos Reis National Museum preserves a collection of around 180 pieces from the Miragaia Factory, resulting from different incorporations.

 

The exhibition will be open until June 23, 2024, with the patronage of AOF-Augusto Oliveira Ferreira and Lusitânia Seguros, as well as the support of Círculo Dr. José de Figueiredo – Amigos do Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis.