Renaissance Maiolica at the Museo Correr
In November 2017 Venice in Peril Fund adopted eighteen pieces of Renaissance Maiolica in the Museo Correr. Project costs of £18,000 included contributions from ten generous donors.
They form part of the 120 piece collection, most of which was put together by Teodoro Correr (1750-1830) and subsequently bequeathed to the city. The collection will be the subject of a new display and catalogue proposed for late 2019.
In the Venice in Peril Fund Winter 2017 Newsletter, which you can read here, Timothy Wilson, Honorary Curator of the Ashmolean, wrote about the significance of the collection and about the seventeen plates with scenes from Ovid's Metamorphoses made in Urbino about 1520-23 by Nicola da Urbino, which are the treasures of the Correr collection, but which do not form part of the Venice in Peril Fund project.
The pieces that were in need of treatment are for the most part display objects which would have been arranged on buffets in private palaces. There are 14 round dishes, two trilobe dishes, one pierced dish with a raised foot and a ewer.
The work was carried out in 2018 by the Conservation Department of the MIC, Museo Internazionale di Ceramica at Faenza. Click here for a film showing the conservation .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hetPE4Sa9wE