Galleria Marca Corona

A real journey of discovery into the evolution of ceramics


Galleria Marca Corona - Plaques and wall tiles Galleria Marca Corona - Plaques and wall tiles (1890/1925)Museimpresa

The Museum

Galleria Marca Corona is much more than just a company museum: it is a real journey through Sassuolo’s ceramic district.

Marca Corona - Secret book of Paints and Colors (c. 1750 c. 1800) by Antonio Francesco Monesi painterMuseimpresa

The booklet of secrets

In the eighteenth century there were neither schools nor manuals for studying the art of pottery. Each potter had his own little book where he carefully wrote down every secret of the craft.

Galleria Marca Corona - Small, elliptical platter, perhaps part of a confinement set (1825/1850)Museimpresa

The Light of White

Small, elliptical platter, perhaps part of a confinement set, earthenware, second quarter of the 19th century (made by Fabbrica Ferrari Moreni)

Galleria Marca Corona - Pair of satyr-shaped shelves Galleria Marca Corona - Pair of satyr-shaped shelves (1850/1865)Museimpresa

I could almost put a vase on it

Pair of satyr-shaped shelves, majolica, end of 1850s/beginning of 1860s
(made by Fabbrica Giovanni Maria Rubbiani)

Galleria Marca Corona - Coffee cupsMuseimpresa

Precious Cups

According to historical sources, majolica cups first emerged in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century: these were low receptacles, their rim wider rim than their base, and came with or without a lid. 

Galleria Marca Corona - "Saggio di piastrelle" essay on tilesMuseimpresa

The Arrival of the tile and the Sassuolo District

Wall tiles, majolica, end of the 19th century/first quarter of the 20th century (Fabbrica Carlo Rubbiani and others)

Galleria Marca Corona - Catalogues (1925/1930)Museimpresa

Marca Corona

The long history of excellence of Sassuolo ceramics is proudly recounted in the company museum, thanks to more than 250 pieces including manufactured articles, documents, photographs, and memorabilia that bear witness to the growth and values of a community.

Marca Corona for Art

Marca Corona for Art is a participatory artistic journey that entrusts a recognised artist each year with the interpretation of the company’s values, which, with the collaboration of  with the collaboration of employees, becomes a travelling work of art.

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