From 17 February to 28 April 2019, Vinovo will host a rich and heterogeneous display of porcelain from the Reale Manifattura di Vinovo on the noble floor of the Della Rovere Castle.
The exhibition is an important opportunity to present to the public the most historically and artistically significant creations that have come to life within the walls of the castle.
About 200 porcelain items and other materials from private collections will be exhibited for the first time, in the very place where they were created. The pieces come from the collections of Palazzo Madama - Civic Museum of Ancient Art and the Regional Museum of Natural Sciences of Turin, the State Archives of Turin, the Historical Archive of the City of Turin and from the Diocesan Curia of Torino - Parish of Vinovo.
The Vinovo factory was the only one in Piedmont to be founded under the patronage of the Savoy monarchy, so much so that it could boast the title of "Royal Porcelain Factory". It was opened in 1776 in the Castle of Vinovo, entrusted by the King to the Mauritian Order, thanks to the initiative of Giovanni Vittorio Brodele from Torino, of a ceramist from Strasbourg, the brilliant Pierre - Antoine Hannong, whose knowledge of the Arcanum, the secret porcelain mixture, had led him to the Sèvres factory and then to founding the first hard porcelain production sites.
The exhibition has been designed in a varied and structured way, in order to create an involving and exciting multimedia representation through an itinerary divided into five sections that chronologically retrace the three production and management periods, from 1776 to 1822: Hannong - Brodel, Gioanetti and, finally, Lomello.