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Ceramics and Glass Collection

The Ceramics and Glass Collection including approximately 23,000 objects can be grouped into several units. The faience collection is of outstanding quality consisting of Italian, Haban and Hungarian (from Holics, Tata and Buda) majolica objects. Among the porcelain collection which is remarkable not only in quality but in quantity almost all of the European significant manufactories, principally of Vienna, Meissen and Herend, are represented. The earliest pieces are the Böttger porcelains and stoneware of the Meissen factory. The collection covers the different periods even of Hungarian porcelain art. The work of the Zsolnay factory is represented by several specialities and experimental objects. The glass collection, which is one of the most comprehensive collections in the world, represents not only the history but also the different techniques of glass art. Among the Hungarian pieces the Historic unit stands out. The collection is particularly rich in Historic and Art Nouveau glass objects which are even internationally significant: besides the works of art of French masters (Gallé, the Daum brothers) it has a considerable collection of Tiffany glass objects as well.