Ceramics and Glass Collection
The Ceramics and Glass Collection consists of 23,000 items. The faience collection features outstanding Italian, Haban and Hungarian (Holics, Tata, Buda) pieces. The porcelain collection excels in both quality and quantity. Nearly every major European manufactory is represented, but Vienna, Meissen and Herend dominate. The earliest are Böttger pieces from Meissen, and there is also Böttger earthenware among them. It also covers all periods of Hungarian porcelain, and includes many specialities and experimental pieces displaying the activity of the Zsolnay company of Pécs. The glass collection stands out by world comparison, giving an insight into the history of glassmaking and its main periods and techniques. Eclectic glassware features strongly in the Hungarian section. Another major section comprises foreign decorative glassware in the Eclectic and Art Nouveau styles: there are many pieces by French craftsmen (Gallé, the Daum brothers) and by Tiffany.