Decorative arts up to 1800
The collection includes more than 10,000 objects, ranging in date from the early Middle Ages to around 1800. Metalwork, medieval bronzes, majolica, faience, ceramics and glass are equally represented in the collection offering a glimpse into domestic and religious life.
Key collecting areas
In addition to medieval treasury art and one of the largest collections of aquamanilia worldwide, the collection is particularly known for its holdings of German silver, faience from southern Germany, and cut glass from Nuremberg.
Prachteinband des goldenen Evangelienbuches von Echternach
wohl Trier, 985/987
Aquamanile in Form eines Löwen
A. 13. Jh.
Gefäß zum Warmhalten des Kaffees
Octavio und Isabella