The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents "The Connoisseur’s Eye: New Perspectives on Ceramics in the Rienzi Collection" closing day
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Rienzi’s opening, "The Connoisseur’s Eye: New Perspectives on Ceramics in the Rienzi Collection" highlights the extensive collection of porcelain.
Recent research has uncovered new information on pieces from lesser-known factories in Europe, including Longton Hall Porcelain, the Naples Royal Porcelain Factory, and St. James’s Porcelain Factory. These discoveries shed new light on the wide-ranging interests of the Mastersons as collectors. The Connoisseur’s Eye expands the story of 18th-century ceramics in Rienzi’s collection beyond the holdings from major porcelain factories such as Meissen, Sèvres, and Worcester.