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Il trionfo della Bellezza (The triumph of Beauty)
Photo by Elio and Stefano Ciol
Il trionfo della Bellezza (The triumph of Beauty)

The Museum hosts a valuable Sèvres china table service purchased in Paris by Alvise Querini when he was  serving the Republic of the Serenissima as its last ambassador from 1795 to 1797.

A cultured man of great taste, he was fascinated by the white gold of the Ancien Régime. During his stay in Paris, he often visited the Sèvres showrooms where he commissioned a pâte tendre porcelain service, with figures for his table in biscuit.

In the dining room is a table laid for eight with plates for knives, soup, and hors d’oeuvres, gravy boats, compotes and butter dishes.

The service is composed of 244 perfectly-preserved items, displaying a variety of forms, flawless  gilding, detailed decoration and pure and precise colours in clear and shining vernice.

China settings form part of the collection, and some of these pieces, such as the bottle cooler and the compotes in the shape of a shell, probably designed by the goldsmith Jean-Claude Duplessis, date to the second half of the eighteenth century. Most of the items in the set bear the mark of the manufacturer R.F., for République Française, and the word Sèvres, which took the place of the crossed double-L of the royal monogram from 1793 to 1800.

The rich chromatics of the most important table settings from the second half of the eighteenth century was enhanced by figurines, groupings and vases in biscuit china that are here magnificently represented.

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Fondazione Querini Stampalia ONLUS

Castello 5252 - 30122 Venice





Full ticket € 14 (Museum, Carlo Scarpa Area, the Intesa San Paolo Collection,temporary exhibitions)


Reduced ticket € 10


Free entry


Every Sunday for residents of the Municipality of Venice


Animals (of all sizes) are not allowed in the Palace



Opening Hours

Museum, Carlo Scarpa Area, the Intesa San Paolo Collection, temporary exhibitions

from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm

last admission 5.30 pm

Closed on Monday


Animals (of all sizes) are not allowed in the Palace

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Guided tours in Italian, English, French and German


Cost for the guided tour  80 euro


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Audio guide is available in Italian, English and French


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Cost for two audio guides 3 euro


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Giovanni Rosa