1Z0-001 HP0-634 1Z0-854 JN0-331 ST0-130 HP2-T31 1Z0-507 P_SD_64 GB0-180 A2010-564 C2090-913 HP2-K18 C2180-270 000-433 351-018 920-345 000-745 000-191 070-545-VB 70-346 ITIL-F-CHS HP2-B103 SD0-302 920-232 642-426 HP2-B100 LOT-917 000-210 070-506-VB 70-158 MB4-641 920-252 000-995 000-M10 000-280 310-810 ST0-025 9A0-150 1Z0-517 HP0-728 TT0-101 920-807 50-632 TB0-105 310-045 000-235 000-992 350-040 270-551 C2010-565 920-344 E20-011 C2090-735 350-024 074-325J 1Y0-A25 HIT-001 070-225 HP2-H25 1Z0-204 000-268 CAT-160 000-M23 000-M220 E20-016 000-386 HP0-921 1Z0-889 HP2-B27 920-533 JK0-U11 CUR-011 1Y0-A20 70-515 1Z0-532 Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
The ceramic collections of the MDA in Prague rank, with their size and quality (around 7000 exhibits), among the most important European collections. Their history goes back to the very first years of the existence of the Museum, and they are part of its most precious and oldest holdings. The exhibits document a broad spectrum history of European ceramics, with particular emphasis on ceramics of the New Age.

Chronologically, the collection starts with a small group of ceramics dating from Antiquity, among them several excellent examples of the vase-painting. From the Middle Ages originates a small collection of wall and floor tiles, mostly examples of domestic and Central European production. The most notable exhibits are pieces of Italian majolica, including examples of the “severe style” (sulo severo), majolica with lustre from Deruta and Gubbia, examples of the “beautiful style” (sulo bello) with early decoration of grotesques to its culmination in the style “istoriato” (painted dishes and plates from Urbino).

An important part of the collection are, among other items, Venetian pharmaceutical jars with high quality figurative painting, the production of Faenza (from the second half of the 16th century—17th century) with a collection of white wares, bianchi di Faenza, with linear painting in the style compendiario.

The German stoneware (Steinzeug) from the 16th and 17th centuries is represented here by an excellent collection from the peak period of the production in the Rhein region, as well as by pieces from South Germany, Sachsen and Silesia.

The collection of Habanerware is remarkable, thanks to a number of unique pieces from early Moravian period from 1590—1620.

European faience from the 17th and 18th centuries is well represented, namely by excellent collection of Delft faience, as well as German and less numerous French examples. The collection of faience from the emperor manufacture in Holitch (today in Slovakia), is large and significant, documenting all facets of production, including sculptures and naturalistically moulded vegetative and zoomorphological shapes of vessels.

A number of pieces from early industrial European production of creamware dating from the last third of the 18th and 19th centuries is to be found here, namely English creamware (Etruria — J. Wedgwood, Leeds), French (Creil), Italian, Belgian and others.

Out of the creamware produced in the Czech lands represented here are large groups of pieces made in manufactories in Prague, Týnec n. Sázavou (Teinitz), in smaller numbers in Dalwitz, Altrohlau, Vranov n. Dyjí (Frein) in Moravia, and other places.

Vases
Anna Boudová Suchardová, 1900