THE “DECORATIVE ART - METAL” COLLECTION
CURATOR : CORINA CONSTANTINESCU
The decorative art – metal collection encompasses 10 860 items, featuring objects made of different metals and alloys, based on copper, iron, lead, that illustrate European decorative art, and, occasionally, Oriental one. Most objects date from the 19th century.
A part of the items are silver or gold plated, chromed, tinned etc. and are of religious and laic type, of memorial, artistic and historical value. Some items have special origins, such as the dinnerware set marked with the symbols of the United Romanian Principalities, which contains trays, tea pots, milk pots, spoons, knives, forks, ladles, objects with the Romanian royal family coat-of-arms, commemorative or anniversary items and objects linked to certain events or personalities.
There are also a few objects uncovered in archaeological dig sites.
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