National Museums of Genoa - Palazzo Spinola verified

Piazza Pellicceria, 1 - Genoa, Liguria, Italy closed

closed The Salvago and Raggi services between the dining room and historic kitchens

The event

Since December 2022, Palazzo Spinola has been enriched with two precious testimonies of the Genoese "civilization of living" between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These are two elegantly decorated table services that belonged to the writer Camilla Salvago Raggi (1924-2022) and generously donated by her to our museum through a testamentary legacy.

The dining room is sumptuously set with table and tea service from the Ginori manufacture , dating back to the years 1896-1910 , in thin porcelain . At the center of each piece stands out the coat of arms of the Salvago family, characterized by the presence of two savages, "serveghi" in Genoese, to recall the lineage. The refined decoration in pure white and intense blue is combined with the extensive use of gold which brings out the plastic parts of the service, such as the ram's head handles of the large tureens.

The service displayed in the suggestive 19th-century kitchens of Palazzo Spinola, on the other hand, was made between 1870 and 1873 by the Lombard manufacture of Giulio Richard in white earthenware decorated in blue with the Raggi coat of arms . More solid than porcelain services and still elegant and refined, it was suitable for daily use by the family.

Palazzo Spinola also exhibits a third service (tableware, tea and coffee) made in porcelain in Paris, by the Discry manufacture , between 1823 and 1838 for the Raggi family and also donated to the museum by Camilla Salvago Raggi in 2014 .


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Piazza Pellicceria, 1
16123 Genoa


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