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The Museum of the Seal is in the historical center of the city of La Spezia. The museum is located inside the old convent of the Vincentians of the seventeenth century. The Museum was founded in 2000 thanks to the donation of Lilian and Euro Capellini spouses. The collection was formed in thirty years of relations and collaborations with the most famous auction houses. In 2013 the collection has been enriched by the donation of the family flakes and Maulella family. They are part of the collected artifacts and specimens and works of great value jewelery Roman, medieval and Renaissance. In the exhibition stands of the section dedicated to the Liberty period Capellini collection with silver artifacts, ivory, shell, hard stones, shell, porcelain and bronze. Curious is the showcase that preserves the "small monuments": portraits of historical figures, bronze statues made by Joseph Bosio and metal handles with allegorical figures. Of great value of the collection are the seals from all family donation. In particular, they recall: the seal Marchant ivory and realized by Marchant merchant, one of the most important engravers of the eighteenth century; the Bonapartist seal, a ring seal male gold with the depiction of Elena's tomb and Napoleon; finally, the friendship seal, in gold with the handle of a male hand squeezes a female hand.

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Via del Prione, 236
19121 La Spezia

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