Collection Ceramics & glass
Ceramic vessels and figurines
The collection includes medieval ceramic vessels as well as objects made and used in Switzerland between the 18th century and the present, such as vessels, crockery, figures, sculptures and reliefs. There is a focus on figures manufactured by the Zurich Porcelain Factory.
The Glass collection comprises mainly glass containers, drinking glasses, bottles and tableware, and some unique glass objects, dating from the Late Middle Ages to the present day. A major focus of collecting activities is the expansion of the collection to include more glassware from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Reference collection for stove ceramics produced in Switzerland. Of particular interest are the stoves that are preserved in their entirety. Highlights are the medieval Swiss stove ceramics, the Winterthur stove ceramics dating from the 16th/17th century, and the 18th-century Zurich stove ceramics.
Unique collection of bricks decorated with reliefs, from the brickworks of the St Urban Cistercian monastery and other monasteries. Reference collection for medieval Europe.