Richard Ginori porcelains
Queen of the “Art de la table” sector, Richard Ginori offers a production entirely made with top quality porcelains, hand painted by refined craftsmen. Richard Ginori dishes have a unique touch that makes them unmistakable, starting from the richness of decorations. Even the white dishes of the Museum collection are distinguished from any other similar product, thanks to a cleverly studied shape that emphasizes its elegance.
The Ginori factory was founded in 1735 by the Marquis Carlo Ginori, a fruitful intellectual and prominent political figure of his time. It was immediately mentioned among the most important European porcelain factories, competing with the famous porcelain of Sèvres and those of Meissen. The marquis personally took care of the production and also gave birth to a fruitful line of artistic porcelains and sculptures, in continuity with the Renaissance tradition of Luca Della Robbia.
His heirs continued his activity on the same levels until the end of the nineteenth century, when the factory was purchased by the ceramics company of the Milanese industrialist Augusto Richard, giving life to Richard Ginori. In the 1920, the artistic direction of Gio Ponti gave great prestige to the company and culminated in the victory of a Grand Prix at the Universal Exposition in Paris.
The company was then the subject of various financial speculations, passing quickly from the hands of Michele Sindona to those of Raffele Ursini and then to Salvatore Ligresti. At the end of this turbulent period it was merged with the company Pozzi, a manufacturer of sanitaryware ceramics, giving life to Pozzi Ginori. Regained its independence, Richard Ginori was bought in 2013 by the famous Florentine fashion house Gucci, whose artistic director Alessandro Michele has brought the brand back to its former glory.