Oriental Art Museum, Venice

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Works selected by Fiorella Spadavecchia (Director).

The Oriental Art Museum is located in the ancient palace owned by the Pesaro family at San Stae, facing the Grand Canal. The building, wanted by Leonardo Pesaro, legal representative for Saint Marc, was designed by Baldassare Longhena.

The Museum is one of the most important collection of Japanese art of the Edo period. This collection was bought by Prince Henry II of Borbone, Count of Bardi during his travel to Asia, bewteen 1887 and 1889. More than 30.000 objects, among which swords and daggers, Japanese armours, delicate enamel objects and precious porcelains, with wide sections dedicated to Indonesian and Chinese art.

More info at: http://www.arteorientale.org/sito/ing_museo.html

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