LITTLE BIG THINGS : masterpieces from Storp Collection

From: 06-09-2014 To: 06-01-2015
Palazzo Mocenigo

  • LOCATION: Palazzo Mocenigo

Original ancient and modern flakes for perfumes from the Storp Collection on display in Palazzo Mocenigo in Venice

Until January 6th 2015 Palazzo Mocenigo in Venice, seat of the Study Centre of the History of Fabrics and Costumes, presents the exhibition “Little Big Things” where a significant selection of more than 200 flasks and containers for perfumes from the Storp Collection can be admired. Throughout the centuries the Storp family, which founded Drom Fragrances in Munich in 1911, has collect with competence and passion more than 3000 items, dating from the 16th century to our days. The new exhibition “Little Big Things: masterpieces from Storp Collection” is part of a long term project of Palazzo Mocenigo in Venice concerning the history of perfumes and essences. Curated by Chiara Squarcina and under the scientific direction of Gabriella Belli, the exhibition has been created in collaboration with a team of Drom fragrances, the famous German perfume company. It is definitely a chance to discover the technical virtuosity and creativity of the craftsmen producing little bottles to contain perfume, from antiquity to the present day. The exhibition displays rare pieces of artwork, these small but precious containers, doing homage to an ancient art born in the Middle East that has arrived later in Greece and Rome. The collection ranges from extremely rare ancient pieces, such as a terracotta Egyptian oil jar from the 3rd or 2nd century BC, glass flacons and cases, porcelain, and biscuits dating from the 16th to 19th century to an extraordinary satin glass bottle designed by Salvador Dalì and the most famous creations by today’s major perfume and essence companies. For further information about times and tickets of the museum, please visit the official website


LITTLE BIG THINGS : masterpieces from Storp Collection
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LITTLE BIG THINGS : masterpieces from Storp Collection