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The Museum Attilio and Cleofe, Guffalo: photos, description (Museo Attilio e Cleofe Gaffoglio)

The Museum Attilio and Cleofe, Garafolo is located in the cloister of the old monastery of the poor Clares in Rapallo. Here tourists can see various works of art 14 on the 20th centuries, gathered by Gaffoglio throughout their life and donated to the city in 2000-m to year. Among the exhibits - fine China, ivory, jewelry, sculptures, paintings, furniture. All of this decorates the house-Museum, filled with Antiques and art masterpieces of different eras. In addition to fine silver Church utensils special attention in the Museum deserve the carved decorations of sea shells and large tin Cup. It also exhibits priceless and world famous Faberge eggs (the classic Easter eggs from gold, silver and precious stones with a portrait of Tsar Nicholas II). A large part of porcelain - from the Saxon town of meißen. And art gallery has several old icons from Eastern Europe and dozens of paintings of 19-20th centuries, mostly of landscapes.

Attilio Gaffoglio, gathered his collection over 40 years of his life, was born in Genoa and then moved to Turin, where he began to do business. In 1983, the year Attilio moved to Rapallo. A curious and learned gentleman, a true connoisseur of art, together with his wife Cleofe he begins to assemble a collection of porcelain, then paintings, sculptures and jewelry. Soon the house of the spouses Gaffoglio becomes more like a Museum, and in early 2000, the year 303 works of ancient art 119 of porcelain and majolica, 18 icons and a small collection of paintings and sculptures transferred as a gift to the municipality of Rapallo. Unfortunately, in the same year, Attilio died prematurely, and the remaining part of his collection was also transferred to Rapallo.

The oldest and the exquisite exhibits of the collection, Guffalo are the product of ivory - a beautiful box of the 15th century, created by Venetian master Embriaci, Flemish crucifix of the 17th century, special beer mugs from Germany, decorated with carving, carved from the bones of marine animals, trinkets and other products made of porcelain and Italian, French, English and German factories, but the most valuable, of course, are the product of Saxon porcelain from Meissen. Some of them date from the second half of the 18th century - the heyday of this kind of art.