Museo di Palazzo Palazzo Mocenigo

Mocenigo Palace


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last admission 4:30 pm;
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The Drom Collection

Venice, Palazzo Mocenigo
28 April – 1 October 2017


The perfume bottle has always been and still is an extraordinary opportunity for virtuoso achievements, where flair of execution is combined with the choice of precious materials, such as gold and silver, and the application of sophisticated techniques, among them enamelling and engraving, to create a prodigious aesthetic and chromatic balance that emulates the perfection of nature, which may itself provide special materials, such as marine shells, plants and exotic barks.

The exhibition of the extraordinary glass collection of the Storp family, who in 1911 founded Drom Fragrances in Munich, further explores a theme already present in the permanent exhibition at the Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo. The result is an extensive journey into the magical world of perfume bottles, where practicality often gives way to elegance. This is especially true of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when the desire to impress was paramount. The bottles in the collection on display translate perfection and beauty into miniature form; they testify to a world that knew how to imbue even functional objects with a theatricality intended to enhance personal elegance.


Curated by Gergana von Heyking