Rousse Regional Museum of History
"All that I experienced afterwards had already been in Roustchouk". Elias Canetti
Porcelain at the Museum of Rousse

The collection of porcelain and faience of the Rousse Regional Museum of History contains over 150 examples
from the middle of the 19th to the second half of the 20th century

The collection of porcelain and faience of the Rousse Regional Museum of History contains over 150 examples from the middle of the 19th to the second half of the 20th century. The earliest (the second half of the 19th century) are the faience dinner sets, produced in England. They imitate Chinese porcelain – they are decorated with motifs of the Chinese mythology, implemented in white and blue. The largest in number are the object, produced in the beginning of the 20th century in regions of Thuringia, Bavaria, Silesia. They are different in functions – dinner /sets for dinner, coffee, tea, milk, fruit dishes, trays/, hygiene /sets of basin, a jug, a soap-dish, a jerry, a box for teeth powder, etc./, porcelain for decoration /vases, statuettes/. They are produced in the fashionable at that time styles – from the Classical Baroque motifs to the fine examples of “Art Deco”. In the collection there are items that have been decorated by hand, unique in value. The Japanese porcelain, produced in the 20’s of the 20th century, appears to be of special interest in the group. Almost every rich family of Rousse possessed such porcelain. It has not been spread in large scale and usually it has been bought by specialized trade expos. The collection of porcelain of the Rousse Regional Museum of History is being filled up with new items annually.