Previous exhibitions 14 june - 12 october 2014

Tiles, panels and socarrats

from the Mascort Collection

The exhibition hosted this year by Casa Galibern, the headquarters of the Mascort Foundation in Torroella de Montgrí, displays the important collection of tiles, panels and socarrats (ceiling tile) that have been collected over decades by their owner Ramón Mascort. The collection consists of over 700 pieces and ranges from medieval creations through to pieces from the 20th century. Of particular significance are a set of tiles created in Manises during the 15th and 16th centuries, several series of Catalan and Valencian “sample” tiles, the socarrats– among them one showing a representation of a centaur archer, a unique example of its genre – as well as various beam fill panels, a magnificent set of trade tiles and other pieces showing representations of ships from the 17th and 18th century. Other highlights of the collection include the religious altarpieces, some of which represent the finest examples of Catalan ceramic work, and the jewel in the crown, the panel representing the siege of Rosas in 1645.

Virtual tour

Exhibition collection Mascort will be held at the Foundation Mascort June 14 to October 12, 2014 in Torroella, Girona

“Tiles, panels and socarrats from the Mascort Collection” is the title of the catalogue which accompanies the exhibition. It is a lavish 350-page book, extensively illustrated with over 700 photographs of pieces from the exhibition, along with photos of the 136 stencils from the Raimon Casellas collection on loan from the MNAC. Descriptions of the photos are included alongside a comprehensive introduction providing new insights into the production of tiles in Barcelona between the 16th and 19th century, as well as the results of analysis carried out on the clay of certain tiles of undetermined origin.

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