Today, April 11, marks the death anniversary of Marchese Carlo Ginori.
It was Carlo Ginori who founded the Doccia Porcelain of Florence in 1735. He was motivated by his interest in the production of “white gold” which is how porcelain was known during that time. When he died in 1757, his work was continued by his sons (Bartolomeo, Francesco, Lorenzo, and Niccolò) who introduced a new, whiter body glazed for increased whiteness compared to their father’s original grayish and less glossy works.
The brand became known as Richard Ginori after its merger with Societa Ceramica Richard of Milan in 1896. Recognized as the “Ferrari” of porcelain, it was acquired by known Italian fashion brand Gucci in April 2013 thus preserving its Italian heritage. Currently, the original Florence factory is still under operation totaling almost 3 centuries of skillful handiwork, the mark of true Italian craftsmanship.
Carlo Ginori was only 55 years old when he died yet his legacy of Italian craftsmanship has lived on for more than 280 years now.
Truly, nothing says class like Italian dinnerware and the Richard Ginori China Collection is proof of this. Go ahead and take a look.