A history of garnitures

Produced as part of Garnitures: Vase Sets from National Trust Houses

Ran from 11 October 2016 to 30 April 2017

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The popularity of the garniture in 17th-century Europe influenced interior design, global trade and pottery manufacture.

This film showcases rare surviving examples of vase sets and ceramic ornaments from National Trust houses being displayed on furniture and in period rooms at the V&A that would have been typical at the time of their manufacture. Reino Leifkes, curator of ceramics at the V&A, discusses this ceramic phenomenon and it's rise to the height of fashion.