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A Jewel Box from Europe  Treasures from the collections of the Prince of LIECHTENSTEIN

*There is a possibility that this exhibition's schedule may be modified in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

July 14 (Tue.) - September 6 (Sun.), 2020

The Principality of Liechtenstein is the only country in the world named after the family name of the ruling monarch. Despite being a small country situated between Switzerland and Austria, Liechtenstein boasts one of the most extensive private art collections in the world, and the brilliance of this collection is such that it is sometimes compared to a jewel box.

This exhibition showcases about 126 paintings and porcelain from the Liechtenstein Princely Collections, featuring oil paintings centered on the Northern Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo styles created by artists such as Peter Paul Rubens, Jan Brueghel the Elder, and Lukas Cranach the Elder. Also on display are exquisite porcelain pieces made in the Imperial Porcelain Manufactory in Vienna which have been strongly influenced by the tastes of some of the most prominent aristocrats in Europe. These elegant western paintings and porcelain pieces afford visitors the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the lives of noble courts in the days of yore.

Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. * Ticket counter closes at 16:30

Closed: Monday (except August 10), August 11(Tue.)


Adult 1,500 yen (1,300 yen)
Students 1,300 yen (1,100 yen)
Elementary school, Junior high school, High school students 750 yen (600 yen)

* ( ) indicates Advance ticket and Group ticket prices apply to groups of 20 or more.

[Advance ticket sales period]: until July 13(Mon.), 2020

You can buy the advance ticket at these places : Fujisaki, Mitsukoshi Sendai, Seven-Eleven Ticket, Ticket Pia (P Code:685-291), Lawson Ticket (L Code: 21463), Kahoku-shimpo shops, NISSENREN Customer Center (AER 9F), NISSENREN Terrace (SELVA).

Image of Works

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Perseus and Andromeda
Workshop of Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577-1640 Antwerp)
after 1622
Oil on canvas
104 x 144 cm

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St Barbara
Lukas Cranach the Elder (Cronach 1472-1553 Weimar)
after 1520
Oil on oakwood on lindenwood
46 x 21 cm

image of work 3

The Road to Market

Jan Brueghel the Elder (Brussels 1568-1625 Brussels)
Oil on copper
16,0 x 22,5 cm

image of work 4

Flowers in a Porcelain Vase with Candlestick and Silver Vessels

Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (Vienna 1793-1865 Hinterbrühl near Vienna)
Oil on panel
47 x 38 cm

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Snuffbox with a Portrait of Prince Wenzel Anton Kaunitz-Rietberg (1711-1794)

Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, Era Sorgenthal, (1784-1805)
Hard-paste porcelain, overglaze enamels, gilding
2,9 x 8,3 x 6,4 cm

image of work 6

Krater Vase

Imperial Porcelain Manufactory Vienna (1744?1864); Joseph Geyer (unknown-1836)
c. 1828
Hard-paste porcelain, overglaze enamels, gilding
35,0 x 27,4 cm diam. (with base)

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Kendi Pouring Vessel, Adapted as a Ewer with English Silver Mounts

Porcelain: Unknown Master, Jingdezhen, ChinaMounts: Unknown English Master
Porcelain: Wanli Era (1573-1620) Mounts: c. 1600 
Porcelain: underglaze blue Mounts: silver
24,6 x 18,5 x 12,6 cm

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Small Two Handled Vase and Cover

Porcelain: Unknown Master, Arita, Japan Mounts: Ignaz Joseph Wurth (1742-1792)
Porcelain: Arita Period (1690-1710s) Mounts:1775-85;figure later replacement
Porcelain:overglaze enamels, gilding Mounts: gilt-bronze
20,5 x 18,3 x 12,0 cm

© LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna