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Decorative Arts

The de Saisset Museum houses a sizable collection of decorative arts, many of which came into the collection in the 1950s and 1960s through the E.V. D'Berger Memorial Collection. Highlights from the decorative arts collection include porcelain vessels and sculptural figures manufactured by companies such as Sèvres, Meissen, Royal Vienna, and Villeroy & Boch. The museum also holds furnishings from Mission Santa Clara and the early Santa Clara College along with silver and jewelry from the de Saisset family collection. A significant portion of the decorative arts furniture collection is on view at the Fallon House, a historic home cared for by History San José.

Three decorative beer steins from the museum's collection.

A selection of beer steins from the E.V. D'Berger decorative arts collection.