Permanent Collection


Permanent Collection

Henry and Margaret Plant filled the Tampa Bay Hotel with an eclectic collection of late 19th century ceramics and treasures from Europe and Asia. The core of the Henry Plant Museum collection is composed of these rare and exotic finds. The ceramics in the collection include artifacts made of pottery, stoneware, porcelain, terra cotta, and majolica. These artifacts were purchased on lavish buying trips to Europe and were displayed in the hotel solarium, rotunda, grand salon, dining room, and along the quarter of a mile long corridors. Browse below to view highlights of the collection.


Many of the pieces shown below are on view in the Museum today.  We hope you will visit soon and see these beautiful pieces for yourself.

 Bottleneck-Vase.png   Ceramic-Flask.png   Ceramic-Flask-2.png

Cobalt-Blue-Vase.png    Cobalt-Imari-Vase.png   Floor-Vase-with-Swan.png

Imari-Fish-Bowl.png   Imari-Vase.png   Japanese-Vases.png

Jardiniere-and-Stand-(1).png   Jardiniere-with-Irises.png   Jeweled-Urn.png

Kutani-Vase-1.png   Kutani-Vase-2.png   Minton-Jardiniere.png

Reticulated-Vase.png   Sevres-Style-Vase.png   Terra-Cotta-Jug.png

Vase-Applied-Flowers.png   Vase-Cobalt-Design.png   Vase-with-Birds.png

Vase-with-Child.png   Vase-with-Flowers.png   Vase-with-Frog-Men.png

Vase-with-Geese.png   Victorian-Lamp.png   Wedgwood-Swan-Vase.png

Worcester-Vase.png   Yellow-Jardiniere.png