Permanent Collection


Permanent Collection

large floor vase with sculpted birds on the side
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. Click on any of the images below for more information on an item. 


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.

Blue and white bowl   Blue and white jar   bottleneck vase   

Celadon Floor Vase   ceramic decorative flask   ceramic decorative flask with flowers 

  solid blue vase    cobalt imari floor vase   large floor vase with sculpted birds on the side   

wide mouth vase/bowl   Imari-Floor-Vase.png   imari vase with lid   

two japanese vases   Jardiniere and Stand   Jardiniere with designs

Jardiniere with Irises   Jeweled Urn   Kutani Vase   

Kutani Vase   Minton Jardiniere   Reticulated Vase

Sevres Style Vase   Terra Cotta Jug   Vase with Applied Flowers   

Vase Cobalt Design   Vase with Birds   Vase with Child

Vase with Flowers   Vase with Frog Men   Vase with Geese

Victorian Lamp   Wedgwood Swan Vase   Worcester Vase 

Yellow Jardiniere