The current exhibition concerns Silverware, a unique collection in the world that goes from 1305 to the present day and, thanks to the work of Deputation of the Royal Chapel of Treasure of San Gennaro, came intact to us; it has not been a victim of spoliations to finance wars and has not suffered any theft.
Five of those are considered the ten wonders of Treasure of San Gennaro are exhibited permanently in the Museum, as a seal on a truly unique and exciting path. Starting with the gold and silver Monstrance with diamonds donated by Joachim Murat in 1808, to continue with the Monstrance in golden silver, gold, beads, enamels, gemstones, rubies, diamonds, sapphires, built in 1837 by Gaspare De Angelis and donated by Maria Theresa of Austria, the second wife of King Ferdinand II of Bourbon (who donated, in the same year, the magnificent Throne to the Patron Saint, made of solid silver, which is also on show at the Museum). Again, the Chalice with case and paten in gold paid at the exorbitant sum of 3,000 ducats and donated by Pope Pius IX in 1849 to thank San Gennaro and the city of Naples which had hosted him during the Mazziniani riots in Rome. The Pyx, a chalice with golden cover to keep the hosts, made by Domenico Ascione and donated by Umberto II of Savoy, is the latest regal gift in time and remebers the visit to San Gennaro, on 5 November 1931, of the hereditary Prince of Kingdom of Italy, resident in those years in the Royal Palace in Naples. Finally, the refined altar Cross of 1707 in silver and coral of Baroque taste, escaped from the loss and destruction carried out in time.