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In Portugal there is an important set of pieces from the Florentine workshop of the Della Robbia, composed of about a dozen objects. This article intends, through the combination of several primary sources, to analyse the path that these pieces conceived in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries as devotional objects had in the nineteenth century in Portugal, framing them in the art market and in collecting phenomena. The contexts behind the incorporation of these objects into public collections, and their musealisation, will also be taken into account, as a determining factor in the history of the collections of the first Portuguese public museums.