The many objects from the ceramics, glass and metal collections offer particularly good insights into the contexts of middle-class lives. They inform us about the style of their contemporaries and their need for works of art, which were mainly found in everyday use in Frankfurt .
The Ceramics Collection of the Historisches Museum Frankfurt includes earthenware, tiles, stoneware, majolica, faiences, porcelain and crockery. The majority of the collection is currently in the Depot. Quantitative and qualitative highlights include the Frankfurt faiences and Höchst porcelain. In 1956, collector Wilhelm Kratz provided the museum with over 800 Frankfurt faiences, whose shapes and paintings attest to the artistic blossoming of the Frankfurt faience manufactory in the 17th century. Around 1,800 Höchst faiences and porcelain document the great artistic significance of the Höchster Porzellan-Manufaktur in the 18th century. They are exhibited in the annex of the Porzellan Museum Frankfurt
in Kronberger Haus.