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Item # 227. A Zsolnay Pitcher. Late Secession era. Size: 9.5" tall. Condition: minor areas where the glaze did not adhere to the body of the pitcher. No restorations, chips. Marks: round raised factory mark of the era and incised initials: "S F". There is no form number however the form number for this pitcher is 8925. C. 1918. This is late production for the factory. The glaze is reminiscent of a glass box vase pictured on page 7 of Waltraud Neuwirth's "Bluhender Jugendstil" Band 1; described as a "Vase; Joh. Lotz Witwe, Klostermuhle". Glaze in the style of Loetz Papillon glass. The images pictures a silver spotted decoration against a darker silver blue ground. Concerning the incised " S F", we can find no artist who worked at the factory with those initials. The main decoration is a oil spotted metallic eosin silver over a blue metallic eosin background, the raised ribbon decorations are lilac / copper eosin. The glaze on this small pitcher is about as fine as was produced at the Zsolnay factory. Price: $6,500.00.

The spot is an tiny area where the glaze did not adhere to the body.

The small line is at the base of the handle and is a firing stress area.

The "S F" incised signature.

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"Zsolnay Ceramics Collecting a Culture" with price guide: "This beautifully illustrated guide to Zsolnay ceramics, featuring over 400 color photographs, covers the three main periods of Zsolnay production, including 1868 to 1897-Folklorism, Historicism & Victorian Eclecticism; 1897 to 1920-Art Nouveau (Secession in Central European terms) and Art Deco (Second Secession); 1920 to the present-Modernism. An entire chapter; fully illustrated is also dedicated to Zsolnay marks to help collectors identity their pieces." This book is 191 pages and is a large format hard cover. The over 400 color photos detail Zsolnay by size, form number, date of production and current market value. Price: $49.95 + shipping.

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