Item number 296. A Zsolnay cachepot. Vibrant Yellow Shriveled Glaze. Incised form number 1334 which dates this item to c.1885. Size: 5.5" tall by 7.5" square. Delicate pierced decor painted with black, red and gold gilt highlights. The Shriveled Glaze was a mistake discovered after firing (a worker dropped a solution by accident into a vat of glaze without mentioning it). This glaze comes in Yellow, Pink, White and Turquoise. The form resembles a closing octapus with it four tenticles reaching in. At the least it certainly has a sea crustation spirit about it. A very unusual and exceptional form and decor from the Zsolnay factory of Pecs Hungary. Similiar glaze examples listed in "Zsolnay Ceramics: Collecting a Culture". Condition: as pictured a tiny glaze edge loss to the inside of one of the pierced edges. P.O.R.

"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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