John & Rico's

The Zsolnay Store specializing in Art Nouveau Art Pottery

Part of The Drawing Room Antiques

located in

Historic Newport Rhode Island

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# 318. Pictured is a pair of ducks made by the Zsolnay Factory for the 1906 Milan Exhibition (Central hall of the Hungarian pavilion with the 'Duck Fountain' at the Exposition of Industrial Art Milan 1906). Designed by Geza Maróti. Documented in literature: Panorama: Architecture and Applied Arts in Hungary 1896-1916The Hall with the ornamental Duck Fountain was one of the main rooms of the Hungarian Pavillion. The Janus Pannonius Museum in Pecs has less than half a dozen of these figures. We estimate that there were about 12 figures around the fountain. This figure was transported from Hungary to Germany in the 1960's. From there it traveled to the United States. The size of the figure is 20" across x 20" deep and 16" tall. The ducks are life size. There are multiple repairs. The bills of each duck have been restored. There are repairs to the base. The material is Pyrogranite with blue, green and lavander and gold Eosin Glazes. These item are exceedingly rare and to the best of our knowledge were made only for the fountain in Milan. We have two statues in which there are two ducks in each statue. Both statues are identical in form. Price: $5,500.00 for each statue.


The center of the above image shows the Duck Fountain in the Milan Exhibition of 1906.

The above image is of a section of the Duck Fountain which is exhibited in the Jannus Pannonius Museum in Pecs. The Museum has about 1/4 of the fountain in its collection.



"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.

To order this book please send a check or money order {$49.95 + $7.45 shipping Priority Mail including insurance}for a total of $57.40 to: The Drawing Room , 152 Spring Street, Newport, RI 02840 {Email us for information about postage charges for shipping outside of the continental United States}


THE ZSOLNAY STORE GALLERY


The Drawing Room and The Zsolnay Store is located at 152-154 Spring Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840.We are open daily from 11 am to 5 pm and by appointment. If you have an interest in an item listed in this document or wish to purchase an item, please call us at 1-401-841-5060. The Partnership of Gacher and Santi has been in business for over 30 years. We have been located in Newport since 1985.


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If you have an interest in knowing more about Zsolnay, check our Ephemera Link: we stock two excellent publications on the subject of Zsolnay. If you wish an evaluation about a Zsolnay item in your collection, just send us a photo with notations of size, condition and marks along with a self addressed stamped envelope and we would be glad to help you. And . . . of course we are always interested in purchasing fine examples of Zsolnay ceramics.


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