The Drawing Room Antiques

Antique Zsolnay Gallery

Art Nouveau Pottery


152 Spring Street Newport RI 02840 {USA}


# 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 Pavilion. 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 lavender 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. One of the duck statues has been sold and we only have one statue available. Price: $3,500.00.

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.


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