# 4818. An unmarked Zsolnay Majolica garden urn. c. 1873. Similar items were exhibited at the Vienna World Exhibition in 1873. This one piece garden urn has a high fired majolica glaze with vibrant exterior colors. The background color is turquoise with polychromed very raised decorations. Size: 15" across (the bowl); 19" across (the handles); 14" tall. Condition: minor flakes to the base; minor edge wear to the relief decorations. The handles have no breaks or restorations. The thinnest part of the bowl section is about 3/4" thick at a minimum. A head of a Baccus figure decorates either side with cornucopia filled with fruit on either side. The figure, cornucopia and ribbons form a strong relief to the body. Comparable in execution and design to Mintons of England.

"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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