The Drawing Room Antiques

Hungarian Zsolnay Art Pottery

152 Spring Street Newport RI 02840 {USA}

# 5185. A fine large Zsolnay water pitcher. Circa 1891. Marked: Zsolnay Pécs with the form number 3619. Fireproof earthenware, cast with hand sculpted handle, high fired colored glazes. Size: approximately 12" tall. This Majolica style pitcher was designed by Tádé Sikorski in 1891. Colors were pink, yellow, cream. Condition: base flake and interior stress line. Price: $950.00.

Note flake to the base.

Incised factory marks

Interior glaze line.

Photo of page 29 showing the pitcher and bowl designed by Tádé Sikorski in 1891. The items are in the collection of the Janus Pannonius Múseum in Pécs Hungary. The book is titled "Zsolnay kerámia kiállítás" In Hungarian and written by Orsolya Kovács; ISBN 963 7211 40 3. Tádé Sikorski was as architect and industrial artist. Polish; he studied in Vienna and worked for architect Karl Hasenauer during the construction of the Vienna Opera House. He then became director of a state operated school for ceramics. While visiting the Zsolnay factory in 1882 during a study tour he met Julia Zsolnay, they fell in love and married in 1883. He was a gifted designer and became director of the Zsolnay factory. From 1900 till 1940, he was also in charge of architectural ceramics manufacturing. Born in 1852.


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