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# 5391. An eccentric pitcher. Size: 19.25" tall. Marks: incised "Z.V. Pecs" and form number 1018 which dates this form to about 1882. Looks like a form that may have been designed by Tade Sikorski but think that he was yet to be associated with the Zsolnay Factory at that time. Condition: there are several losses and breaks including: the tips of the horns on the head of the winged figure; the tip of the nose of the winged figure; both tips of the 'tail' of the winged figure broken off and replaced with an inferior restoration; the curved scroll at the base of the handle as been broken off and reglued; the lowest roundel in the front of the pitcher below the stemmed leaves. There is no doubt that this form originated from the Zsolnay Family collection of antique pottery assembled by the family during travels abroad. This form probably originated from Mayan or Mexican antiquities in the family collection. The yellow is a standard glaze used during this era of production. Suspect that few of this form have survived, surprised that the wings were not broken off. We know of no other of this form outside of the Museums Collections in Budapest and Pecs Hungary. P.O.R.
Note inicised marks Z.V. Pecs and form number 1018
Note bottom rondel has glaze loss to the center.
Note break and repair to the scroll of the handle.
Note wing damage to the tips of the tail of the figure.
Note tip damage to the wings of the figure.
Note horn and nose damage to the head of the figure.
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