John and Rico's

///Zsolnay Hussar Gallery\\\

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The Zsolnay Factory was asked to design and produce a selection of figures to be exhibited in the Hussar Room of the Hungarian Pavilion at the 1900 Paris Exposition. The factory designers including Sándor Apati Abt designed over 30 Hussar figures, representing Hussars from many Nations. One single figure of Emperor Franz Josef riding a horse was also exhibited.


# 204. The Zsolnay Factory was asked to design and produce a selection of figures to be exhibited in the Hussar Room of the Hungarian Pavilion at the 1900 Paris Exposition. The factory designers including Sándor Apati Abt designed over 30 Hussar figures, representing Hussars from many Nations. Here we offer a single statue of a Hussar. Size: 12.5" tall. Fully marked with incised form number: 5771 & factory marks. We do not think that Abt designed this figure. Condition: as pictured (circled in green) on the back of the coat of the Hussar there is a small area in which the glaze was not applied to the figure plus an area under his cape has no white glaze. There appears to be no restorations to this figure that we can tell. {The most complete selection of these wonderful figures is on permanent exhibition at the Military History Museum in Buda (Pest / Hungary) located at Tóth Árpád sétány 40. This is a wonderful military museum and should not be missed. In the display of Hussars made by the Zsolnay Factory is the figure of Emperor Franz Josef riding a horse.}We have included a photo (in the hyperlink)of designers at the factory in the workshop of Sandor Apati Abt and Lajos Mack. This image was taken at the time in which the Hussars were being modeled for the Paris Exposition of 1900. Taken in 1899 are pictured from left to right: Abt, Mack, Geza Nikelszky(seated) Henri Darilek (seated) with Gyula Pompar standing in the back. Price: P.O.R.


# 229. Zsolnay figure of a Hussar. Originally made for the Hussar Room of the Hungarian Pavilion at the 1900 Paris Exposition. Size: app. 14.25" tall. Raised factory mark on the back of the plinth as used at the Paris Exposition. This finely crafted Zsolnay Hussar figure was modeled by either Lajos Mack or Sandor Apati Abt specifically for the Paris Exposition. Condition: perfect. The white glaze looks like icing. The craftsmanship of this figure is spectacular. The incised form number on the underside is 5813. P.O.R.


# 203. Zsolnay figure of a Hussar. Originally made for the Hussar Room of the Hungarian Pavilion at the 1900 Paris Exposition. Size: app. 12.5" tall. Raised factory mark on the back of the plinth as used at the Paris Exposition. This finely crafted Zsolnay Hussar figure was modeled by Sandor Apati Abt and is so marked with the incised name "ABT" specifically for the Paris Exposition. Condition: perfect. The white glaze looks like icing. The craftsmanship of this figure is spectacular. The leather strapping holding the sword case and bag is amazingly thin for clay. The incised form number on the underside is 5735. P.O.R.


# 272. Zsolnay figure of a Hussar. Originally made for the Hussar Room of the Hungarian Pavilion at the 1900 Paris Exposition. Size: app. 16" tall to the top of the plume. Raised factory mark on the back of the plinth as used at the Paris Exposition. This finely crafted Zsolnay Hussar figure was modeled by either Sandor Apati Abt or Lajos Mack. Condition: The tall plume has been broken off the top of the shako and re-attached. This figure is polychromed glazed. The craftsmanship of this figure is spectacular. The incised form number on the underside is 5800. P.O.R.


# 230. Zsolnay figure of a Hussar. Originally made for the Hussar Room of the Hungarian Pavilion at the 1900 Paris Exposition. Size: app. 13" tall. Raised factory mark on the back of the plinth as used at the Paris Exposition. This finely crafted Zsolnay Hussar figure was modeled by Sandor Apati Abt specifically for the Paris Exposition. Condition: perfect. The white glaze looks like icing. The craftsmanship of this figure is spectacular. The leather strapping holding the sword case and bag is amazingly thin for clay. The signet on the bag is for the Hapsburg with the eagle in relief. The incised form number on the underside is 5846. P.O.R.


# 205. Zsolnay figure of a Hussar. Originally made for the Hussar Room of the Hungarian Pavilion at the 1900 Paris Exposition. Size: app. 12" tall. Raised factory mark on the back of the plinth as used at the Paris Exposition. This finely crafted Zsolnay Hussar figure was modeled by either Sandor Apati Abt or Lajos Mack (there is an incised "M" on the flat plinthe of the figure) specifically for the Paris Exposition. Condition: perfect. The white glaze looks like icing. The craftsmanship of this figure is spectacular. The leather strapping holding the sword case and bag is amazingly thin for clay. The Hussar holds his sword and bag behind his back. Condition: the plume on the shako of this Hussar has been broken off: we have the plume and it is included, it simply needs to be glued back on the hat. The incised form number on the underside is 5806. P.O.R.



The most complete selection of these wonderful figures is on permanent exhibition at the Military History Museum in Buda (Pest / Hungary) located at Tóth Árpád sétány 40. The phone number there is 322 68 59. This is a wonderful military museum and should not be missed. In the display of Hussars made by the Zsolnay Factory is the figure of Emperor Franz Josef riding a horse.


Each of the above figures is app. 12-1/2" tall. Left to right, the factory form numbers are: 5971, 5846, 5808, 5813. The factory produced the figures only on special order. The glaze available was either matte white or polychrome.


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The Zsolnay Hussar Gallery is the private collection of Federico Santi and John Gacher. All of the figures in this online gallery are for sale. If you have a question about any of the figures in this gallery or a question about Zsolnay please drop us a line or Email us. Email us at: drawrm@hotmail.com Our gallery The Zsolnay Store is located at 152-154 Spring Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840 and our phone number there is 1-401-841-5060.