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# 259. Form # 7144. Circa 1903. Gres with raised Eosin Acid Etched Decoration of a landscape. Colors: vibrant metallic green trees; red lines and copperesque shaft of stylized clouds. Nabis style decoration. Size: 5.5" tall and 7.5" diameter. Condition: Minor bottom edge rim chips. Price: $8,500.00.

# 5038. A Secession - Art Nouveau - form Zsolnay vase. Form number 5750 and so incised. Size: 9" tall and 4.5" diameter. Condition: surface scuffs consistent with use and age; a glaze line (non photographable) from the top edge through one of the red glazed flowers 1.5" down into the vase, inside and outside. No restorations or overpainting. The Glaze is original. Design by Lajos Mack. c. 1898-1900. Mack made a number of designs using this undulating vine to flower decor including a plaquette that was intended to be hung on a wall. This flower and tendril form seems to be the most pleasing of this design. A form that surfaces from time to time with different glaze colorations. This one incorporates green, red, purple, and blue Eosin glazes in a well defined design. The only marks are the incised factory form number. Price: $9,500.00.

# 5457. A Zsolnay cachepot; form number 6203 - round raised factory mark: circa 1900. . This design was probably created by Mihály Kapás Nagy 1864-1943. Artist, craftsman, sculptor, from 1888 to 1942. With small interruptions, he was employed by the Zsolnay Factory as an artist-craftsman and sculpture. He was one of the artist teaching at the technical school for ceramics run by the Zsolnay factory. His job was to design and execute sample pieces. He designed many plastically decorated models manufactured in high numbers. Four ducks surround the cachepot walking through reeds and river plants. Size: 12" across / 12" tall and the base is 8" across. Green, gold, blue eosin glazes and majolica glazes used for the duck bills and feet. Condition: A crack across the outside of the entire base with glaze lines showing inside and outside the cachepot up either side meandering for over 8"; a restored edge repair to the lip. Despite its condition, this is a rare form of which we know of no comparison. Price: $8,500.00.

# 300. A Zsolnay Secession or Art Nouveau era vase. Size: app. 9" or 23 cm tall. Marked: "Zsolnay Pecs" and the form number "6466" and a factory tower mark dating this vase between 1915 and 1920. This form we believe was originally cast in Gres, a very heavy stone like material. This later casting of this form by the Zsolnay factory is of standard clay with the difference from other similar forms being an overall Eosin Glaze. The background is a very metallic blue Eosin with the Geranium leaves a very faint Green Eosin with predominant ochre colors. The flowers are very red ranging from bright to dark maroon. Condition: there may or may not be an over painted bottom rim flake as noted in the detailed images. We have seen this form several times over the years: this glaze is exceptional and rare. We do not know who the artist was that worked for the Zsolnay factory that designed this form. It is very high style, utilizing the concept of flowers and leaves to 'create' the form. Price: $4,500.00.

Item zt72. A Zsolnay pottery tile. From the Rudolph Schmutz collection - purchased from him in 1997. Size: 5.5" square. Factory mark on the backside. Framed in an oak frame that is 18" square.

Item zt57. A Zsolnay pottery tile. From the Rudolph Schmutz collection - purchased from him in 1997. Size: 5.5" square. Notations on the back with formula numbers. Factory # "D 4764" Framed in a chalked oak frame that is 18" square.

Item #195. A Zsolnay vase with a mottled blue over gray glaze with gold Secession decorations. The size is 16" tall and has a base of 6.25" across at the widest. Round raised factory mark with no form number. . Condition: lip chip; there is a long 6+" crack on one side of the vase, impossible to photograph. Price: $750.00.

Item # 5136. A Zsolnay vase with a Labrador Glaze drilled and fitted as a lamp base. The pottery size is 17.5" tall and has a base of 4" diameter. There is a curious under glaze mark which shows 2 letters: "R O" and an partial letter... We call this "The Universe" vase, because the glaze reminds us of pictures of star systems in the universe photographed by the Hubble Space telescope. Condition: no repairs, lamp hole, scratches consistent with use and age. Price: $750.00.

# 4755. A war time propaganda -armed and vigilant shepard wearing an elaborate Hungarian sheepskin cloak (szür). Form issued November 24, 1915 and titled " The Armed Sheperd " Designed by Ferenc Szezsák Kolozsvári who was a sculptor at the Zsolnay Factory. Size: 16.5" tall. Marks: round raised mark of the era and incised form number 8848. Condition: back right base edge flake; firing crack viewed on the inside, minor flakes to the raised decorated cloak. This form pre-dates Tom of Finland by decades, yet the sculpture could have been a model for Tom's style, which was to become his trademark. The Shepard holds a rifle, which rests on the base, between his hands. Price: $2,250.00.

# 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 Pavillion. 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 lavander 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 have only one single statue available. Price: $3,500.00.

# 258. A Zsolnay vase of exceptional glaze and decor. Metallic blue and silver Eosin glaze with a very faint copper/lilac Eosin hue over a form of lilies and leaves. Hand etched form number 5424 which may indicate a prototype design. C. 1898-1900. The clay body is very heavy. 10½" tall. Hand drawn circular factory mark. Excellent condition: no restorations or chips; minor stress line on the underside. This quality of design and decor rarely come on the market these days. Price: $6,000.00.

Item # 227. A Zsolnay Pitcher. Late Secession era. Size: 9.5" tall. Condition: minor areas where the glaze did not adhere to the body of the pitcher. No restorations, chips. Marks: round raised factory mark of the era and incised initials: "S F". There is no form number however the form number for this pitcher is 8925. C. 1918. This is late production for the factory. The glaze is reminiscent of a glass box vase pictured on page 7 of Waltraud Neuwirth's "Bluhender Jugendstil" Band 1; described as a "Vase; Joh. Lotz Witwe, Klostermuhle". Glaze in the style of Loetz Papillon glass.The images pictures a silver spotted decoration against a darker silver blue ground. Concerning the incised " S F", we can find no artist who worked at the factory with those initials. The main decoration is a oil spotted metallic eosin silver over a blue metallic eosin background, the raised ribbon decorations are lilac / copper eosin. The glaze on this small pitcher is about as fine as was produced at the Zsolnay factory. Price: $3,500.00.

# 5366. An organic form Zsolnay Pitcher. Form number 5324 dating it to 1899. Size: 7.25" tall. Painted round factory mark; incised "Zsolnay Pecs" - hand scribed "5324" and an incised letter "M". Condition: as shown in one of the detailed images a small glaze scratch 1" down from the lip showing the white clay ground under the glaze. An identical form is pictured on page 170-figure 344 of "Zsolnay Art Pottery" The Gyugyi Collection. Description for this form in that book: "Exhibited : Paris 1900; Darmstadt Kunstsalon 1901; Leipzig Kunstgewerbe Museum 1901. Notated "unicum" (unique)." Original photo group picture on page 51 of "Szecessziós Zsolnay kerámia" written by Kovács Orsolya. Lusterous metallic blue Eosin glaze highlight the base with pale ochre colors along the handle and spout with hints of blue Eosin throughout. Price: $3,500.00.

# 5381. An Art Nouveau Zsolnay Cachepot. Form # 7950-dating the form to 1906 - however the painted Zsolnay Factory mark indicate that this is a 1925-30 restrike. Entire gold Eosin glaze. Condition: the left female figure's head was broken off and re-attached with gold paint in evidence in the repair. Size: 11" x 4.5" x 4.25". Scuffs to the glaze consistent with use and age. Probably by the artist Nagy. Price: $750.00.

# 5365. A Secession Zsolnay Vase designed by Sándor Hidasy Pilló. Form # 8692 with a production year 1913 (the last year he worked at the Zsolnay Factory). Painted Zsolnay Factory mark and incised form number 8692. Size: 6" tall and 4.5" diameter at the widest. Hidasy designed decors using panthers and leopards for other vases. Sándor Hidasy Pilló was born in 1886. Artist, craftsman, painter. Studied as a painter at the National Hungarian Royal School of Applied Arts, between 1901 and 1905, then worked in the employment of the Zsolnay Factory from 1906-1913. As a designer of early Art Deco forms and creator of geometrical decor, by the year 1910, he was acknowledged as a significant designer to the point that he was able to sign pieces with his signature, something that the Zsolnay Factory discouraged. Three circles depict a cat encircled by silver eosin dots. Marbled and Eosin and glazes are used to color circles, triangles and Secession stylized decorations. The Eosin glazes include green, gold, red, blue, and purple. Well defined yet subtle metallic Eosin colors highlight this decor. Condition: base edge flake, well restored, encompass two triangles decorations. A similar decor is pictured on page 142 of Richard Stattners' fine book "Zsolnay Masterpieces of Hungarian Art Nouveau". Price: $2,500.00.

Item # 307. A period Art Nouveau Zsolnay Architectural Tulip form wall decoration. Marked on the reverse with the incised factory mark and the Architectural Form numbers: " 3320." Circa 1900-1905. Probably part of a larger ensemble and because the material is frost resistent Pyrogranite, it was probably used as an exterior decoration. The main color is Gold Eosin with a little green showing throught. Pre-cast holes (2) so that the form could be mounted. Condition: scuffs and tiny flakes consistent with use and age; no cracks or repairs. The center of the tulip where the top hole has a flake about .25" across and a couple of tiny flakes opposite. The Gold Eosin is very reflective and glows when viewed across a room at a distance. Size: app. 13.5" tall and about 7" wide, about 1.5" thick at the thickest, the form weighs 3 lbs. A rare and beautiful pottery item, easy to display on a shelf or on a wall. Price: $450.00.

# 309. A dinner plate. Zsolnay Factory. Design by Rippl Ronai, made sometime in the late 1900's. Size: 10" diameter. Condition, excellent. Price: $350.00.

Item # 4882. A Vase c. 1900. Earthenware with acid-etched surface. The colors are metallic eosin green, purple, blue, lilac and gold. Size: 10.5" x 6.25" at the middle. Condition: scuffs consistent with use and age and there appears to be a repaired lamp hole in the under base. The form of this vase was pressed by the artist to create the indentations creating the random appearing form: really a very modern and new way of presenting art pottery. Other artist such as George Ohr with his Biloxi Art Pottery was experimenting with this technique. He along with the Zsolnay Factory exhibit at the 1904 St. Louis Exhibition and I would believe that Zsolnay possibly brought similar examples as this one to that exhibition. This glaze is an excellent example from a factory whose specialty was metallic glazes. A similar example of this vase is pictured on page 52 of Richard Stattner and Monika Csiba's excellent book titled: "Zsolnay Masterpieces of the Hungarian Art Nouveau." From a Cape Cod private estate. Price: $1,500.00.

# 4679. A fine pair of Secession hand modeled candle sticks. Size: 6", 15cm. Marks: round raised mark of the era and incised form numbers "5878". Circa 1900. The glaze: mostly copper eosin with strong marbled blue, green and gold eosin veins of color. The 'arms' are formed by the potter creating an undulating handle which when held is very pleasing to the touch. The fingers hold the candlestick conforming to the grasp of the hand. Condition: one of the sticks has an under edge flake as noted with over painting around the chip. Though we believed that many of this form were produced, we know of no other pair in private or public collections. Price: $1,200.00.

# 5132. A Zsolnay Secession Era bowl. Size: app. 9" wide and 3.5" tall. Green / Gold Eosin marbled glaze decorated the inside and outside of this shallow bowl. Painted factory mark. No incised form numbers. Circa 1900-1905. Condition: scuffs and glaze crackelature consistent with use and age. No edge or body cracks. The inside of this bowl must have been used to hold personal temporary objects and shows some scuffing. Perhaps coins, etc. A pleasing form. Price: $650.00.

Item number 196. A Zsolnay Vase. Form number 1246. We believe that this form number relates to the Architectural Form Books of the factory. We date this item between 1910 and 1915. Severe Vienna Secession Style. Size: 12" tall. Glaze: blue runny glaze over a green glaze, gold highlights. Condition: as noted in the photos there is a glaze loss plus in several areas the glaze did not completely adhere to the surface, hence white undersurface shows through. This is a singularly and unusual Zsolnay item. We believe that it may have a funereal connection, perhaps even meant to be used as a funereal urn. Architectural forms designed at the Zsolnay factory were created by some of the most renowned designers and architects of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This severe example probably reflects the decor of the interior of a church, chapel or mausoleum. Price: $750.00.

Item number 192. A rare Zsolnay double-necked vase. Designed for the Turin Exhibition of 1911 by Moric Pogany. Made of Porcelain Faience with metallic eosin glazed. The glaze on this vase reflects the best obtainable at the factory. Along with this vase were designed garden seats, smaller vases and cachepots in a similiar theme. The translation of the text on the vase reads: " There is strength in morality, there is morality in power, to shoulder fate's sad burden and not be discouraged kisses, love, poetry and singing birds have been created." Size: 18.25" tall. Condition: this is a very heavy vase and each corner has been repaired. This vase has Zsolnay factory incised marks (form # 8445). A similiar form was pictured on page 172 of "Panorama: Architecture and Applied Arts in Hungary 1896-1916" and exhibited in Kyoto and Tokyo in 1995 1996. Documented in literature (catalogues, price guides, etc.) Price: $2,500.00.

# 285. In a series of photos we offer a fine and rare portrait bust of Miklos Zsolnay (1857-1922). This portrait bust depicts Mr. Zsolnay in his finest Hungarian Noblemans Regalia. It stands 19.5" tall and has a foot print of app. 7" square. The title states: ZSOLNAY M. Miklos and he was the son of Vilmos Zsolnay. He took over the management of the Zsolnay firm after his fathers sudden death in 1900. He was a member of the Upper House of the Hungarian Parliament. Under his direction, the factory reached its peak of international success. Artist signed: "NagyM 1909" the signature is hand scribed into the clay. Mihaly Kaplas Nagy (1864?-1943) was an artist, craftsman, sculptor. He studied at the Budapest School of Applied Arts. I suspect that it was a privilege to be chosen to sculpt a bust for Miklos Zsolnay. Condition: (please view the larger pictures by clicking on the above image) a loss to hat, we think that there was plume there; a loss to the sword hilt; a loss to the tip of the sword. This is a highly rare zsolnay item. Price: $950.00.

Item # 172. A Hungarian Figure of a male. c. 1910-15. Cubist in form. Mark for the Obuda Factory of Budapest Hungary. Incised initials of the artist: "M.Gy." This size of this figure is 9.75" tall. The Glaze: Obuda glazes had some relationship to glazes from the Zsolnay Factory, but they were more reserved. This brown dull metallic glaze has an undertone of green, blue and purple gradiations. Condition: two chips, one on the leg and the other on the base; flea bites to the top of the plateau that the figure is standing on. Most Cubist decorative arts from Central Europe seem to come from Czechslokavia, this exceptional item reflects an international style that was also experiemented with in Hungary. For every 1000 pieces of Zsolnay that comes to the market, you find only one from the Obuda Factory. Price: $350.00.


Tile # 12. In the world of tiles this is truly a masterpiece. A reflection in water of foliage and a spider web. Blue and gold eosin glaze. Size: 6 " square. Strongly Japanesque-Aesthetic in feeling. Like a John Lafarge nocturne watercolor {1885 Met NYC} Unmarked; scratch and normal wear. Circa 1890-1914; blacked oak contemporary Secession Style Frame.

Tile # 33. This is the largest Zsolnay pictorial tile we have ever seen, 25¾" X 19¾" and believe it to be the only one in existence. Although there is one sizable corner over painted and a 14" crack, this piece remains a unique museum example. Circa 1900-1914 showing a late use of the Japanesque Aesthetic with Ringtail pheasants and dogwood possibly designed by artist Lajos Mack who specialized in exotic birds among other things. New chalked and blackened oak Secession style frame now holds this tile. Note: The dark repair line was greatly overpainted and that overpainting has been removed to reveal a very thin and much less noticeable glaze crack; also the contemporary wire frame has been removed. The signature scratched of Ronai on the back of the tile was discovered when the wire was removed. Price: $3,500.00.

# 310. A dinner plate. Zsolnay Factory. Design by Rippl Ronai, made sometime in the late 1900's. Size: 10" diameter. Condition, excellent. Price: $350.00.

ZT 40. An unmarked Zsolnay tile. 6" x 6". Circa 1900.

#URN. A majolica Zsolnay urn in the Della Robbia style. Unmarked; circa 1890-95. Size: the base is 14" square and the Urn is 24.5" tall. Condition: one of the handles has been broken and re-attached; there are multiple small chips and flakes consistent with use and age. This urn is in two sections. From the collection of Vilmos Zsigmond, famous film editor. The photo shows an identical urn on the wall behind the Zsolnay family. Price: $3,500.00.

# 4031x. A majolica Zsolnay Cup and Saucer in the "Lotus" pattern. Design attributed to Tade Skiorski. Circa 1891. Size: the saucer is 6" across and the cup is 2.25" tall. Condition: the saucer has an edge repair that has been filled with a white clay and there are flea bites to the edge of the cup. Price: $125.00.

# 4031. A Zsolnay Cup and Saucer in the "Lotus" pattern. Design attributed to Tade Skiorski. Circa 1891. Size: the saucer is 5.5" across and the cup is 2.25" tall. Condition: the cup has a lip crack about 1.25" long. Price: $125.00.

# 5252. A pierced vase (in the style of works by Royal Worcester). From the Emil Fischer factory in Budapest, Hungary. Form # 6339. Incised and painting factory marks. Size: 13.25" tall with a 5" footprint. Condition: upper edge flake withe gilt flaked pieces re-attached; There is small 1/8" diameter flake to one of the gold rams heads. None of the pierced work and any losses or repairs. This piece encompasses Art Nouveau and Historical design elements. Price: $650.00.

# 262. A Zsolnay 'mug' with the Crown of Hungary as part of the decoration. Size: 7.5" tall. Condition excellent. Factory incised and painting marks. Form # 2815. Price: $250.00.

# 291. A gold gilt "Ivory Ware" pitcher. Zsolnay Factory. Size: 9.5" tall. Factory incised marks including form number 2693 dating this piece for 1885. Condition: Pink underglaze with gold overlay: considerable gold wear. Price: $750.00.

# z1873. A Folkloric Hungarian Jug from the Zsolnay factory. Size: 10" tall and the base is 3.25" across. Condition: flaking to some of the gold decorations. The incised form number dates this piece to 1873. Form # 224.SOLD

# 5428. A rare figure from the Zsolnay Factory; circa 1888. Form # 2540. Printed blue factory mark and incised factory mark on the underside. 8 1/8" tall and app. 3" base size. Condition: crackeleture to the surface consistent with this type of glaze. The figure is of a farm worker holding a rake with a cythe and wheat at her feet. No apparant repairs, losses or restorations. Price: $250.00.

# 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. ...sorry about the color variations, the best true color is the shot of the underside showing the factory name and form number. Price: $350.00.

# 5184. A fine large Zsolnay Wash Bowl. Circa 1891. Marked: Zsolnay Pécs plus made in Austria-Hungary with the form number 3619. Fireproof earthenware, high fired colored glazes. Size: approximately 16.75" in diameter and 5.5" tall. This Majolica style bowl was designed by Tádé Sikorski in 1891. Colors available were pink, yellow, cream. Condition: line crack from the outer rim down about 3" showing inside and outside the bowl. Sold with the pitcher: Price: $950.00.

# 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 available were pink, yellow, cream.Condition: base flake and interior stress line. Sold with the bowl: Price: $950.00.

# 5099. A matched pair of "Palace" vases (pictured on either side of this sideboard). Each is 23" tall. Circa 1882. No form number mark but standard blue underglaze Zsolnay Factory mark of the era. Metal mounts of dramatic lion faces are applied as handles attached at the factory. Rings are held in the mouth of the lion. Typical 'Turkish' decor probably designed by Júlia Sikorski Zsolnay. Condition: repair to one of the metal mounts; gilt loss to both vases; no chips or pottery restorations. Price for the pair: $4,500.00.

# 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. Price: $4,500.00.

# 4471. A Majolica Glaze Garden Seat. This example is of a line of similar designs by Júlia Zsolnay ( daughter of Vilmos Zsolnay). Titled "Lotus" (Lótusz) Ware. The line included: plates, cups and saucers, vases, tea pots, fountains, garden seats and tables, etc. To the best of our knowledge these items came in either pink or yellow glazes with naturalistic green foliage. This example which is pink in color is app. 18" tall and is app. 14" across. The marks: incised with the mark of the era (1880's) "Made in Austria-Hungary" and the form number "3698". Starting in Pecs Hungary, this garden seat was shipped to Bucharest, Romania, then at some time to Tel Aviv, Israel and finally to our gallery here in Newport. A well traveled garden seat! Condition: multiple foot edge losses and old repairs to the top edge of the lotus 'seat' area (please see detailed photos). The body of the design is bamboo, tightly forming the structural body of the seat which is covered with vines of leaves and large flowers and flower buds with the actual 'seat' composed of a single large flower. We have had 5 other Lotus Garden Seats in the last 15 years. They are getting more and more difficult to find and as a majolica collectible, would make a superb addition to a majolica collection. Price: $1,500.00.

# 4565. Impressed Zsolnay Pecs, 5 steeple and T.J.M. date this 5 piece Magyar-Isnik decor. Was made as a mirror or window frame and dates 1878-1900. Sizable edge chipping to one piece and minor chips to the other four. Obviously 3 pieces are missing to complete the frame. Two corner tiles and three rectanglular tiles. The corner tiles are 3.5" x 3.5" and the rectangular tiles are 3.25" x 11.5". Price: $600.00.

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