SOLD Hungarian Zsolnay Pecs Pottery Pair of Faience Vases of "Alhambra" Form
Hungarian Zsolnay Pecs Pottery
Pair of Faience Vases of "Alhambra" form, each with flat, winglike handles attached to the conical upper body joined to the globular mid-section, over the flaring base. Decorated with copper lustreware finish on the brown-glazed body. Designed by Tade Sikonki.
Printed Zsolnay Pecs marks to underside of each.
21 1/2" H.
Excellent, undamaged condition.
Literature: A vase of similar form with pierced handles is illustrated in Hungarian Ceramics from the Zsolnay Manufactory, 1853-2001, edited by Eva Csenkey and Agota Steinert, plate 36, page 98.
The Hispano-Moresque Alhambra form took the pottery world by storm. First designed in the 1870s, its popularity spread as far as Cincinnati where the Art Museum has on display a magnificent example of the form in its Aesthetic Movement period rooms.