József Rippl-Rónai1898

Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest

Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest

The goblet is wheelthrown and spontaneously handshaped from a sand-glass-like, cylindrical body. The round, straight foot supports a softly bent body, creating four dents and four upwardly curving ribs. The twisted neck is surmounted by a wavy cup with five dents and a delicate, splaying, wavy top rim. The glaze is marbled with blue, green and gold, with a slight purple iridescent effect. The Zsolnay collection of the Janus Pannonius Museum has two similar goblets with another glaze patter, Inv.Nos. 51.4816.1 and 51.4852.1. The Zsolnay factory exhibited a whole series of chalices at the 1898 Christmas exhibition. A contemporary critic remarked their about these pieces: "...there are some exhibited pieces without any kind of ornamentation, creating effect only with the intentionally spotted, marbled glaze."

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  • Title: Goblet
  • Creator: József Rippl-Rónai
  • Date Created: 1898
  • Location Created: Pécs, Hungary
  • Place Part Of: Hungary
  • Physical Dimensions: w9.5 x h23.3 cm
  • Marking: ZSOLNAY PÉCS/ 2 M / 5112
  • Manufacturer: Zsolnay Factory, Pécs
  • Type: Ceramic object
  • Rights: Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, 2013
  • External Link: http://collections.imm.hu/gyujtemeny/kehely/275


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