Ornamental pot

Vilmos Zsolnay (pattern design - presumably)1897/1898

Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest

Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest
Budapest, Hungary

The outline of the hemispherical body of the vase is “completed” by the handles connecting the body with the top rim. The rounded shoulder line supports a conical neck and a splaying, then narrowing top rim. The turned shape follows North-European, geometrical models, while the marbled decoration is the revival of J. Wedgwood's glazes imitating precious stones.


  • Title: Ornamental pot
  • Creator: Vilmos Zsolnay (pattern design - presumably)
  • Creator Lifespan: 1828/1900
  • Date Created: 1897/1898
  • Physical Location: György Ráth Villa, Budapest, 12 Városligeti av.
  • Location Created: Pécs
  • Physical Dimensions: 19,7 x 9,6 (base diameter) cm
  • Marking: 4743 (model no.) 3, marking of the Zsolnay factory
  • Manufacturer: Zsolnay factory (Pécs)
  • Subject Keywords: Zsolnay factory, applied arts, Art Nouveau, ceramic, japonism
  • Rights: Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest 2023, CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0
  • External Link: Zsolnay factory (Pécs), Vilmos Zsolnay
  • Medium: porcelain-faience
  • Art Genre: applied arts
  • Art Movement: Art Nouveau

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