International Decorative Art

Jardinière with Reticulated Grill Work

Jardinière with Reticulated Grill Work

Design Date c. 1890

Designer Zsolnay (1853–present)

Manufacturer Zsolnay (1853–present), Hungary

Media ceramic

Dimensions 7 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches

The Zsolnay Manufactory emerged in Pécs, Hungary in 1852. The factory experienced notable success following the emergence of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1867. Zsolnay is revered for its artistic and technological contributions to pottery, producing both industrial and architectural ceramic items and decorative wares. Perhaps most famous is the eosin glazing technique pioneered by Zsolnay that resulted in an iridescent effect, highlighting the company’s signature ornamental pieces with remarkable luster. The ornate, intricate patterned design evoking botanical forms seen on this jardinière makes it an illustrative example of ceramic arts produced during the Art Nouveau era.

ON VIEW in Art Nouveau Gallery 4

Markings Zsolnay "Five Churches" logo stamped on bottom

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2011.1121