Posted 5 years ago
In 1978-79, I attended a show called "Vienna Moderne" at the Cooper-Hewitt in NYC,, and bought the catalog. I was captivated by four Hungarian iridescent figurines and determined to get them--the four above--acquiring a small collection as well. The picture in the catalog follows in "Zlonay figurines II". Years later I was fortunate to attend the Zslonay comprehensive exhibition at the Bard College Gallery, where I acquired the definitive book on this pottery which, along with Amphora, I consider the epitome of European Art Nouveau ceramics (add to that the Dutch porcelain whose name I can never remember).
Coincidentally, the two "Loetz" examples in the Cooper-Hewitt catalog were Kralik and Rindskopf. . . .