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Art Nouveau2971 of 3128Simple and elegant, Loetz Rubin Matteiris (Metall) 1899 prod. #7875Loetz from the Paris 1900 World Exposition, prod. # 429
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Posted 6 years ago

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The works of Hungarian manufactory Zsolnay, along with those of Amphora and Clement Massier, are in the pantheon of Art Nouveau ceramics. Zsolnay presented Luna at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900, the world's fair that brought the Art Nouveau style into wide acclaim.

Luna's hair is bathed with Zsolnay's renowned iridescent glaze called eosin. It is quite electric. What you see in the photos is not because of the camera flash. Also, her face, neck, and the horns that represent the moon reflect the iridescence. I love it most when the filtered light of dusk interacts with her.

Collectors only know of seven other Lunas and they are in wildly different glazes.


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Lust and lustre? Wow she is a stunner!
    Congratulations and thanks for sharing this beautiful emblematic object.
  2. lourdeslaveau lourdeslaveau, 6 years ago
  3. nptantique nptantique, 6 years ago
    We had the privilege of owning this Zsolnay bust for about a dozen years. The group image was taken in our dining room. The best light to photograph Zsolnay is in daylight, without flash; out side with overcast cloudy skies is best.
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Season's Greetings to you and Yours, AmphoraPottery!
  5. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 5 years ago
    And to you vetraio!
  6. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 5 years ago
    And a holly, jolly to you, Bellin!
  7. cogito cogito, 5 years ago
    I've been waiting for Santa to reappropriate Luna to my house!!! Cheers, all!
  8. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 5 years ago
    Sorry, cogito. She won't go anywhere without me now. We're madly in love.
  9. fledermaus fledermaus, 5 years ago
    Simply the best!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
  11. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 4 years ago
    You too, V!

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