Posted 9 years ago
Large, rare Majolica glazed pyrogranite architectural tile produced by Zsolnay (Pecs, Hungary). Circa 1897-1900.
This massive Zsolnay tile is rendered with an Art Nouveau floral and whiplash design in green and rose glaze colors. The reverse carries production numerals and an impressed Zsolnay steeple mark. Dimensions: 10”(H) x 16”(W).
An example of this large and rare tile type is pictured on pg. 64 of Santi, F. & Gacher, J. (1998). Zsolnay Ceramics: Collecting a Culture. Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, PA.
When this tile was acquired, it carried a cryptic attribution to a Zsolnay designer or architect named, Janos Buch, but an initial search of reference materials on Zsolnay reveal no such person.