Sep 24, 2008
Sep 24, 2008

Parrot

Parrot

c. 1910

Zsolnay Factory

(Hungarian)

Earthenware with lustre glazes

Overall: 38.3 x 26.7 x 19.9 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/2 x 7 13/16 in.)

Gift in memory of Mrs. Magda Nàdasy, from her estate 1984.190

Did you know?

The glaze technique on this parrot is eosin, which takes its name from Eos, the Greek goddess of dawn.

Description

This parrot's distinctive metallic sheen is achieved through a technique known as luster glazing, in which ground metals, typically silver, gold, or platinum, are incorporated into the glazing process. The parrot is decorated with green-gold luster, while the base is decorated with blue-purple-gold luster.

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