photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Helen Betts | profile | all galleries >> Around Hungary >> Pécs: Hungary's Culture Capital >> 'Golden Age of Zsolnay': The Gyugyi Collection tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

'Golden Age of Zsolnay': The Gyugyi Collection

The first two-thirds of this gallery is part of the Art Nouveau collection from a spectacular exhibit of Zsolnay porcelain in Pécs, at the Zsolnay Cultural Center, which is still under construction. These pieces are my favorites, so I processed them first, but the older and more classic Zsolnay is also exquisite; unfortunately, shooting conditions were pretty difficult (almost impossible, in fact) in that part of the gallery (lighting, reflections), so I haven't included nearly as much of it. Perhaps another visit is in order.

Zsolnay Porcelain Manufacturing was established in 1853 and over the years has produced outstanding works of art. It's still operating today, although certainly not on the scale of the past. Zsolnay is headquartered in Pécs, where it also has a museum located in the Zsolnay family's former home. For photos of the museum collection, see http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/zsolnaymuseum.

This superb collection of 600 pieces was half donated and half sold to the new Zsolnay cultural center of Pécs, the home of Zsolnay porcelain, by Hungarian-American research engineer Lászlo Gyugyi, who collected the pieces over a period of almost 50 years. The collection is one of the finest in the world of Zsolnay porcelain and at present is viewable with reservations in Pécs at http://iranypecs.hu/portal/mainpage/news?ID=36 (please note the email address for reservations is incorrect; it should be gyugyikiallitas@gmail.com). I'm greatly indebted to Ms. Cecelia Torma, who made it possible for me to be able to photograph what I wanted of the exhibit. (Actually, I would have liked to photograph everything, but that was simply impossible!)
Flask (1900)
Flask (1900)
Wall platter with peony, fern (1901)
Wall platter with peony, fern (1901)
Monumental vase, flowers (1900)
Monumental vase, flowers (1900)
Flowerpot, romantic panorama (1906)
Flowerpot, romantic panorama (1906)
Decorative vessel (1899)
Decorative vessel (1899)
Vase, poppies (1898); vase, grapevine (1898)
Vase, poppies (1898); vase, grapevine (1898)
Decorative platters (1899)
Decorative platters (1899)
Vase with poppies (1902)
Vase with poppies (1902)
Vases, starlit sky (1906)
Vases, starlit sky (1906)
Plate with Hungarian folk motif (1904)
Plate with Hungarian folk motif (1904)
Flowerpot, chestnut leaves (1901)
Flowerpot, chestnut leaves (1901)
Flowerpot, cherry tree (1899-1900)
Flowerpot, cherry tree (1899-1900)
Allegorical bust 'La Luna' (1899)
Allegorical bust 'La Luna' (1899)
Vase, vines; vase, chestnut (1901)
Vase, vines; vase, chestnut (1901)
Flowerpots (1899-1900)
Flowerpots (1899-1900)
Globe vase, landscape from above (1902)
Globe vase, landscape from above (1902)
Three vases (1901)
Three vases (1901)
Flattened spherical vase (1898-1899)
Flattened spherical vase (1898-1899)
Vases (1906-1907)
Vases (1906-1907)
Vase with four horns (1902)
Vase with four horns (1902)
Elephant head vase (1909-1910)
Elephant head vase (1909-1910)
Ribbed vase with berries (1900)
Ribbed vase with berries (1900)
Three vases (ca. 1904)
Three vases (ca. 1904)
Vase, snail among mushrooms (1902)
Vase, snail among mushrooms (1902)
Vases (1901-1902)
Vases (1901-1902)
Vases, Japanesque, flowering meadow (1902-1903)
Vases, Japanesque, flowering meadow (1902-1903)
Vase with lobster, water plants (1902)
Vase with lobster, water plants (1902)
Vases (1901-1902)
Vases (1901-1902)
Flowerpot, fruit trees/clouds (1901)
Flowerpot, fruit trees/clouds (1901)
Ribbed vase, panorama/sun (1900)
Ribbed vase, panorama/sun (1900)
Vase, sculptural thistles (1899)
Vase, sculptural thistles (1899)
Vase, conical, leaf décor (1899)
Vase, conical, leaf décor (1899)
Pot with snail legs (1912)
Pot with snail legs (1912)
Vase with snake (1900)
Vase with snake (1900)
Vase with snail handles (1901-1902)
Vase with snail handles (1901-1902)
Vases with lobster handles (1901)
Vases with lobster handles (1901)
Vases, deformed bodies (1898-1899)
Vases, deformed bodies (1898-1899)
Flowerpot with sculptured tulips (1899)
Flowerpot with sculptured tulips (1899)
Flower chalice emerging from bulb (1899-1900)
Flower chalice emerging from bulb (1899-1900)
Vase with ducks
Vase with ducks
Vase, eight stylized flowers (1901)
Vase, eight stylized flowers (1901)
Flowerpot, female figures, tulips (1904)
Flowerpot, female figures, tulips (1904)
Flowerpot, fish and water plants (1899)
Flowerpot, fish and water plants (1899)
Vase with ibis
Vase with ibis
Vase with Japanesque flowers (1902-1903)
Vase with Japanesque flowers (1902-1903)
Floor vase, bird of paradise (1912)
Floor vase, bird of paradise (1912)
Vase, symmetrical floral (1916)
Vase, symmetrical floral (1916)
Vase, openwork with cougars (1906)
Vase, openwork with cougars (1906)
Ewer vase, openwork with cranes (1906)
Ewer vase, openwork with cranes (1906)
Skull chalice (1906)
Skull chalice (1906)
Snake pitcher (1900)
Snake pitcher (1900)
Vase, forest and deer (1905)
Vase, forest and deer (1905)
Vase, bird of paradise (1910); vase, parrot (1911)
Vase, bird of paradise (1910); vase, parrot (1911)
Twisted vases (ca. 1906, 1902)
Twisted vases (ca. 1906, 1902)
Twisted vase with grapes (1897)
Twisted vase with grapes (1897)
Vase, Oriental (1926); vase, aquatic bird (1927)
Vase, Oriental (1926); vase, aquatic bird (1927)
Wall platters, birds of paradise (1902)
Wall platters, birds of paradise (1902)
Vase, wheatears; vase, starfish (1899)
Vase, wheatears; vase, starfish (1899)
Vase, leaves (1900); vase, stems (1898)
Vase, leaves (1900); vase, stems (1898)
Vase, geometric décor (1907)
Vase, geometric décor (1907)
Vase, Mecsek Hills flowers (1899)
Vase, Mecsek Hills flowers (1899)
Mystical landscape with Pan (1899-1900)
Mystical landscape with Pan (1899-1900)
Vase detail (1903)
Vase detail (1903)
Beer steins, jewel (1905); monocrome glaze (1901)
Beer steins, jewel (1905); monocrome glaze (1901)
Vases (1899-1900)
Vases (1899-1900)
Vases, jardiniere, lilies branching off handles (1899-1900)
Vases, jardiniere, lilies branching off handles (1899-1900)
Vase, oak-leaf motif (1901-1902)
Vase, oak-leaf motif (1901-1902)
Vase, underwater scene (1899)
Vase, underwater scene (1899)
Vases, river panorama (1899, 1904)
Vases, river panorama (1899, 1904)
Vases, sunflowers, parrot (1907-1910)
Vases, sunflowers, parrot (1907-1910)
Vases, wildflowers (1898-1899), pomegranate tree (1899)
Vases, wildflowers (1898-1899), pomegranate tree (1899)
Vases, poppies/wheatears, wildflowers (1902)
Vases, poppies/wheatears, wildflowers (1902)
Vase, golden flower stems (1901-1903)
Vase, golden flower stems (1901-1903)
Vase with small columns (1903)
Vase with small columns (1903)
Monumental vase, stylized plants (1900)
Monumental vase, stylized plants (1900)
Bowl, small forest pond (1899)
Bowl, small forest pond (1899)
Monumental Alhambra vase (1884)
Monumental Alhambra vase (1884)
Pitcher, Persian birds (1884-1885)
Pitcher, Persian birds (1884-1885)
Vases from Rose Series (1891)
Vases from Rose Series (1891)
Decorative ewer (1892)
Decorative ewer (1892)
Vessels (1889)
Vessels (1889)
vases, gilded (1891)
vases, gilded (1891)
Coffee service, lotus flower (1890-91)
Coffee service, lotus flower (1890-91)
Vessel with Damascene (1897-1898)
Vessel with Damascene (1897-1898)
Vase, Chinese dragon (1897)
Vase, Chinese dragon (1897)
Decorative vessel (1889)
Decorative vessel (1889)
Flask, clock case (1894-1895)
Flask, clock case (1894-1895)
Decorative vessel (ca. 1884)
Decorative vessel (ca. 1884)
Jug (1884)
Jug (1884)
Decorative vessel (1885)
Decorative vessel (1885)
Vase and bowl (1889)
Vase and bowl (1889)
Pitcher (ca. 1890)
Pitcher (ca. 1890)
Decorative vessel (1886)
Decorative vessel (1886)
Pitcher-vase (1888)
Pitcher-vase (1888)
Decorative platter (1891)
Decorative platter (1891)
Plates, Iznik style (1878-1879)
Plates, Iznik style (1878-1879)