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Zsolnay Hungarian Eosin Pottery Green and Gold Lobster And Snake Low Bowl
Very decorative Zsolnay Hungarian Art Pottery low bowl with a snake and a lobster at the rim in good green and gold eosin glaze. EXCELLENT CONDITION. No chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Minor nicks to the base ring. Bottom stamped with 1988 mark. Bowl is 1 1/2" tall and 6" wide. Zsolnay ceramics are noted for the use of the eosin process which was introduced in 1893, this process results in a light red iridescence of the first prepared hue, hence the term eosin (Greek eos, flush of dawn). Different eosin colors and processes were developed over time. The eosin-based iridescence became a favorite of art nouveau and Jugendstil. The secret eosin glaze renders porcelain to appear iridescent metallic, in different colors that change with the angle of reflection. Typical colors include shades of green, red, blue, and purple.