Italian pottery ‘Golden Pheasant’ by Zaccagnini, Martini design circa 1930’s


Italian pottery ‘Golden Pheasant’ by Zaccagnini, design probably Fosco Martini circa 1930’s, modelled striding with an inquisitive look in his eye, on an oval grassy plinth with large tuft beneath to support his body.
Marked inglaze ‘Italy’, ‘Z’, and ‘Zaccagnini. 5’ in gold.
Circa mid 1930’s.

32cm tail-to-beak, 22cm high
good condition with some minor marks to enamels, unrestored

Zaccagnini was an Italian pottery manufactory, manufacturing 1905-1960’s in Florence.

Originally making historical Della-Robia majolica type pieces in the Renaissance manner, they moved on to become forerunners in the ‘Hollywood Regency’ style. Their design success led to a thriving export market.

A 1928 move to a hilltop factory led to the use of the ‘Z’ mark intersected by a curve of a hill, which this example has.

The Zaccagnini pottery factory employed Fosco Martini in the mid 1930’s, to develop a series of birds & animals, probably including this one.




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