George E. Ohr

Editorial Staff Furniture & Decorative Arts

In 1893, in the small town of Biloxi, Mississippi, George E. Ohr’s Biloxi Art Pottery burned down. In common with all calamities of this kind it must have caused considerable disruption and financial distress to the victim, but a propitious effect was to ignite a smoldering radicalism in Ohr, who thereafter began to produce some of the most inventive pottery …

Frederick Hurten Rhead at the Met

Editorial Staff

This week the Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrated the reopening of its newly renovated and reconfigured American Wing, which is featured in two articles in the current May issue of The Magazine ANTIQUES. The results are stunning: a majestic installation of sculpture and architectural elements in the Charles Engelhard Court; the reinstallation of twelve period rooms that, with a new …

Collecting Zsolnay art pottery, a conversation with Dr. László Gyugyi

Editorial Staff Art

Dr. László Gyugyi, a Hungarian-born retired research engineer now living in Pittsburgh, has assembled the finest private collection of Zsolnay art pottery, numbering nearly six hundred pieces. A portion of his collection is now on view at the Forbes Galleries in New York City, before it will be donated to a new cultural center being built in Pécs, Hungary, in …