A diminutive antique vase in porcelain faience with hand-painted cloisonne-style polychrome decor from Zsolnay Pecs of Hungary, dating circa 1878. The highly ornamental vessel is an early Zsolnay piece and an example of Victorian eclecticism, hand-decorated with blossoms, leaves, and hearts in jewel-tones with gilt accents on a plum colored ground. This work was produced during the late 19th century, during the Zsolnay factory's 'golden age' when the company received a number of awards at international exhibitions recognizing the workshop's many artistic and technical achievements.
Very good condition with early Five Churches / Zsolnay Pecs blue mark including Family Initials T.J.M. for Terez, Julia, and Miklos. The mark was designed by Julia and used between 1878 and 1900.