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. The vase measures 3.88 in. height x 3.75 in. diameter.