An antique ornamental cabinet plate / dish from Zsolnay Pecs of Hungary, dating circa 1880s. The faience plate is a fine example of late 19th century Victorian Eclecticism, featuring aspects of Zsolnay's Turko-Hungarian decor with gilt, gold, and turquoise blue glaze on an ivory ground encircled by a pierced, lace work border and a scalloped rim. Examples of Zsolnay's Turko-Hungarian decor and lace work borders are pictured on pages. 19 and 40 of Federico Santi & John Gacher's Zsolnay Ceramics Collecting a Culture.
Good original condition with crazing overall and some wear to gilt decoration, measuring 1 in. height x 8.5 in. diameter. The dish bears the following impressed marks underfoot: ZSOLNAY / PECS / 2241 / 7 with 84 hand painted in gold. During the late 19th and early 20th century, the Zsolnay manufactory received a number of important awards at international exhibitions for their technical and artistic achievements.