Late 19th Century Zsolnay Pecs Reticulated Polychrome Plate
Antique Victorian Polychrome Cabinet Plate from Zsolnay Pecs of Hungary, circa 1880s
Antique Victorian Polychrome Cabinet Plate from Zsolnay Pecs of Hungary, circa 1880s

Late 19th Century Zsolnay Pecs Reticulated Polychrome Plate

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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.

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