19th-Century Fischer J. Hand Painted Ceramic Charger
A 19th-century Fischer J. ceramic charger, Budapest, Hungary. Hand painted polychrome enamel decoration floral motif with a lustrous finish. Gilt accents outline the floral designs. Footed base with two hole for wall hanging. Marked to the underside with a black stamp.
Fischer J. Budapest was founded by Ignace Fischer in Pest, Hungary, in 1864. (Pest is the eastern half of modern Budapest which was united with the western half, Buda, in 1873). His pieces bear the mark ‘Fischer J.’ with the ‘J’ being the same letter as ‘I’ in Hungarian. The Fischer factory was bought by Zsolnay Pottery in 1895.
- minor paint and gilt decoration loss throughout.