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Herend China

Founded in 1826, the Herend Porcelain Manufactory specializes in luxury hand painted and gilded porcelain in Hungary. The factory was founded by Vince Stingl, who had carried out research experiments on porcelain making at a time when the process was still shrouded in mystery and secrets.

By 1839, the factory had a new owner, Mór Fischer, who had ambitious and artistic goals for the manufactory. As a result, Herend china was featured in important shows such as The First Hungarian Applied Art Exhibition, the Vienna Exhibition of 1845, and Paris's Exposition Universelle of 1855.

Hard-paste porcelain is used for Herend products, involving a mixture of kaolin, feldspar, and quartz. The pieces are fired at 830 degrees Celsius after decorating and drying, then covered in glaze and fired again at 1410 degrees Celsius. It is then ready for hand painting. The most well-known Herend pattern featured Chinese-style butterflies and flower branches and was presented at the London World Exhibition in 1851. This pattern was named Viktória after England's Queen Victoria ordered a dinner set with this pattern for Windsor Castle.


Quick Facts

  • There is a Porcelain Museum of Herend in Hungary which explains the history of Herend porcelain as well the process of creating it
  • The names of many popular patterns are references to their first customers (Queen Victoria, Rothschild, and Apponyi, to name a few)
  • The Ferend factory is very conscientious about observing traditions in the making of its products, so its quality has remained consistent for centuries

Recommended Items at Auction

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HEREND "ROTHSCHILD BIRD" PATTERN SERVING BOWL
Mar 06, 10:00 AM EST
HEREND "ROTHSCHILD BIRD" PATTERN SERVING BOWL
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $150
$1509 Bids
(2) Herend Rothschild Bird Lemon Finial Serving Dishes
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
(2) Herend Rothschild Bird Lemon Finial Serving Dishes
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $400
$2208 Bids
Herend 'Rothschild Bird' Porcelain 15-Piece Tea Service
Mar 05, 10:00 AM EST
Herend 'Rothschild Bird' Porcelain 15-Piece Tea Service
by Weschler's
Est: $300- $500
$3757 Bids
Herend Green Chinese Bouquet Pattern Porcelain Coffee / Tea Set
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Herend Green Chinese Bouquet Pattern Porcelain Coffee / Tea Set
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $300- $600
$807 Bids
Herend Tureen Rothschild Bird with Lemon
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Herend Tureen Rothschild Bird with Lemon
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $400
$2106 Bids
FIRST EDITION Herend Seated Monkey Porcelain Figurine
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
FIRST EDITION Herend Seated Monkey Porcelain Figurine
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $150- $300
$2306 Bids
Eight Herend Porcelain Luncheon Plates, D: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm.)
Mar 05, 10:00 AM EST
Eight Herend Porcelain Luncheon Plates, D: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm.)
by Weschler's
Est: $200- $400
$2255 Bids
Lot of 2 Herend Chick Figurines
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
Lot of 2 Herend Chick Figurines
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$504 Bids
61 Piece Herend "Rothschild Bird" Porcelain Tableware
Mar 07, 10:00 AM EST
61 Piece Herend "Rothschild Bird" Porcelain Tableware
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,5004 Bids
Signed HEREND Hungary Hand Painted Fishnet Porcelain Bunny Rabbit
Apr 06, 10:00 AM EDT
Signed HEREND Hungary Hand Painted Fishnet Porcelain Bunny Rabbit
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$184 Bids
Group Lot of 5 Herend Rothchild Teacups and Saucers
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
Group Lot of 5 Herend Rothchild Teacups and Saucers
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$604 Bids
Two (2) HEREND Rothschild Porcelain Dishes or Trays
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Two (2) HEREND Rothschild Porcelain Dishes or Trays
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $200- $400
$403 Bids
Herend Rothchild Teapot, Creamer and Sugar
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
Herend Rothchild Teapot, Creamer and Sugar
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $75- $150
$153 Bids
Group Lot of Herend Rothchild Tableware
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
Group Lot of Herend Rothchild Tableware
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $75- $150
$153 Bids
Herend Queen Victoria Serving Tray
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
Herend Queen Victoria Serving Tray
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$153 Bids
Herend Rothchild Coffee Pot
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
Herend Rothchild Coffee Pot
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$603 Bids
Eight Herend Porcelain Table Articles, Assorted Patterns
Mar 05, 10:00 AM EST
Eight Herend Porcelain Table Articles, Assorted Patterns
by Weschler's
Est: $100- $200
$603 Bids
Three Large Herend Fishnet Porcelain Bird Figures
Mar 07, 10:00 AM PST
Three Large Herend Fishnet Porcelain Bird Figures
by Abell Auction
Est: $300- $500
$2503 Bids
Signed HEREND Hungary Hand Painted Fishnet Porcelain Bunny Rabbit
Apr 06, 10:00 AM EDT
Signed HEREND Hungary Hand Painted Fishnet Porcelain Bunny Rabbit
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$183 Bids
10 Herend Yellow Fishnet Porcelain Animal Figures
Mar 07, 10:00 AM PST
10 Herend Yellow Fishnet Porcelain Animal Figures
by Abell Auction
Est: $600- $800
$5003 Bids
Group Lot of Herend Porcelain
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
Group Lot of Herend Porcelain
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $75- $150
$152 Bids
Herend Green Chinese Bouquet Pattern Porcelain Compote
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Herend Green Chinese Bouquet Pattern Porcelain Compote
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $100- $200
$352 Bids

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