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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 DINNER SERVICE FOR 10
Oct 26, 11:00 AM EDT
HEREND ROTHSCHILD BIRD DINNER SERVICE FOR 10
by Westport Auction
Est: $800- $1,200
$1,3009 Bids
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(2) pc Herend Hungary Blue Bunny & Red Fish Group
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
(2) pc Herend Hungary Blue Bunny & Red Fish Group
by Neely Auction
Est: $100- $200
$1006 Bids
Pair of Herend "Apponyi Verte" Footed Dishes
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Pair of Herend "Apponyi Verte" Footed Dishes
by C Biddle Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$1106 Bids
RARE HEREND FIRST EDITION BETA FISH
Oct 24, 1:00 PM EDT
RARE HEREND FIRST EDITION BETA FISH
by Charleston Estate Auctions
Est: $600- $800
$1906 Bids
12 Teller mit Rothschilddekor. Herend.
Oct 29, 9:00 AM CEST
12 Teller mit Rothschilddekor. Herend.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€3604 Bids
Four Herend Fishnet Porcelain Wildlife Figurines
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Four Herend Fishnet Porcelain Wildlife Figurines
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1504 Bids
Herend Fishnet Porcelain Fox & Lion Cubs Figurines
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Fishnet Porcelain Fox & Lion Cubs Figurines
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1253 Bids
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Life Size Herend Hungary Group w Fishnet Ducks
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Life Size Herend Hungary Group w Fishnet Ducks
by Neely Auction
Est: $300- $400
$1602 Bids
Herend Hungary Porcelain 'Fruit & Flowers' Bowl
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Hungary Porcelain 'Fruit & Flowers' Bowl
by C Biddle Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$302 Bids
Herend Black Fishnet Porcelain Gilt Camel Figurine
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Black Fishnet Porcelain Gilt Camel Figurine
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$752 Bids
RARE HEREND PORCELAIN BEE-EATER BIRD FIGURINE
Oct 26, 11:00 AM EDT
RARE HEREND PORCELAIN BEE-EATER BIRD FIGURINE
by Westport Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$202 Bids
Herend Porcelain Rothschild & Bird Butterfly 25 Pc
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Porcelain Rothschild & Bird Butterfly 25 Pc
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
Large Herend Pair of Ducks, Red Fishnet Design
Oct 23, 9:00 AM EDT
Large Herend Pair of Ducks, Red Fishnet Design
by Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $500- $600
$2501 Bid
Herend Oval Rothschild Bird Serving Platter #1103
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Oval Rothschild Bird Serving Platter #1103
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
3 Herend Porcelain Figurines, incl. Temple Lion, Rooster, & Small Owl
Oct 23, 9:00 AM EDT
3 Herend Porcelain Figurines, incl. Temple Lion, Rooster, & Small Owl
by Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $400- $500
$2001 Bid
A group of modern Herend (Blue, red, and green fishscale) rabbits
Oct 26, 10:30 AM BST
A group of modern Herend (Blue, red, and green fishscale) rabbits
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £200- £300
£1801 Bid
Large Herend Porcelain Figurine
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Large Herend Porcelain Figurine
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$401 Bid
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4 Herend Graduated Fish
Nov 03, 10:00 AM EDT
4 Herend Graduated Fish
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
Six dessert plates, Herend, af
Nov 03, 10:00 AM CET
Six dessert plates, Herend, af
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€901 Bid
HEREND 'BLUE GARLAND' PORCELAIN CASSEROLES, DISHES, BOX & BOWLS, 8 PCS, W 4"-7"
Nov 11, 11:00 AM EST
HEREND 'BLUE GARLAND' PORCELAIN CASSEROLES, DISHES, BOX & BOWLS, 8 PCS, W 4"-7"
by DuMouchelles
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
Two Pieces of Herend, Cornflower Garland
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Two Pieces of Herend, Cornflower Garland
by Gulfcoast Coin and Jewelry
Est: $250- $300
$251 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Herend China


Auktionshaus Plückbaum

Auktionshaus Plückbaum

Hill Auction Gallery

Hill Auction Gallery

Historia Auktionshaus

Historia Auktionshaus

DuMouchelles

DuMouchelles