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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

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Herend Porcelain Yellow Fishnet Hedgehog Figurine
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Herend Porcelain Orange Fishnet Mouse Figurine
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Herend Porcelain Blue Fishnet Cat Figurine
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Herend Porcelain Blue Fishnet Cat Figurine
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Est: $50- $500
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Herend Porcelain Green Fishnet Rabbit Figurine
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Herend Porcelain Green Fishnet Rabbit Figurine
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Est: $50- $500
$502 Bids
Herend Porcelain Raspberry Pink Fishnet Pig Figurine
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Herend Porcelain Raspberry Pink Fishnet Pig Figurine
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17 Herend Animal Figures, Naturalistic & White Gloss
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17 Herend Animal Figures, Naturalistic & White Gloss
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HEREND, MOKKASERVICE
Jul 05, 5:00 PM CEST
HEREND, MOKKASERVICE
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Est: CHF100- CHF200
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10 Herend Animal Porcelain Items, incl. Fishnet
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10 Herend Animal Porcelain Items, incl. Fishnet
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Est: $400- $500
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HEREND HUNGARY PORCELAIN
Jul 06, 7:00 PM CEST
HEREND HUNGARY PORCELAIN
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Est: €200- €400
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Herend Porcelain Raspberry Pink Fishnet Elephant Figurine
Jul 12, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Porcelain Raspberry Pink Fishnet Elephant Figurine
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $50- $500
$251 Bid
Herend Porcelain Raspberry Fishnet Circus Elephant Figurine
Jul 12, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Porcelain Raspberry Fishnet Circus Elephant Figurine
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $50- $500
$251 Bid
Herend Porcelain Chinese Koi Fish Place Card Figurine
Jul 12, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Porcelain Chinese Koi Fish Place Card Figurine
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $50- $500
$251 Bid
Herend Porcelain Chinese Koi Carp Figurine
Jul 12, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Porcelain Chinese Koi Carp Figurine
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Est: $50- $500
$251 Bid
Herend Porcelain Green Fishnet Lying Ram Figurine
Jul 12, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Porcelain Green Fishnet Lying Ram Figurine
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Est: $50- $500
$251 Bid
Herend Porcelain Orange Fishnet Monkey Figurine
Jul 12, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Porcelain Orange Fishnet Monkey Figurine
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $50- $500
$251 Bid
Herend Porcelain Chocolate Fishnet Foal Figurine
Jul 12, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Porcelain Chocolate Fishnet Foal Figurine
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $50- $500
$251 Bid
Herend Porcelain Blue Fishnet Dog Figurine
Jul 12, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Porcelain Blue Fishnet Dog Figurine
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $50- $500
$251 Bid
Herend Porcelain Blue Fishnet Tropical Fish Figurine
Jul 12, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Porcelain Blue Fishnet Tropical Fish Figurine
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $50- $500
$251 Bid
31 Herend Table Table Accessories, incl. Place Card Holders
Jul 10, 1:00 PM EDT
31 Herend Table Table Accessories, incl. Place Card Holders
by Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $600- $800
$3001 Bid
18 Herend Figurines, incl. Children & Animals
Jul 10, 1:00 PM EDT
18 Herend Figurines, incl. Children & Animals
by Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $400- $500
$2001 Bid

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