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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 & Limoges Porcelain Trinket Boxes 18pc. LOT
Jun 26, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend & Limoges Porcelain Trinket Boxes 18pc. LOT
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$3255 Bids
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Herend Porcelain Owl on Books Figurine
Jun 23, 2:00 PM EDT
Herend Porcelain Owl on Books Figurine
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $200- $800
$1404 Bids
Herend Porcelain "Loggerhead Turtle" Blue Fishnet Figurine
Jun 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Porcelain "Loggerhead Turtle" Blue Fishnet Figurine
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $50- $500
$1503 Bids
Herend Porcelain "Owl" Blue Fishnet Figurine
Jun 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Porcelain "Owl" Blue Fishnet Figurine
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $50- $500
$753 Bids
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Hungarian Herend Large Porcelain Rooster
Jun 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Hungarian Herend Large Porcelain Rooster
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $800- $2,000
$1303 Bids
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Herend Porcelain Green Rooster
Jun 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Herend Porcelain Green Rooster
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $200- $800
$803 Bids
Herend Porcelain Bear, Cat, Frog and Fish
Jun 25, 10:00 AM EDT
Herend Porcelain Bear, Cat, Frog and Fish
by Everard Auctions and Appraisals
Est: $300- $500
$2002 Bids
Herend Porcelain "Peacock" Figurine
Jun 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Porcelain "Peacock" Figurine
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $50- $500
$752 Bids
6 Herend Porcelain Cats
Jun 25, 10:00 AM EDT
6 Herend Porcelain Cats
by Everard Auctions and Appraisals
Est: $150- $250
$1002 Bids
Herend large cockerel, model 5014
Jul 12, 10:00 AM BST
Herend large cockerel, model 5014
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £150- £300
£752 Bids
Herend Porcelain "Queen Victoria" Pattern Dinnerware Service
Jun 26, 10:00 AM EDT
Herend Porcelain "Queen Victoria" Pattern Dinnerware Service
by DOYLE Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$6502 Bids
Herend Porcelain "Lizard On Leaf" Green Fishnet Figurine
Jun 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Porcelain "Lizard On Leaf" Green Fishnet Figurine
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $100- $1,000
$1002 Bids
Herend Porcelain "Gorilla" Black Fishnet Figurine
Jun 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Porcelain "Gorilla" Black Fishnet Figurine
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $50- $500
$502 Bids
HEREND HUNGARY Green Fishnet Porcelain Cat
Jul 10, 10:00 AM EDT
HEREND HUNGARY Green Fishnet Porcelain Cat
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $100
$32 Bids
Herend Porcelain "Pair Of Rabbits" Rust Fishnet Figurine
Jun 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Porcelain "Pair Of Rabbits" Rust Fishnet Figurine
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $50- $500
$752 Bids
Herend Porcelain "Bunny Paws Up" Rust Fishnet Figurine
Jun 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Porcelain "Bunny Paws Up" Rust Fishnet Figurine
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $50- $500
$502 Bids
Herend Porcelain "Cat Sitting" Rust Fishnet Figurine
Jun 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Porcelain "Cat Sitting" Rust Fishnet Figurine
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $25- $250
$752 Bids
Herend Porcelain "Rooster" Rust Fishnet Figurine
Jun 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Porcelain "Rooster" Rust Fishnet Figurine
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $25- $250
$502 Bids
Set of Herend Blue Garland China, 112 pcs.
Jun 25, 10:00 AM EDT
Set of Herend Blue Garland China, 112 pcs.
by Everard Auctions and Appraisals
Est: $2,500- $3,500
$1,5002 Bids
16 Herend Hungary Hand Painted Porcelain Deep Well Dinner Plates, Fruits and Flowers
Jul 14, 10:00 AM PDT
16 Herend Hungary Hand Painted Porcelain Deep Well Dinner Plates, Fruits and Flowers
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $1,200- $1,500
$1,0001 Bid
8 Herend Hungary Hand Painted Porcelain Dinner Plates, Fruits and Flowers
Jul 14, 10:00 AM PDT
8 Herend Hungary Hand Painted Porcelain Dinner Plates, Fruits and Flowers
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $600- $800
$5001 Bid
Herend lamp base, H 38 cm.
Jul 05, 10:00 AM CEST
Herend lamp base, H 38 cm.
by Twents Veilinghuis
Est: €60- €180
€601 Bid

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