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Herend

Hungarian

Herend Porcelain occupies a singular place in the world of luxury European ceramics. The firm's distinctive patterns are visually striking, and notably different from those of other major porcelain producers like Meissen or Sèvres. Whereas the latter tend to feature discrete decorative elements that appear to float on a white ground, Herend favors large, bold designs incorporating historical scenes, animals or vegetation.

Vince Stingl established what would become the Herend Porcelain Manufactory in 1826 in the town of Herend, Hungary, to produce earthenware. When he went bankrupt in the late 1830s, Mór Fischer, who took over, switched the focus from earthenware to porcelain to take advantage of the growing European market for fine china. By 1849, Herend counted among its clients members of the Habsburg dynasty and the Hungarian aristocracy. Thanks to its participation in several important international exhibitions and fairs—including the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition in London, the 1853 Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in New York and the 1855 Exposition Universelle in Paris—its wares became a popular choice for courtly dining in the middle of the 19th century, and its patrons included Francis Joseph I of Austria and Queen Victoria of England, for whom its Viktória pattern was named.

The company foundered in the latter half of the 19th century under the leadership of Fischer’s two sons. But it was given new life, artistically and financially, when Fischer’s grandson, Jenő Farkasházy, himself a trained ceramist, took the helm around 1900. Farkasházy designed new patterns and revived classic ones. After World War II, Herend was nationalized by the Communist government, but kept alive its tradition of skilled craftsmanship by continuing to produce its classic patterns. In 1993, after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the factory was privatized once again and today is owned by its management and workers.

Herend’s animal figurines, like this grouping of white rabbits, are often covered head to toe with the factory’s famed “fish-scale” pattern, also known as Vieux Herend, which produces the effect of a dense coat of feathers or fur. The fish-scale pattern also appears on this chocolate cup and saucer decorated in the Cornucopia pattern.

Average Sold Price
$1,302
Styles
Materials
Herend Fortuna Soup Tureen Painted With Butterflies & Flowers & A Lemon on Top
By Herend
Located in Boston, MA
This is a beautiful Herend Fortuna soup tureen painted with blue butterflies and flowers on a white background with 24 karat gold accents. It has a wonderful shaped lemon on its cove...
Category

1990s Hungarian Romantic Herend

Materials

Porcelain

Herend Oval Small Bowl for Handsoap
By Herend
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Herend oval small bowl for handsoap. 12 cm x 9.5 cm in whole condition. The gold on the edge has some wear to it.
Category

20th Century Herend

Materials

Porcelain

  • Herend Oval Small Bowl for Handsoap
  • Herend Oval Small Bowl for Handsoap
  • Herend Oval Small Bowl for Handsoap
  • Herend Oval Small Bowl for Handsoap
H 0.04 in. W 4.73 in. D 3.75 in.
Herend Large Jug Pitcher Decor SN Siang Noir, circa 1960
By Herend
Located in Vienna, AT
Huge Herend jug / pitcher with handle of remarkable appearance (with lizzard) Size: width of jug (measured from spout to handle): 30.0 cm / 11.81 inches height of jug: 34.0 cm ...
Category

1960s Hungarian Chinoiserie Vintage Herend

Materials

Porcelain

Herend Waldenstein Blue Table Set, 66 Pieces, in Hand Painted Porcelain, Hungary
By Herend
Located in Torino, IT
Table service HEREND - Hungary, Waldenstein Blue WB in porcelain hand painted. Hungary, twentieth century ORIGIN Hungary PERIOD Twentieth century BRAND HEREND - Hung...
Category

20th Century Hungarian Herend

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Herend Hungary Porcelain Jewelry Dish
By Herend
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful vintage Herend white porcelain jewelry dish, circa 20th century, Hungary. A beautiful oval piece with colorful flower and leaf design at center, a scalloped edge finished...
Category

20th Century Hungarian Herend

Materials

Porcelain

  • Herend Hungary Porcelain Jewelry Dish
  • Herend Hungary Porcelain Jewelry Dish
  • Herend Hungary Porcelain Jewelry Dish
  • Herend Hungary Porcelain Jewelry Dish
H .63 in. W 5.38 in. D 3.5 in.
Herend Hungary Apponyi Purple Egg Cup No 265
By Herend
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Herend Hungary apponyi purple egg cup No 265. Measures 5.7 cm / 2 1/4 in.
Category

20th Century Herend

Materials

Porcelain

  • Herend Hungary Apponyi Purple Egg Cup No 265
  • Herend Hungary Apponyi Purple Egg Cup No 265
  • Herend Hungary Apponyi Purple Egg Cup No 265
  • Herend Hungary Apponyi Purple Egg Cup No 265
H 2.25 in. W 0.04 in. D 0.04 in.
Herend Hungary Apponyi Purple Tea Pot No 601
By Herend
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Herend Hungary apponyi purple tea pot no 601. Measures 23 cm / 9 1/16 in.
Category

20th Century Herend

Materials

Porcelain

  • Herend Hungary Apponyi Purple Tea Pot No 601
  • Herend Hungary Apponyi Purple Tea Pot No 601
  • Herend Hungary Apponyi Purple Tea Pot No 601
  • Herend Hungary Apponyi Purple Tea Pot No 601
H 9.06 in. W 0.04 in. D 0.04 in.
Herend Hungary Apponyi Purple Oval Fad No 118
By Herend
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Herend Hungary Apponyi purple oval dish No 118. Measures 31 cm x 24 cm.
Category

20th Century Herend

Materials

Porcelain

  • Herend Hungary Apponyi Purple Oval Fad No 118
  • Herend Hungary Apponyi Purple Oval Fad No 118
  • Herend Hungary Apponyi Purple Oval Fad No 118
  • Herend Hungary Apponyi Purple Oval Fad No 118
H 0.04 in. W 12.21 in. D 9.45 in.
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Herend furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Herend furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinct pieces of porcelain are frequently made of and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Herend collection of furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. 123 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 7 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Herend were created in Hungary during the 20th century in the Rococo style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and y. The prices for Herend furniture can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $29 and tops out at $65,000, while pieces like these can sell for $609.

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