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Set of Nine Herend Rothschild Bird Dessert Plates Painted with Different Birds

$990per set


This is a lovely set of nine Herend Rothschild Bird dessert plates, each painted with two birds and decorated with accents of butterflies and flowers on a white ground. These would make a lovely naturalistic addition to any dessert service. The wonderful hand painted birds bring nature right to your stunning table setting. These plates are 8.5 inches in diameter. All but one of these dessert plates have the necklace in the tree with the birds. One plate has the two birds without the necklace. You will love this dessert set on your table. Price of nine dessert plates-$990.00. The Herend Rothschild Bird pattern was originally made by Herend in 1860 for the very prestigious and wealthy Rothschild family. The Rothschild family absolutely loved this pattern. Twelve bird motifs were hand-painted each having two birds which represented love and relationships surrounded by butterflies and insects to incorporate the feeling of nature. It is a legend that the glittering necklace you see painted on the motifs came from a beautiful necklace that Baroness Rothschild lost. At first she assumed someone stole it. However, one day when she was walking through her garden, she saw two love birds and much to her astonishment she saw her lost necklace in the tree next to the love birds. This is how the legend began.


  • Creator
    Herend (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1 in. (2.54 cm)Diameter: 8.25 in. (20.96 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 9
  • Style
    Romantic (In the Style Of)
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  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    The dessert plates are in very good condition.
  • Seller Location
    Boston, MA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5389224410032

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About the Manufacturer


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.
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