7 Famous People Who Bought Herend Porcelain Ware

Herend porcelain ware, dinner, coffee, and tea sets are very popular not just among everyday people but famous people, like celebrities and royal families as well. Those who like style, uniqueness, affordable luxury, and traditional or modern-style porcelain ware, prefer investing in a long-lasting, quality porcelain set. The below royal personalities and celebrities also have – at least one – set of Herend porcelain ware at home.

Herend Elephant collectible. VH fishnet design

Elephant figurine – painted with VH fishnet Herend decor.

 

Queen Victoria of Great Britain

In 1851, at the first World’s Fair in London Queen Victoria of Great Britain bought large dining set for the Windsor Castle. She chose a “Far-Eastern” pattern – now called Victoria Décor – that depicts colorful butterflies and peonies. With this pattern, the Herend Porcelain Manufacture won the Grand Prix award. Herend porcelain ware became famous all around the world thanks to this décor.

Queen Victoria teapot with bud knob. VICTORIA Herend fine china.

Queen Victoria teapot with bud knob. VICTORIA Herend fine china.

Here you can find  the Old Queen Victoria fine china products.

Here you can find the “Victoria avec Bord en Or” VBO – Victoria with gilded edge fine china products.

 

Baron Rothschild Family

In the 1860s, the members of the Baron Rothschild family fell in love with bird-patterned Herend porcelain ware and thus ordered an extensive collection. The family was an important customer and patron of the manufactory. In honor of the family, the bird pattern – the birds symbolize love and relationships – was named Rothschild décor in 1861.

Dinner Set for Six People w. Soup Cup - Herend Rothschild Bird RO pattern. Herend porcelain

Dinner Set for Six People with Soup Cup – Herend Rothschild Bird RO pattern. Classic design. Herend porcelain is handpainted.

Visit the Herend Rothschild decor page for more Bird Couple fine china products.

 

Count Albert Apponyi

Count Albert Apponyi (1846-1933) also loved Herend porcelain ware, and decor was named after him. Apponyi decor is a unicolor floral pattern in green, pink, blue, or other colors. He was a returning customer of Herend. He needed a simple but aesthetic set for a massive fest for several dozen persons. Herend offered him to have a simplified version of Indian Basket, as the time was short. He agreed, and Herend was able to deliver the vast set on time.

Dinner Set for Six People - Herend Chinese Bouquet / Apponyi Green - AV pattern. Herend fine china

Dinner Set for Six People – Herend Chinese Bouquet / Apponyi Green – AV pattern. Classic design. Herend porcelain is handpainted.

 

Franz Joseph I of Austria

The Emperor loved simple patterns, like the Laurel Garland Décor. A dinner set of Hadik pattern was used by him in Buda Castle – Hungary – Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.

Dinner Set for 4 Persons - Herend Hadik / Rich Golden Edge HD design. Herend fine china dinnerware. Hand painted

Dinner Set for 4 Persons – Herend Hadik / Rich Golden Edge HD design. Herend fine china dinnerware. Hand-painted. Total: 27 pieces Herend items.

Visit the Hadik – HD fine china collection.

 

Empress Elisabeth of Austria

The wife of the Emperor, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, also loved Herend porcelain ware. She used a set with a chinoiserie pattern Red Dynasty (X’iang Rouge Décor) in her Gödöllő Castle, which later was named “Gödöllő” pattern after the city.

Tea Caddy with Mandarin Knob 6369-0-21 G1 Godollo decor. Herend porcelain hand painted. Chinoiserie and Oriental Style decor

Tea Caddy with Mandarin Knob 6369-0-21 G1 Godollo decor. Herend fine china hand painted. Chinoiserie and Oriental Style decor. Height 13.5 cm (5.25″H)

 

Lady Diana

Princess of Wales Lady Diana chose a set with Rothschild décor for her wedding.

Dinner Set for Six People - Herend Rothschild Bird Blue Fishnet - RO-ETB pattern. Herend fine china

Dinner Set for Six People – Herend Rothschild Bird Blue Fishnet – RO-ETB pattern. Classic design. Herend porcelain is handpainted.

Visit the Rothschild bird with blue fish scale fine china sets.

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Austrian-born actor and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger like Herend. He is a big collector of VH animal figures.

Herend figurine Rhino VH - Fishnet

Herend figurine Rhino VHN – Black Fishnet design

 

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