History of Herend Rothschild Bird Decor
In the 1850—60s it was a common practice to use several hundred or thousand-year-old Far Eastern porcelain decors as a base when creating new European patterns. This applies to the history of the Rothschild Bird decor as well…
The Rothschilds Had the World’s Largest Private Fortune
The Rothschild family descends from Mayer Amschel Rothschild, who started his banking business in the 1760s. During the 1800s the family possessed the world’s largest private fortune. Several lines of the Austrian branch were elevated to the nobility, and a line from the British branch was given two hereditary titles of Baron and Baronet. After the 19th century, the family’s wealth declined, but the Rothschild’s are still present in a different range of fields, such as finance, energy, real estate, farming, and wine.
The Family Fell in Love with the Bird-Patterned Porcelain
The Rothschild family fell in love instantly with the bird-patterned Herend porcelain, thus ordered the collection in the 1850s. The members of the Rothschild family were important Customers and “Patrons” of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory. The bird pattern was named Rothschild decor (RO) in honor of them in 1861.
The Birds Symbolize Love and Relationships
The diverse pattern constitutes of 12 different couple of birds, and it’s the nature lovers’ favorite pattern. The painted birds symbolize relationships, love, and the two sexes finding each other. The couple of birds and the colorful butterflies and little bugs scattered around them create a real nature-like environment. Welsh princess Lady Diana also chooses the bird-patterned porcelain for her wedding reception.
Blue and Green Are the Most Popular Colors
Today’s Rothschild decor can be created using a so-called fish-scale rim in multiple colors. The most popular colors are royal blue (RO-ETB decor) and light green (RO-ETV decor). One of the most joyful and lively patterns is the Rothschild Mayer (ROM) decor with blue, red, purple, and yellow birds and trees. The modern pattern is also available, like Dream Garden (REJA) decor manufactured since 2009. Youngsters and nature lovers are often amazed by these simple but beautiful patterns.
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The following is a brief summary, what you have to know in order to order a Herend porcelain dinner set.
The first famous dinner set was ordered by Queen Victoria in 1851 at the World Fair. Intrestingly she did not lay the table with Herend plates for diplomats, but only for family.
Porcelain is the noblest ceramic material. The word ceramics comes from the Greek Kerameia, which means ‘fired’. Porcelain is a “white wonder” made of ceramic material heated to high temperatures in a kiln.
The past few days we’ve visited the Manufactory of Herend in Hungary. It is always a miracle to return to the hometown of the European White Gold. We met the Manufactory leaders, had some words with the painters, and also discussed some of our new ideas with the management. This is a great moment to say a few words about the start of the Manufactory.
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