The Herend Porcelain

Since it’s foundation in 1826, the Herend Porcelain Manufactory has been making a wide variety of porcelain sets and ornamental pieces of the highest quality. By today it has become the largest manufacturer of it’s kind in the world – where, observing centuries-old traditions, every work phase – from throwing to painting – is performed by attentive hands manually even today. With a free combination of 16,000 forms and 4,000 patterns the product range is inexhaustible. Every piece symbolizing exceptional quality, beauty and value.

Four Season (QS) tea set.

Four Season (QS) tea set. Painted only by master painters. Every piece is signed.

“A porcelain with a History”

Beautiful Ladies limited espresso set.

Beautiful Ladies limited espresso set. Limited to 15 pieces.

Here are some of the important dates in the history of Herend Porcelain Manufactory

  • 1842 – First Hungarian Applied Arts Exhibition, Budapest
  • 1845 – Applied Arts Exhibition, Vienna
  • 1851 – World Exposition, London
  • 1855 – World Exposition, Paris
  • 1883 – Arts Exhibition, Amsterdam
Apponyi platinum espresso set.

Apponyi platinum espresso set.

GRUE Herend fine china.

GRUE place setting.

Prominent Customers

“Why do we treat our customers like Royalty?
Because many of them are!”

  • The Royal Family of United Kingdom
  • The Emperor of Japan
  • The Sultan of Brunei
  • The Sultan of Oman
  • The King of Thailand
  • Several Presidents of the United States
  • The Habsburg Family
  • The Rothschild Family
  • The Lichtenstein Family
Tea Set for 6 Persons - Sevres Roses SPROG design. Herend fine china hand painted. Classic Herend pattern

Sevres Roses SPROG Herend design. Classic hand-painted Herend fine china pattern.

Canton Herend fine china

Canton teacup with dessert plate – click for more Canton Herend porcelain pieces

If you are interested

… in the History of Herend, do not hesitate to read our posts in several aspects of the products and history of Herend.

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Here you can find Videos of Herend Sets and rare Herend limited Vases.

  • Herend Porcelain Roses - blogpost

    Herend roses are one of the most complex ornamental elements of Herend fine china products. How are they made? What do they symbolise? Read more to find out!

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  • Herend Dinner plates and Serving plates painted with gold fish scale and gilded edges

    The place setting composition guide continues with the main dish, and its accessories, the dinner plate and serving plate. Lets's see the different Herend plate variations available.

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  • Herend soup cup with lid - Apponyi Green with gilded edge

    In the following article, we go through the most critical options related to the Herend soup plates and soup cups available for the customer.

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  • Serving dishes of Herend Porcelain Manufactory - Dinner sets

    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.

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  • In 2018 November, we had the honour to organise a Herend Exhibition in Vienna. Many of our customers and visitors did not have a chance to visit this event. We decided to share this experience with you now, through this article. 

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  • "The Rocaille shape cleverly combines the popular element of Rococo with the options provided by the porcelain material. The stylized shell-imitating motif harmoniously fits with many patterns enhancing their aesthetic beauty.
    The gracefully arched reliefs combined with the classic wicker motif make up a collection that enjoys great popularity all over the wider form assortment beyond the beauty of patterns choose Rocaille."

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  • Soup Cup with Lid and Saucer 744-0-09 RO Rothschild Bird pattern. Herend porcelain

    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…

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