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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  • At Herend every piece of porcelain is unique. Yet there are some designs that every Herend enthusiast knows very well because of their famous owners. 

    Victoria avec Bord en Or (VBO) is based on a classical design that was made popular by Queen Victoria. However the pattern Queen Victoria used is actually called “Queen Victoria” but has been modernized to become VBO. What is interesting to note is that Queen Victoria first saw and purchased this design at the Great Exhibition held in the United Kingdom in 1851 at that time the “Queen Victoria” pattern was called “Kakiemon” as it was renamed later, to commemorate her later on. 

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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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