Herend was founded in the town baring its name in Hungry in the year 1826 by Vince Stingl and originally produced earthenware pottery. Stingl had to sell the factory to Mor Fisher who is responsable for the introduction of artistic porcelainware for which the factory is famous for today. Herend displayed its designs and wares at the First Hungarian Applied Art Exhibition then at the Vienna Exhibition in 1845, the Great Exhibition in London, 1851, the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in New York, 1853 and the Exposition Universelle in Paris, 1855. The styles became hugely popular and orders were received on behalf of multiple royal courts which gave name to one of their most famous designs. Queen Victoria, ordered a dinner set with its gold medal-winning pattern, which depicts caterpillars and butterflies, was then named “Viktória”. (QUEEN VICTORIA AVEC BORD EN OR, )

Photo: Anderson’s Auctions Lot 45 29 Aug 2020



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