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Since 1826, Herend's flawless reputation for the finest porcelain figurines and dinnerware has depended upon skilled artisans who meticulously hand paint one piece at a time. Each one-of-a-kind Herend figurine bears the painter's personal number signed on the bottom. This fine porcelain is manufactured in the small village of Herend, (prounounced Hairend) Hungary, not far from Budapest.

Queen Victoria pattern

 

At the London World Exhibition in 1851, Queen Victoria ordered a very large table service for Windsor Castle. Decorated with a Chinese design of flowers and butterflies, it has since become famous as the Queen Victoria pattern.

Queen Victoria pattern

 

Many aristocrats followed the Queen's example and Herend continued to prosper. The company's first exposure to the American market came in 1853 with their medal winning entry at the New York Exhibition of Industrial Arts. In 1866, Fischer was elevated to nobility and titled Moritz Fischer von Farkashazy in recognition of his role as a pioneer of Hungarian industry. His grandson Jeno, who took over in 1897, initiated a second wave of innovation leading to successes at international exhibitions. After his passing in 1926, the factory continued under the leadership of Counts Andras and Moric Eszterhazy until it was nationalized in 1943. Since that time, Herend has continued to update their facilities without sacrificing the traditions of the highest quality hand painting inherent in all Herend porcelain.

 

 Baby Elephant
Baby Elephant (Blue) no longer available

Many of the animals incorporate the trademark 'fishnet' pattern. Most are available in the colors shown here: blue, black, butterscotch, chocolate, green, rust, and raspberry. Key lime, mosaic, and natural coloring is also available on some, along with special colors for events and/or shows.
 

Moose
Standing Moose (Black)

Large Giraffe
Large Giraffe (Raspberry)
no longer available

 

Ladybug
Ladybug (Rust)

Swan
Swan (Butterscotch) no longer available

 

Grasshopper - Turtle
Grasshopper (Green)
Baby Turtle (Green)

Rabbit Ornament
Rabbit Ornament (Raspberry)
no longer available

Frogs
Frog (Green)
Frog On Lily Pad (Green)

 

Sea Horse Collection - 4"h
Sea Horse
(Rust)
Sea Horse
(Blue)
Sea Horse
(Chocolate)*
Sea Horse
(Butterscotch)*
Sea Horse
(Black)*
Sea Horse
(Raspberry)
Sea Horse
(Green)
Sea Horse
(Key Lime)
    * no longer available      

 

Tiger
Tiger (Chocolate) no longer available
 
Fish Sculpture
Fish Sculpture (Blue)
no longer available
Natural Tiger
Tiger (Natural) no longer available

 

SVH3CO
Mosaic
Mosaic
VH
SVH
Rust
Rust
VHB
SVHB
Blue
Blue
VHBR2
SVHBR2
Chocolate
Chocolate
VHJM
SVHJM
Butterscotch
Butterscotch
VHNM
SVHNM
Black
Black
VHP
SVHP
Raspberry
Raspberry
VHV
SVHV
Green
Green
VHV1
SVHV1
Key Lime
Key Lime

   
 
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Updated: July 18, 2021