BROCADE PLATEAU 18"L X 12"W Limited Edition Size = 25 Almost as if silk ribbons have been spun together on a weaver’s loom, 35 different Herend patterns spanning the history of the manufactory rise up from a porcelain surface. A master painter has devoted 38 hours lacing together the vast Herend catalog by embarking on a trip to the east to capture elements of chinoiserie followed by a swing to England to make a deep curtsey to the Queen. An invitation to dine at the table of a famous banking family lures him back to the continent after which he finally returns to his own backyard where fruits and flowers beckon from Herend patterns new and old.
Herend hand crafts porcelain dinnerware and home accessories adorned in a variety of hand painted patterns. Favorite patterns in the U.S. include Queen Victoria, introduced in 1851 and named for her royal majesty after she purchased a large set for Windsor Castle; Rothschild Bird, created for the European banking family in 1860 to portray a legend about Baroness Rothschild losing her pearl necklace in the family garden; and Chinese Bouquet, designed in 1930 for Hungarian Count Albert Apponyi . From the very beginning, Herend’s animal figurines painted in a fishnet design took the U.S. by storm. Now, over 50 years later, the ranks of enthusiasts clamoring for figurines in the signature Herend fishnet pattern continue to multiply.